Implementing strategies & achieving objectives
The Everett Police Department’s 2022 Strategic Initiatives clearly define our goals and direct our organizational priorities in the upcoming year. These projects and initiatives are critical to our success as an organization and were developed in collaboration with the community and our employees. We believe it represents a valid reflection of our internal and external stakeholders' concerns and priorities.
As a cohesive organization, we are fully committed to implementing the strategies and achieving the goals identified in our strategic initiatives document and look forward to ongoing dialogue with our community to gauge our progress and achievements. The department is acutely aware that collaboration is a vital component of not only our success, but the overall quality of life and safety of our community and its residents.
Message from the Chief
On the tail of a historic year, 2021 presented its own set of challenges and opportunities for reflection and growth. Through hard work and commitment of staff, we were able to navigate these challenges and also achieve successful outcomes on all 5 strategic initiatives identified for 2021. These initiatives focused on transparency, accountability and our ongoing commitment to ensure EPD remains a leader in the law enforcement profession.
Looking ahead, we must continue to engage in the work necessary to overcome our challenges as a community, while also addressing the internal needs of our department. The impact of the past two years on our workforce has been substantial and shaped many of our priorities for 2022. Staffing challenges due to the pandemic and a record number of retirements leaves us looking for innovative ways to recruit and retain staff. At the same time, due to ongoing budget constraints it is more important than ever that we provide the highest levels of police service in the most cost-effective manner, emphasizing the need for a department efficiency assessment. An unprecedented number of promotions in 2021 highlight the need for a revitalized leadership development program to ensure we are equipped to better serve not only our department but the community. Additionally, we must continue to engage our community and build upon our accomplishments from last year in the areas of transparency and public trust.
I am encouraged by the potential I see in 2022, and I want to assure our community that the Everett Police Department remains committed to being an innovative, professional and progressive public safety agency that strives to serve our residents as part of a system that is fair, just and equitable.
With that, I am happy to share with you the Everett Police Department’s 2022 Strategic Initiatives.
Chief of Police