The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is excited to announce a new initiative of providing an annual forum for law enforcement executives and criminal justice system policymakers to discuss emerging issues in policing. This effort was borne out of the Authority's 2010 Smarter Solutions for Crime Reduction: Strategic Planning Initiative as an opportunity to deliver high quality leadership development experiences for local and county police executives.
As local, county, and state governments throughout the nation struggle to govern in austere economic times, police executives are being forced to rethink their service models by developing and implementing partnerships with their neighboring police agencies or sheriff's office.
A new paradigm in policing of contracting, shared services, and consolidation poses inherent challenges related to identifying the most appropriate service model, determining true cost savings, establishing governance and equality, developing standardization, unifying organizational culture, and managing bargaining issues.
The Authority gathered a range of local and national experts with combined theoretical and practical experience in various policing models of contracting, shared services, and consolidation. Their shared knowledge and expertise on the advantages, disadvantages, opportunities, and problem solving methods for each of the posed inherent challenges of shared services and consolidation will be valuable to attendees who are considering this paradigm for their communities.
In spring 2012, the Authority will invite symposium attendees to a roundtable discussion on Illinois agency experiences in affecting change in the delivery of their service models.
8:45-9:00 AM WELCOME MESSAGE & OPENING REMARKS
Jack Cutrone, Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
9:00-9:30 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Joseph Schafer, Southern Illinois University & Police Futurists International
A New Paradigm in American Policing? Future Perspectives on Current Trends
Dr. Alex Weiss, Alexander Weiss Consulting, Evanston, Illinois
Sharing Law Enforcement Services
Sheriff Sue Rahr, King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle, Washington
King County Sheriff’s Office: Police Services Partnership Program
11:55-1:25 PM WORKING LUNCH
Leonard Matarese, Director of Research & Public Safety Programs for the
International City/County Management (ICMA), Washington, D.C.
Is our historical model of delivering public safety services unsustainable?
Dr. Frank Straub, Director of Public Safety, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
The Marion County & Indianapolis, Indiana Police Agencies: Managing the merger process from within
Dr. Michael J. Polzin, Associate Professor, Labor Education Program, Michigan
State University Public Sector Unions: Strategies when making significant organizational change
Bradley Bloom, Hinsdale Police Chief
David Cook, Hinsdale Village Manager
A Local Perspective: Multi-agency consolidation
4:30-4:40 PM CLOSING REMARKS
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