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Police Department - Planning/Research

Captain John Gabbard, Division Commander


"The key to successful administration lies in optimal and non-traditional utilization of department personnel and resources to address present and future service needs." - Mission Statement, Research and Planning Bureau

The role of the Planning and Research Bureau is to anticipate the department's needs and determine which methods work best  for the delivery of key services.  It is also this division's responsibility to investigate new technologies in policing and report the results of his findings along with recommendations by the Chief of Police.

Planning:  Deciding in advance what is to be done, by whom, when and where.  It is the heart of police administration.

Research:  Defines organizational problems.  It seeks solutions and innovative alternatives to those problems through the systematic and investigative study of available data on the subject.

Some of the many responsibilities of Planning and Research Bureau include:

  • Research - Rules and Regulations
  • Research - General Orders
  • Grant Writing
  • LEADS Information System management
  • IT (Computer Operations)
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Community Services
  • Fleet Management

To learn more about the Planning and Research Bureau, contact the Department's main line at (330) 489-3100.

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