Data-Driven Decision Model
Data-Driven Decision Making: Lexipol’s Model for Reducing Operating Costs While Maintaining Mission Excellence
Shrinking budgets have become the “new normal” for public safety organizations nationwide. America’s communities are facing a long-term economic structural reset. There isn't much you can do to increase your department's funding levels. But there are ways to reduce the amount of money you're losing via claims, settlements, verdicts and related unproductive costs.
Lexipol refocuses the principles of powerful, data-driven decision making on internal operations. The result: dramatic reductions in officer injuries, at-fault department vehicle accidents, unintended weapons discharges and the cost of claims associated with them. Data-driven tools can reduce an agency fleet’s fuel and maintenance costs and other significant expenses. They can also reduce worker compensation claims and increase the number of available officers – a crucial consideration for agencies with reduced staffing.
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- August 5, 2013
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"The reason we chose to go with Lexipol’s Custody Manual is we were struggling to keep our policy manuals up-to-date with common practices and legal changes. Lexipol is a great tool for our management and a great resource for our line staff as a part of the operation, as well as training and distribution of the policies to the employees. Lexipol provides a tool that limits liability and is useful."
Doug Hughes, Captain
Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, ID
"Lexipol was the right choice for our agency. It gave us the flexibility, tools and resources we needed to bring our policy manual up to date, make it unique for our department and keep it current. Being a member of the Ohio Peer Review Group gave me confidence in the content and quality of the manual. Every day will be a training day for our officers with the customizable Daily Training Bulletins. Lexipol's customer service is outstanding and they understand policing. They literally “walk” you through the process."
Tim Sabransky, Chief
Loveland Police Department, OH
"Policies and procedures organize the daily work of the Sheriff’s Office and provide guidance for our officer’s decision-making in the field. Lexipol has done a remarkable job in helping us put together a policy manual that meets community needs and withstands public and legal scrutiny."
Tony Estrada, Sheriff
Santa Cruz County, AZ
"The Lexipol system allows for a police agency's policies to be continually updated to today's demanding risk management standards. Additionally, the Daily Training Bulletins bring accurate examples of the proper use and implementation of those policies for daily training for all officers."
David Helling, Chief
Bellbrook Police Department, OH
"Lexipol is, indeed, ahead of the curve with their unique risk management solutions in law enforcement. The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association has been eagerly anticipating the release of the Lexipol Custody Manual. Lexipol meets the needs of law enforcement and custodial agencies by recognizing the emerging challenges facing our agencies, and providing comprehensive tools and resources to reduce liability and risk in a professional and highly efficient manner. The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association is proud of its continued partnership with Lexipol."
Jim Franklin, Executive Director
Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, MN
"I have struggled with the duty to provide clear, concise, up-to-date and legally defensible policies. The task of reviewing and updating policy seemed to be never ending and almost impossible without utilizing more personnel and resources than we could afford. I would highly recommend Lexipol as they provide ongoing, constant review and updated policy consistent with current case law and best practices at a very reasonable cost. This allows us to better manage our resources and protect our agency and personnel."
Kevin McLeod, Undersheriff
Weber County Sherriff's Office, UT
"Lexipol is the best tool I have come across in my many years of experience. While we have always placed a great deal of emphasis on annual review of our policies and procedures, we were never able to attain the level of accuracy we have with the Lexipol product. Their timely legal reviews, quick updates and continual testing have improved our knowledge, skills and abilities when serving the public."
Mike Haley, Sheriff
Washoe County Sheriff's Office, NV
"As with most agencies, our old policy manuals were almost out of date as soon as we published them, and then we struggled to keep them up-to-date as things changed. The Lexipol manual has been a great relief to management and an asset to operations. We save countless hours by not having to do our own research, and we have a tool that is defensible and useful. Lexipol has been responsive to our suggestions and has simplified the process over time to where I can't ever see not using Lexipol."
Gary Raney, Sheriff
Ada County Sheriff's Office, ID
"Lexipol offers a hedge of protection for my office with the latest up-to-date policy based on ever changing laws, court decisions and best practices. Their web-based daily training bulletins are a great tool for all my staff to learn about policy and how it applies in real life scenarios. In attempts to always manage risk and mitigate vicarious liability, Lexipol is a must."
Tim Mueller, Sheriff
Linn County Sheriff's Office, OR
"ICRMP offers funding support to our members for the Lexipol Policy Manual and Daily Training Bulletin service. We believe best practices in law enforcement risk management begin with a well written policy manual that is continuously updated. The policy must shape practices in the field and Lexipol's Daily Training Bulletins are the link between policy and practice. Lexipol is truly an effective partner in managing risk."
Rick Ferguson, Executive Director
Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP), ID
"MVRMA has partnered with Lexipol to provide its members with the Lexipol Ohio Policy Manual and Daily Training Bulletin service at a discounted rate. MVRMA encourages its members to utilize the Lexipol service and has made funds available to help finance the cost. Lexipol provides court-tested policies written by legal and law enforcement professionals. The Daily Training Bulletins provide comprehensive training to help law enforcement professionals learn the content of the department's policy manual and practical applications of the policies."
Mike Hammond, Executive Director
Miami Valley Risk Management Association (MVRMA), OH
"On behalf of PARSAC's member police departments, I highly recommend Lexipol for their online policy manual and daily training bulletin service. Our pool of agencies have been using Lexipol for the past four years and find the standardization and professionalism of the online policy manual to be up-to-date, usable, and customizable for each department. Their customer service is responsive and I would recommend Lexipol as a good risk management service for all public safety agencies."
Joanne Rennie, ARM SPHR, General Manager
Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC), CA
"We were faced with an incomplete, outdated set of policies that has resulted in preventable liability and labor-relations issues. The release of the Lexipol Fire Policy Manual has provided us with a solid foundation upon which we can build a policy manual that is based on sound legal interpretations and best practices. The Lexipol product is easily customizable, which allows us to include policies that address our local needs. The subscription also includes training modules in our policies, which closes the gap on the most overlooked aspect of policy management."
Michael W. McLaughlin, Chief
City of Merced Fire Department, CA
"As a Fire Chief coming into a new organziation, I determined very quickly that our policies were either outdated or non-existent, placing the department and city at significant risk. I was excited to hear that Lexipol had branched into the fire service discipline and after reviewing the services, I immediately purchased the fire policy manual without hesitation."
Bruce Stedman, Chief
Arlington Fire Department, WA
"We were looking for a way to keep our policies up to date, ensure our officers were well versed in those policies and not have to dedicate a lot of resources to accomplish those goals. We discovered Lexipol met those requirements. We could not be more pleased with the quality of the product and the support we have received from Lexipol."
Michael Brown, Chief
Euless Police Department, TX
"Like most Chiefs, I do not have the luxury of having a staff that can research policy issues from the legal and best practices perspectives and then translate the information into an understandable written policy. But with Lexipol I don’t need to, because they do it all. Lexipol’s policy manual is complete and its updates are timely. There are many things in police management to worry about. Fortunately for me, not having up-to-date policies is no longer one of those."
Gregory Mills, Chief
Riverside Police Department, MO
"The main reason I chose to purchase the Lexipol fire version of its policy manual was because our police department has had a lot of success with it since its adoption. They are current with state statutes and laws, and more importantly consistent in the way they follow policies and procedures. This would not only allow our department to maintain consistency with certain policies, but rely on legal insight and industry best practices to formulate our own policy manual."
Pete Mercado, Chief
Calexico Fire Department, CA
"CIRSA has been working with Lexipol during the last two years to implement their policy manual and daily training bulletins in Colorado. To date, 45 of our members' police departments have chosen to implement the Lexipol program. We believe that the Lexipol program will reduce the number and cost of police liability claims. Therefore, we have provided partial funding of the annual fees to encourage our members to participate. The staff at Lexipol have been excellent to work with and we look forward to our continued relationship."
Chris Krall, Deputy Executive Director
Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA), CO
"I recommend Lexipol to probation departments everywhere. In fact, I have several times, every time a Chief Probation Officer asks about policy manuals. The policies are good, but it is the custom editing that makes it work for probation."
Jeffrey Bosworth, Chief Probation Officer
Sierra County Probation, CA
"When looking at the cost of risk and litigation associated with policies that are outdated or insufficient, the services offered by Lexipol make total sense. The fire industry has needed a fire policy manual service for a long time, and now we have one that is easy to use and keeps us up-to-date with the legal and regulatory changes that impact our industry and directly affect the way we do business."
Nathan Trauernicht, Chief
UC Davis Fire Department, CA
"I immediately recognized how valuable Lexipol was for our department. The Daily Training Bulletins and regular updates allow our agency to operate as though I had a full-time person handling these important policy matters. A wonderful risk management tool."
Gary Hicken, Chief
City of Saratoga Springs, UT
"One of our greatest challenges over the years has been creating policies that address both legal and best practice issues, and then keeping those policies current. We are pleased with the Lexipol service and anticipate the time spent setting up the fire policy manual will yield a finished product that is well worth the investment."
Dave Lingenfelter, Chief
Lake Stevens Fire Department, WA