Beyond Strategic Planning: Creating a Community Crime Control Plan for Your Agency

Beyond Strategic Planning: Creating a Community Crime Control Plan for Your Agency
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-01-14
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Beyond Strategic Planning
Unit 2 Workbook: Beyond Strategic Planning
Unit 3 Recording: Beyond Strategic Planning

Public safety agencies are doing the best that they can to make sure that the communities they serve remain safe and peaceful. But still, there will be certain things that law enforcement and other first responders wouldn’t be able to deliver or be limited due various obstacles. In these instances, it is best to mobilize the community to lend an extra hand to support and enhance the various efforts that the public sector puts into place.

This session’s speaker is Peter Bellmio. Peter is a Criminal Justice Management Consultant with expertise in analyzing staffing needs for first responders and criminal justice agencies. Utilizing computer models, he assesses staff workload to identify errors, improve procedures, and enhance the productivity of his numerous clients in the US and Canada.


Specifics tackled on this webinar include:

  • The concept of a community crime control plan, its origins, and nature.
  • How a community crime control plan enables law enforcement agencies to generate community support, strengthen the relationship with the police and maximize existing resources.
  • A glimpse of the crimes typically experienced in any jurisdiction that highlights police agencies limits to address all issues within the community.
  • What community crime control entails – commitment from the community and flexibility when it comes to maximizing the different skills, strengths, and segments of the population.
  • Developing a community crime control plan through action-oriented and data-driven planning, mobilization, implementation, and evaluation.
  • How to kick off the planning process from assembling interested individuals, conducting an orientation, and obtaining commitments.
  • The different opportunities for community involvement, its characteristics, participants and functions.
    • The Crime Control Steering Committee leads and steers the efforts.
    • The Community Action Planning Session identifies the goals and the means to accomplish these.
    • The Implementation Team does the groundwork based on the goals and issues identified.
    • Neighborhood Roundtable groups tackle and resolve specific isolated issues.
  • The characteristics of successful community committees that look into its members, rules, and practices.
  • The four phases of developing a community crime control plan
    • Phase 1 establishes the current situation – the issues to resolve and the opportunities to address these.
    • Phase 2 measures the factors in the community that impact public safety and reviews threats and opportunities within the community.
    • Phase 3 sets strategic goals and accomplishes these by looking at the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of the community and its members.
    • Phase 4 which is the implementation of the action plan.
  • The role that the police and the community members must play to ensure the success of the efforts.
  • The importance of police agencies supporting community crime control plans, lessons learned, and factors toward its success.


Audience questions concerned:

  • Using technology in communication and collaboration of the teams.
  • The composition of the committees and law enforcement involvement.
  • The size of the committees and the length of time required to work the process.
  • Conducting surveys to understand a community’s most pressing issues.
  • The frequency of reviewing and updating the crime control plan.


Resources and Handouts


Audience Comments

  • “Great information that we can use to continue our community relationships with our citizens.” — Alexis
  • “Communities will be as safe as they want (plan) to be.” Include as many voices as possible. Trust the Process. You (I) do not know everything or need to know everything. Let the community identify its own priorities. Limit meddling from mid-level managers trying to run the show.” — Daniel
  • “The realization that not everyone in the community may want to do the same job, leaving it up to the community volunteers and asking for their input before assigning them. We utilize a survey that explores why some individuals may want to volunteer for one area and not another because of a fear. What we found was more education on the subject usually changes their viewpoint. Knowledge is power! Thank you for a great seminar!” — Kathleen
  • “Very good overview – not being a police planner, I was not sure what to expect … but Mr. Bellmio did a good job of laying out how to tackle creating a community crime control plan.” — Steve
  • “Absolutely everything was fabulous. Peter was extremely knowledgeable and direct. His articulation of the steps, framework and tips – just superb!” — APRIL



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