Henry County Police Department
Research & Development
The Research and Development Office serves the Support Services Division in four major areas:
- The R&D office serves as editorial support to the State Certification Manager to promote sound policy and procedure within the department, in conjunction with county policy and state law. It also supplies overview assistance for other written materials such as Executive Summaries and Resolutions for the Board of Commissioners. The Research element provides relevant recommendations based on pending legislation, other agencies’ successes, and industry trends which will improve present systems, cut costs in the long run, and keep operations up to date.
- The R&D office serves as sole grant administrator for both program/performance objectives and fiscal justification. Development consists of the acquisition and management of grant funding, and federal, state, and local compliance. The administrator identifies new grant opportunities, researches agency and county eligibility, writes and submits all requests for funding, administers all awards, and makes recommendations to the Chief of Police on grant collaborations and partnerships outside the agency. This position functions as project director for all agency fiscal operative grants as well as offering assistance to other departments throughout the county. The agency’s current grant administrator has been successful in acquiring $4M in direct awards for the Police Department since 2006 while managing 4-8 grants annually and assisting other county entities in submitting applications.
- The R&D office serves as Promotional Assessment Center facilitator for Sergeants’ and Lieutenants’ promotional assessments via the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. This system has been in place since 2006 and is highly regarded for its tight adherence to reduced employment liability, and its systematic recognition of key promotable figures within the agency.
- The R&D office serves as Special Projects support for the Office of the Chief and Support Services Commander. Research accepts project outlines, parameters and anticipated outcomes from the Chief or Commander. R&D then collects and compiles data, analyzes and examines it against a specific set of criteria, then presents the results in a series of formats or narratives. This ensures that the Chief or Commander has timely, comprehensive information before him in order to make decisions regarding the agency. Special Projects can consist of surveys, Internet research, press releases, agency comparisons, community outreach, or any number of timely investments.
Last updated: Wednesday February 19 2014