The Burlington Police Department (BPD) would like to thank the 125+ residents and other "partners in policing" who participated in the Community-Based Strategic Planning Initiative that took place during March and April of 2015.
The BPD hosted 7 four-hour Community-Based Strategic Planning Sessions which allowed the Police Department to bring officers together with community leaders and citizens for a candid conversation about police services. Each session provided a detailed exchange of information, including a briefing and question/answer session hosted by Chief Jeffrey Smythe. This was followed by 2-3 hours of discussion, brain storming, and planning. This information has been used to create a five-year Community-Based Strategic Plan for the future of the Burlington Police Department.