Safer Journey 2020, strategy into implementation
Keywords: Police Enforcement Programs
Submission Date: 2012
This paper will illustrate the programme of work undertaken by Wellington District Police as it has developed the Safer Journey 2020 (SJ2020) strategy into an effective deployment model. When first released to Police, the strategy and its 13 themes were initially seen as overarching the established “fatal five’ deliverables. It soon became apparent that a more holistic approach was required to achieve the desired outcomes, especially for Police Commanders. However it also needed to include community involvement by applying shared responsibilities in order to tackle the risks using a toolbox of educative approaches beyond pure enforcement. Police in the Wellington District initially developed a tasking tool based on the 13 themes of the strategy, and the newly templated Road Safety Action Plans (RSAP). This identified individual tasks that would achieve the desired outcomes of the SJ2020 strategy. As the model matured, Police could visually see how the themes align across its own business. The outcomes ensured that the finite police resource was exampling best practice and value for money, while giving some surety against slippage or under delivery. Within 18 months of the SJ2020 launch, Police introduced its ‘Prevention First Strategy”. One of the principles of this strategy is to prevent crime and crash, as opposed to responding to its effects. The established Wellington District Road Policing (RP) model has dovetailed itself against this strategy by mirroring the themes of working with partners, delivering locally-led prevention programs and improving road safety education. This paper will demonstrate the practice being used, the improved intelligence documents, the new tasking tool and Area-based risks matrix. It will validate the coordination process for delivering road safety themes through a single prevention theme and illustrate the beneficial shift across the outcome performance measures.