Date: Thursday December 17, 2020
Victoria, BC – This week in Open VicPD we move to our third goal – Achieve Organizational Excellence. The five organizational excellence measures grow from our approach that we are always looking at ways to be better. Our 2020-2024 VicPD Strategic Plan aims to achieve organizational excellence by supporting our people, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness, and using technology to support our work.
The first measure, Caseload per Officer, is part of our fifteen measures on our Community Dashboard, which, along with our online quarterly reports, publications, and other information are part of Open VicPD, and are how we are telling the story of working towards our strategic vision of “A Safer Community Together.”
Caseload Per Officer | Community Dashboard
Measuring the case load per officer is a common method by which police agencies can be assessed for work load and demands on police officers. For example, it is a key metric reported annually by the BC Government report Police Resources in British Columbia. This chart shows the case load for VicPD officers, which is the total number of cases divided by the authorized strength of police officers at VicPD. The chart also offers the provincial case load average for municipal police agencies in British Columbia.
To interact with the chart, you can filter by year on the right side by clicking once on the desired year. You can also click directly onto the chart to select specific data points. In the chart, the VicPD caseload per officer appears in yellow, while the B.C. average is in blue.
This chart will be updated with 2019 and 2020 information once the year is completed and the information available.
We Want to Hear From You!
As part of our goals to improve your understanding of how we work and what measures we’re using and why, we welcome your feedback. Please email us your questions and suggestions.
Next week, we move to our second category of our Achieve Organizational Excellence Goal – Time Loss, which shows the number of shifts lost due to physical and mental injury.
Each week we’re looking at one of our Open VicPD Community Dashboard measures in detail to help you understand what we’re measuring, why we’re measuring it and how we think it helps you track our progress towards achieving our goals.