City of Somerville

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

The City of Somerville (City) engaged Raftelis to perform a staffing and operations analysis of the Somerville Police Department with the goal of identifying opportunities to reimagine policing in the 21st century and promote synergy between the City’s Racial and Social Justice Department and Police Department.

Work is currently underway to analyze Dispatched Calls For Service and assess staffing levels, interview a variety of managers and staff across the Police Department, evaluate operations, assess service levels by type and geographic need, and evaluate workload across the Police Department, including operations and support functions. Recommendations will include ways to align operations and share resources between the two departments and define a staffing complement necessary to meet the City’s proactive policing goals. Once a report is prepared, our team will assist in development of an internal Police Department team to implement recommendations.