Measuring Value in Policing: Return on Investment

Measuring Value Policing: Return On Investment

As a result of socio-economic strife, the Covid-19 pandemic, current societal sentiments, and large numbers of officers retiring and resigning without enough new officers coming in, law enforcement agencies in Illinois are experiencing an increased workload in a resource-constrained environment. And while law enforcement agencies are designed and staffed to maximize services to their communities, there is always more work to be done.

New political realities and the crisis on law enforcement agencies have caused budget shortfalls and staffing challenges, loss of specialty units, cutbacks on training and equipment, and service cuts. In this executive summit we will explore and examine resource allocation, officer deployment and scheduling, different ways of increasing agency efficiency, and sustaining services to the community.

Presenter: Tim Freesmeyer – Etico Solutions

Tim Freesmeyer has taught Resource Allocation and Deployment to thousands of law enforcement managers across the country over the last 25 years and is passionate about improving the operational efficiency and professionalism of law enforcement agencies.

After ten years as an officer, detective, and supervisor in a mid-sized municipal police agency, Tim changed his career focus to that of an educator and trainer. Tim spent five years as an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University’s “School of Police Staff and Command” and then a final year as a full-time faculty member serving as the Director of Management Training. After leaving Northwestern, he taught 5-10 workshops per year for the next seven years for the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) in the discipline of Resource Allocation, Deployment, and Scheduling.

Tim founded Etico Solutions, Inc. in 2004 based on an overwhelming demand for education and consulting services in resource allocation, deployment, and scheduling. He teaches routinely in various law enforcement command programs in the states of Texas, Missouri, and Illinois, as well as at sponsored workshops throughout the country. In addition to teaching, Tim conducts numerous police staffing studies each year for law enforcement agencies and assists agencies in determining efficient scheduling and deployment strategies. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Business Administration, both from Illinois State University.


  • Course Date and Time: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 09:00 am CST – 4:30 pm CST
  • Venue: DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234; phone: (618) 345-2800
  • Tuition Free
  • For Executives, Command Staff & Supervisors
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 03:00 pm CST

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