City of Edina

Edina, Minnesota, United States

The City of Edina (City) engaged the firm to complete a comprehensive staffing and operational assessment of the Police and Fire Departments. Edina, which is a first-tier inner-ring suburb of the Twin Cities, was experiencing increases in demand for police and fire services, as well as changes in the type of service required in the community. We worked closely with Police and Fire Department personnel to develop a detailed understanding of the public safety service delivery context and priorities in the community. We then analyzed workload trends and patterns within the framework of those priorities and developed staffing and structure recommendations that better positioned the departments to meet their service level targets. Also, we identified several process and technology improvements that serve to increase the available capacity of existing personnel. The result is a clearly articulated staffing and deployment model that has positioned the City to elevate public safety service levels.