Strategic Plan


Parked police vehicles at night with reflective text shining.A Strategic Plan can mean many things to different people. This updated Plan identifies community and police department needs for the future. If no long-term goals are set, there can be no progress in improving our delivery of services. This Plan identifies the tools we have at our disposal, what levels of services we wish to supply and the City demands, and how best to achieve those identified goals and objectives.

The Plan was developed with input from you (through community surveys as well as listening to you individually) as well as discussing this vision in-house, with our elected officials, and with other city departments. This Plan should by no means be viewed as a "wish list". As efforts go forward to implement the ideas contained within this Strategic Plan, we need to study the financial ramifications in greater detail. 

The success of implementation shall be our ability to prove the worthiness of that particular direction. Only then should those ideas become concrete.

Living Document

Uniformed officer kneeling with an evidence bag and a K-9 unit leaning against him.It should be emphasized this Strategic Plan is a "living document". In that we mean the Plan should be considered a "guide". As we progress it is likely we could add, remove, or modify proposals, and/or even fully change a direction proposed for the agency within this Plan.

Review the Strategic Plan

We hope you take the time to review this vision and consider the possibilities for our agency. The entire police department will be involved in achieving the potential this document holds for us. 

We are confident the concepts described within it will improve and expand services, make us more efficient and effective, and potentially develop us into a leading police agency within the State.

View the Strategic Plan of the Santa Paula Police Department (PDF).

Update as of 01/14/2020:  The current Strategic Plan is a bit outdated and a new updated Strategic Plan is in the works.