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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Police Department

Berkshire Advisors completed a management and manpower analysis study of the Oklahoma City Police Department, focusing on operational efficiency and effectiveness, and staffing needs.  Recommendations included scheduling and staffing adjustments  patrol to ensure officers are working when most needed, in crime scene investigations to match periods of peak activity, in inmate processing to reduce staffing overlaps and costs, and in the E911 communications center to strengthen operations and monitoring.  Technology recommendations included exploring implementation of red light cameras and increasing investments in closed circuit television.  Other recommendations were made to increase the department’s intelligence led policing analytical capacity, streamline administrative processing and systems, increase enforcement of non-compliance with taxi permit regulations and establish fees for taxi reinspections, increase investment in in-service training, and expand roll call training.