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Canon City Police Annex - Training Room
1145 Ohio Ave., Canon City, CO 81212
July 29 - August 1, 2024
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: Commander Tim Bell
(719)276-5624, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post COVID-19 - Defunding the Police - Smaller Candidate Pools
How can you maximize the use of the resources that you have available?

    The last four years have been tumultuous for many law enforcement administrators. The COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 was an unprecedented challenge to which many agencies are still recovering. In May of 2020, a series of high-profile police-related incidents sparked increased racial tensions and civil unreset throughout the nation. Police monitoring organizations were proposed and a rise in police ambushes were seen. Today, more police officers are leaving the profession prior to retirement age while new qualified candidates to fill positions are harder to find. For many law enforcement agencies, it may be an opportune time for a deep-reflection on their current operations and a tune-up to take advantage of efficiences that may be available based on their current staffing.

    Good decisions require good data, and good data does not appear all by itself.This course is designed to focus police administrators on the issue of workload within their agency.How to identify workload, how to capture workload, how to explain workload, and how to convert workload to necessary staff is all covered in depth to help today’s administrators effectively convey their need to either increase staff or maintain current positions.

efficiencies  In addition to workload, this course covers the crucial topic of schedule optimization.  For many agencies, overtime budgets are increasing due to inefficient work schedules, not solely due to staff shortages.  Too many agencies operate on antiquated schedules that no longer fit the agency’s workload curve.  Overstaffing in the early morning hours leads to short staffing in the afternoon hours when call loads are at their highest.  This course provides a methodology to staff your agency in a way that is most attuned to the agency’s workload curve.


Workshop Instructor:
Timothy J. Freesmeyer
Office: 309-333-4906
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   Tim Freesmeyer has taught Resource Allocation and Deployment to thousands of law enforcement managers across the country over the last 29 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 has taught routinely in various law enforcement command programs in the states of Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, and Illinois as well as sponsored workshops throughout the country.vTim also 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 and is actively pursuing a doctoral degree from Harding University in Leadership.

What To Bring ...
   Participants are required to bring a laptop computer, preloaded with Microsoft Excel.  Some participants in the past have attempted the course with other spreadsheet applications and have found that some formulas do not translate directly.  Please be sure that you have tested your installation of Excel prior to arrival to ensure full functionality.
   It is highly suggested that participants bring an external mouse.  Touch pads on laptop computers can quickly become cumbersome when working in Excel.  Participants may also wish to bring a flash drive to store their final spreadsheet and to share their work with others in the class. 

Course Topics Include...

  • How to organize and conduct a workload study using various internal and external quantifiable drivers. 
  • Critical thinking about the data collection methods in place within the participant’s agency and what changes may need to take place.
  • How to calculate minimum staffing needs and performance staffing needs to reach a targeted level of efficiency and service.
  • How to calculate a shift relief factor based on agency data to determine the total staff size required to maintain daily staffing levels. 
  • How to calculate the necessary deployment of line officers by day of week, time of day, and geographic location. 
  • How to evaluate different scheduling configurations for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • The conditions that must be met when changing shift lengths to maintain their current total staff size. 

Recommended Accommodations ...

Hampton Inn Canon City
102 McCormick Parkway
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 269-1112
Best Western Canon City
110 Latigo Lane
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-2400
Holiday Inn Express
3271 US Hwy 50
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 345-3600

How to enroll…

  Enrollment is limited to 34 seats for this course.  Tuition cost is $500 per seat and includes all handouts and Excel templates.  To register, call Etico Solutions at (309) 333-4906 or register online at www.eticosolutions.com.    Once the class is confirmed, an invoice and confirmation of attendance will be sent.  Substitutions are allowed but cancellations must be made before July 15, 2024 for a refund of tuition. 


Canon City Course Registration


 Canon City Resource Allocation Course Flier (downloadable PDF)