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Performance Management: From Budgeting to Operations

by Southern Police Institute (SPI)

Oct. 26 - 30, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition:  $795.00
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Procedural Justice


All registrations must be made online through the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

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This course introduces two major areas that contribute substantially to managerial success: 1) understanding budgetary fundamentals, strategies and challenges, and 2) achieving value for money with a budget linked to operational performance. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of how organizations can evaluate the achievement of their goals, identify their problems, and respond effectively while simultaneously meeting community expectations. Course instruction will facilitate and foster an understanding of an agency’s performance as perceived by its managers, community members, and elected officials. Financial and operational performance will be reviewed as they relate to those stakeholders, as well as line officers. Resource expenditures will be addressed and evaluated to ensure that community needs are being met.

Strategic management of funds and controlling the dollars will assure that organizational goals and objectives are being met within an environment of diminishing financial resources. The absence of operational standards and lack of a careful system of review is often reflected in wasted manpower and inefficiency. Achieving best value within the budget is critical to maintaining staffing levels. Each participant will be able to assess their patrol staffing requirements (85% of budget) according to a formula that will meet external scrutiny. Students will leave with an outline model for a performance management system for their agency. Training is participative and interactive, engaging students through carefully designed individual and group exercises that reinforce learning. Students will practice using spreadsheets and budget applications on their own laptops/tablets and will be asked to gather and review agency-specific data and information for class exercises.

OMCP Certificate:  This course is one of four 1-week courses comprising the SPI Organizational Management Certificate Program (OMCP). The four courses may be attended individually or in any combination. However, supervisors who complete all 160 hours of instruction will receive the OMCP Certificate from the Southern Police Institute. All four courses are scheduled to be delivered in Urbana this fall.


  • Understanding police trends, budgeting, funding sources and costing services
  • Understanding the fundamentals of financial projects
  • Understanding financial management and performance measures
  • Developing and honing operational budget management skills
  • Understanding the importance of operational performance and staffing
  • Understanding organizational culture and it impact on operational performance
  • How to apply the concept of S.M.A.R.T.T.E.R. for strategic agency planning
  • Identifying ways to measure operational performance internally and externally
  • Understanding “crime management” and “crime reduction”
  • Comparing methods of performance management (DDACTS, CompStat, Crash Stat)

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Southern Police Institute
University of Louisville