Date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Victoria, BC – This week in Open VicPD we are looking at Deployable Officers which is our third measure of our third goal – Achieve Organizational Excellence. As a follow up to last week’s Time Loss post, Deployable Officers shows the percentage of officers who can be deployed. Deployable Officers 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.”

Deployable Officers | 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.  Depending on injuries and other causes, officers can fully deployable, on light duties and/or restrictions, or non-deployable. The ability to deploy officers in the field can affect call response times, preventative police work, and the wellness of the entire workforce. This chart shows the percentage of our authorized strength of 249 officers who are fully deployable on a year-over-year basis.

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.

To interact with the chart, you can filter by year on the right side by clicking once on the desired year.



This chart will be updated with 2020 information once the year is completed and the information available. Previous years may be added in the future as well.

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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 fourth category of our Achieve Organizational Excellence Goal – Complaints, which shows the number of Total, Admissible and Substantiated complaints per year.

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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