Annual Goals and Objectives - 2016

Customer Service

Provide police services consistent with the vision and values of our community based policing organization, and serve as ambassadors of the city of Hermiston with an increased presence of employees at city meetings and functions.  Place an emphasis on service delivery to our customers through the establishment of observable, measurable, targeted, and specific performance objectives for each employee of the department.

Predictive Policing Strategies

The department will utilize any policing strategy or tactic that develops and uses information and advanced analysis to inform forward-thinking crime prevention.  This includes utilization of available intelligence and data, deployment of resources such as a dedicated street crime unit implementing a zero-tolerance stance for all incidents involving elements of gang activity in a timely and targeted fashion specific to each shift or assignment.  The continual nurturing of existing healthy partnerships established through Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch and the Community Accountability Board will be critical.  

Address Traffic Issues

Provide for a structured approach in dealing with the traffic related issues experienced in the city by utilizing engineering, education, and enforcement strategies in dealing with these problems.  Targeted enforcement of traffic along the Highway 395 corridor will be the priority of patrol.

Livability Issues

Focus on those issues which impact the livability of the citizens we serve will be a high priority.  This includes noise complaints, animal complaints, drug enforcement, and all code issues including areas of blight consistent with the Broken Windows Theory of policing.