Public Safety (Law Enforcement)
Our law enforcement consultants perform the following studies
Citygate provides in-depth workload and scheduling analyses based on your local fact pattern. We help you maximize workforce contribution and operational efficiency and help you make key decisions regarding staffing, scheduling, beat configuration, and related operational and officer safety configurations essential for the effectiveness and efficiency of your police department.
Citygate performs detailed feasibility and implementation studies for consolidations, contract-for-services, and other forms of regional law enforcement services. We have performed over 25 public safety consolidation studies, and we know of no other firm with near the same level of consolidation expertise.
In addition to staffing analysis, we conduct reviews of headquarters staff and program needs for effective agency management, supervision, and regulatory compliance.
Citygate provide development plan review services for law enforcement, life safety, traffic, and crime prevention through environmental design.
Watch highlights from our police services review presentation to Glendale, AZ
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Operational & Management Consultants
Citygate Associates’ Public Safety Consulting practice delivers a unique blend of extensive experience, theory, and context-based application of public safety best practices. More than just an analysis of data, we provide insight into the current organizational culture in which that data is generated to produce actionable, evidence-based options for moving forward.
We perform rational, neutral performance reviews based on best practices. Citygate is not owned by a parent or standards-setting organization, so we will tell you what you need to hear within your fact pattern.
Citygate’s qualifications serving the public sector are exceptional. We have completed more than 500 consulting engagements over nearly 25 years. More specifically, our experience conducting police department management, staffing, and organizational assessments, coupled with our outstanding client track record and extensive expertise in data analysis, sworn and civilian operations, and oversight, make Citygate the obvious choice for your next project.
Citygate has completed workload and scheduling plan audits, conducted public safety Joint Powers Authority feasibility studies involving several agency partners, as well as completed police department consolidation studies. Many of these studies required comprehensive review of calls for service, workload, cost analysis, and a host of other components, as well as extensive data evaluation, literature review, and interviews and surveys with department personnel and community members.
Within recent years, Citygate has completed three police department reviews for the Cities of Provo, Utah; Maricopa, Arizona; and Goodyear, Arizona. These three studies each resulted in approximately 30 specific action-item recommendations, all of which were accepted and are in the process of being implemented. In fact, 16 of our 29 recommendations for the City of Maricopa had already been implemented at the time we made our public Final Report presentation!
Citygate In the News
|Woodbury, MN||Public safety staffing study for the City of Woodbury, Minnesota, entailing a fire services Standards of Coverage and headquarters assessment and a police, fire, and emergency medical services integrated analysis overview.|
|Yuba County, CA||Comprehensive services delivery and staffing review of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.|
|San Luis Obispo, CA||Comprehensive services delivery and staffing review of the San Luis Obispo Police Department.|
|Eloy Police Department, AZ||Comprehensive services delivery and staffing review of the City of Eloy Police Department.|
|Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, CA||Comprehensive public safety deployment and performance review.|
|Glendale, AZ||Comprehensive public safety deployment and performance review of the Police and Fire Departments.|
|Claremont, CA||Survey and cost comparison for recently constructed public safety facilities/projects.|
|Rancho Cucamonga, CA||Police services analysis and consolidation feasibility study.|
|Santa Monica Police Department, CA||Patrol Division workload and alternative scheduling plan review.|
|Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, and Placentia, CA||Review of the feasibility of consolidating public safety communications.|
|Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Buena Park, and La Habra, CA||Police services consolidation or contract for shared services analysis.|
|Maricopa, AZ||Limited and focused review of the Police Department to review, analyze, and make actionable recommendations regarding the leadership and management systems in the Police Department based on best practices.|
|Goodyear, AZ||Management review of the Police Department, focusing on leadership and management structures, operating and administrative policies, internal affairs, and discipline and staff training; review of the criminal investigations unit and hiring and promotional policies and procedures.|
|Provo, UT||Review of the Police Department’s leadership and management approach to implementing its policies regarding standards of conduct and ethics; executive recruitment of a Police Chief.|
|Burlingame and San Mateo, CA||Analysis of the feasibility of merging all or a portion of the Cities’ current Police Service operations.|
|Folsom, CA||Recruitment assistance for a new Police Chief by administering character and behavior assessment surveys for existing command staff and potential Police Chief candidates.|
|Cloverdale, CA||Assessment of key policy issues to help the City gain an understanding of key choices it must make for the sizing of public safety services, including the City Police Department.|
|Ogden, UT||General management and staffing studies for eight City Departments, including Police.|
|Albany, CA||Citywide operational review, including the Police Department.|
|Madera County, CA||Fee Program development, including public safety.|
|Glendora, CA||Citywide management and staffing audit, including the Police Department.|
|California Department of Corrections, Parole and Community Services Division||Statewide Parole Agent III workload and staffing study.|
|Corona, CA||Rotating departmental management and staffing studies, including the Police Department.|
|Placer County, CA||Sheriff-Coroner-Marshall Department service area fee analysis, specifically, professional technical services related to development impact planning as it relates to police protection and prevention services.|