The recent changes in the economic situation impact all governmental organizations, including criminal justice agencies. In this Assignment, you will apply organizational planning, theories of human motivation, proper ethical management decision making, and compliance with applicable law while utilizing sound management practices that maintain operational capabilities within the following scenario.
You are the chief of a police organization that employs 115 sworn officers of various rank as well as a civilian staff of 20 personnel. The city council has informed you that due to the economic situation, you must reduce your sworn staff by five officers and half (10) of your civilian staff must also face layoffs. In addition to the layoffs, you will have no funds for new programs and equipment. Also, one of the civilian staff members is married to your sister. In keeping with your police department’s mission statement, you must maintain a focus on community policing while maintaining and improving the community by ensuring public safety.
Develop a 1,050–1,400-word plan to implement these cuts in personnel, programs, and equipment and explain how the organization will deal with the impact of these cuts. In your plan, you should define and analyze the problem and design possible solutions.
Include the following in your plan: