By News-Register staff • 

Newberg-Dundee police assessment will begin soon


NEWBERG - The City of Newberg has chosen Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC to perform an assessment of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

The assessment will begin later this month and is expected to continue through mid-November

The city said in a press release that Strategic Policy Partnership is a nationally prominent, Massachusetts-based firm providing managerial assistance to federal, state and local governments, with a particular emphasis on policing strategy, operations and costs.

The firm provides a wide range of services, including agency audits and reviews, performance management systems design, executive recruitment and selection, resource allocation analyses, policy development, strategic planning and organizational design, management training and transition coordination.

Much of the firm's work focuses on providing assistance to communities and their governments (and police agencies) in addressing challenging situations.

As well as, undertaking reviews and audits of police agencies to assist them in identifying best practices they should consider in improving their organizational effectiveness.

Craig Fraser and William Tegeler will be the consultants doing the study. Fraser has conducted more than 250 studies of police agencies, across the country, of both large and small departments. Fraser has conducted studies in Ashland, Corvallis, Eugene and Medford.

Tegeler, following a long career in Southern California law enforcement, retiring as commander with the Santa Ana Police Department, has been consulting and training with departments for more than 10 years.

Each member of the department will be given an opportunity to have a private, confidential interview. The interviews will focus on both the strengths of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department and areas where improvements might be made to enhance organizational effectiveness.