Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is a process in which an organization's leaders define their vision for the future and identify their organization's goals and objectives. Every leader of every organization or business should develop a strategic plan and police departments are no exception.  A good strategic plan provides a clear roadmap, including a set of guiding principles that defines the actions people in the organization should take (and not take) and the things they should prioritize (and not prioritize) to achieve the overall organizational goals.

Please see the full Strategic Plan.

The Chelsea Police identified three areas to focus their strategic plan.

Employee Engagement and Success
Employees are the most essential part of the organization. They carry out the day-to-day operation of the department and will largely determine the successful accomplishment of goals.  In an effort to ensure they do their best work the department must meet their needs. Several initiatives  in the Strategic Plan are designed to promote the goals of enhancing employee engagement, support and satisfaction, and retaining a high-quality workforce. They address employee motivation, morale, opportunities for professional growth, and community engagement.

Enhancing Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness
Efficiency and effectiveness addresses pursuing a cost-effective approach to providing high quality policing services.  More specifically, efficiency refers to converting inputs and outputs with limited organizational efforts and resources.  Effectiveness refers to the ability to solve crime and perform other identified elements of public safety work. The goals and initiatives highlighted in this section of the Strategic Plan are designed to streamline processes and update procedures in a manner that allows the Chelsea Police Department to utilize technology and other resources to ensure the community is a safe place to live, work and visit.

Building Community Partnerships & Public Trust
Community partnerships allow police agencies to be proactive in their approach to addressing crime.  By collaborating with community members, agencies build trust granting them access to vital information, support and partners.  Collaborations also increase the visibility of positive interactions with officers, thereby reducing stereotypes and hostilities between citizens and the police. The Chelsea Police Department places a great value on the importance of working with community members.  Citizens are essential to solving crime, promoting peace, and preserving a safe community.