Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Victoria, BC – This week in Open VicPD we are looking at Time Loss, which is our second measure of our third goal – Achieve Organizational Excellence. Time Loss shows the numbers of shifts lost due to injury, illness and other factors. Time Loss is one 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.”

Time Loss | Community Dashboard

VicPD’s operational effectiveness can be, and has been, affected by having employees unable to work. There are many causes for this loss of time, including injury (both physical and mental), illness, and other absences.  This chart shows this time loss, in terms of shifts lost by both officers and civilian employees, by calendar year.

We have recently updated this measure to reflect the number of shifts lost. This internal metric has been created by our Human Resources section and is currently only available for 2018 and 2019. Additional data will be added as it becomes available.

This chart will be updated with 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.

Up Next

Next week, we move to our third category of our Achieve Organizational Excellence Goal – Deployable Officers, which shows the number of officers from our authorized strength of 249 we are able to deploy.

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.

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