The BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership gathers brief, informal audio opinions on important and emerging issues. We are grateful to our contributors for sharing their perspectives and giving of their time.
In this installment of our audio series, Chief Anthony Holloway, Dr. Phillip Lyons and Dr. Ellen Scrivner answer the question: What Are The Challenges We Face Today In Measuring The Effectiveness of What We Do? Acknowledging the rise in social service work and the emphasis on quality of life issues, they talk about the ability to measure the impact of daily interactions, the challenge of determining what to measure, the risks of misinterpreting data, and the need to move beyond traditional data sources.
What Are The Challenges We Face Today In Measuring The Effectiveness of What We Do?
Tony Holloway, Chief of Police St. Petersburg Police Department
Phillip Lyons, Dean, College of Criminal Justice of Sam Houston State University
Ellen Scrivner, Lieutenant Santa Barbara Police Department, Adjunct Faculty at Santa Barbara City College in the Justice Studies Program