Step 1 Analysis of the strategic plan and issue identificationThe major objective of the NSW strategic plan is to reduce crime rate and other related offences by the year 2012. The NSW strategic plan particularly focuses on reducing the rate of violent crime through a coordination of resource dedicated to reducing such serious crimes. The plan seeks to focus on repeat offenders and crime hotspot, target alcohol and drug related offences, increase response to domestic violence, reduce the rate of organized crimes and bring the offenders to justice using an effective system. The wider internal factors that will result upon the implementation of the strategic plan include alignment of internal police organization in order to achieve the common goal.
The other issue is restructuring of the NSW internal organization in order to allocate adequate resources to areas such as violent crimes that need immediate attention from the police force. In order to achieve the strategic plan for the police force, it will be necessary to re-organize the leadership of different departments internally in order to establish a decentralized police system that seeks to address specific offences in order to improve service delivery to the citizens.
The other implication of the strategic plan internally also includes increased communication system, proper succession plan, motivation of staff in order to support their dedication and innovativeness in their efforts of reducing crime rates. In terms of technological capability, there is need to improve reliability, effectiveness integrity accessibility and value of information technology in order to enhance the response to crime calls (Lipiec, 2001). The wider external environment implications of this strategic plan will be reduced fear of crimes and thus increasing local community participations with the police force in reducing crime rates in their neighbourhood.
The other external implication of the strategic objective is decreased antisocial behaviour as a result of rampant crime rates that causes fear. As a result of decreased rate of crime, community confidence in the police force will be enhanced. This will be further enhanced through quick response, offering of professional services, increased collaboration with the local community and other stakeholders and effective legislation administration process. Increasing collaboration with the local community and other stakeholders will result in improvement of response of the NSW forces because of the reduced gap of communication between the police forces and the surrounding community.
In essence the police department will be in a position to work closely with the public in order to achieve its strategic plan objectives. HR implications with explanation for eachAs a result of the strategic plan objectives of the police force, there are a number of HR implications concerns that needs to be addressed by the NSW human resource department. Some of the major concerns that need to be addressed in order to achieve the strategic objectives by 2012 are; Recruitment process- Attraction and selection of competent police forces to fill vacant positions. Planning of succession in order to limit any leadership vacuum. Enhancing learning and development plan that will assist in decision making process. Rewarding and motivational strategies that will focus on enhancing the forces output in workplace.