This year four sub-teams, with a total of 17 members representing 13 agencies from across Canada, traveled to nine countries in order to gain insight into how other policing systems with varying social structures effectively align their investments and their accountabilities for community safety. They visited the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Chile, the UK and South Africa. The findings were rich and diverse, giving members extensive data to analyze and share.
The team committed to delivering a usable product of immediate value, and defined its research goal as: to develop and propose new metrics and requisite messaging for Canadian policing, through an analysis of contemporary and emerging methods for determining the value and impact of all investments in community safety, together with an examination of corresponding accountability processes applied to and by police organizations. It is no easy task to produce a product that is of immediate benefit to police leaders, however the ISIS 2012 team is confident their work is going to evoke significant dialogue among Canadian police professionals.
The ISIS 2012 Writing Team convened this week to further refine the concepts presented June 1 and due to its immediate relevance to ongoing national discussions, the ISIS 2012 concept and product will be previewed as part of the Economics of Policing summit meeting at the end of June.
The team’s formal research report, the final product and an accompanying handbook suited to a wide range of users will be presented to the CACP Board of Directors at the conference on August 19. Subsequently, the ISIS 2012 products will be introduced through a live presentation to the membership at Sydney, NS on Tuesday, August 22 at 2:00 pm. Time will also be set aside for a deeper discussion of the ISIS proposals during the Town Hall session on Wednesday morning, August 23.
.Please stay tuned for more updates as the conference approaches.