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The Nevada Department of Public Safety's Safestat Program is here!
Our program is based on the "COMPSTAT" program, a crime analysis and police management process developed by the New York City Police Department in 1994, and exported to major law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.
The "COMPSTAT" process was designed to collect, analyze and map crime data and other essential police performance measures on a regular basis and hold police managers accountable for their performance as measured by these data. The goal of the DPS "SAFESTAT" program is the same, with some adjustments as may be necessary based on the mission of the individual DPS units.
While "SAFESTAT" was named to apply to all of the DPS divisions equally, the Records and Identification section calls their reporting, "PRO-STATS" short for Production Statistics. The philosophy behind "SAFESTAT" / "PRO-STATS" is deceptively simple. It is based on four principles which have proven to be essential ingredients of an effective service delivery strategy; namely:
Accurate and Timely Information
Effective service delivery requires accurate and timely information. Employees at all levels of the DPS must understand when (time of day, day of week, week of year) various types of services or problems occur as well as how, where, and who is involved. For the highway patrol, that's about traffic accidents and other traffic management problems.
Having collated, analyzed and mapped this service delivery intelligence, the department's commanders must develop effective tactics for dealing with the problems it reveals. In order to bring about permanent change in the conditions which create the problems, these tactics must be comprehensive, flexible, and adaptable to changing trends. They must also involve other units of the DPS, other law enforcement agencies, the prosecutors, other government agencies, as well as the public, including community groups.
Rapid Deployment of Personnel and Resources
Once a tactical plan has been developed, the deployment of personnel and resources must be rapid and focused. To be effective, the response to a service delivery problem demands that patrol and special units coordinate their resources and expertise and act with a sense of urgency.
Relentless Follow-up and Assessment
All action must be relentlessly followed-up and assessed to ensure that the desired results has been achieved. This is the only way of ensuring that recurring or similar problems are dealt with effectively in the future.