The scientific method embedded in sfn and IDA helps bridge the gap between the command team and the front-line management of operational policing.
When used within a police service, sfn and IDA have proven that they can help bridge the gap between the strategic planning performed by the command team, and the tactical problem solving performed by front-line management.
For example, at West Midlands Police, insight from Lightfoot enabled rapid assessment of piloting “guilty plea at first hearing”. The results of the pilot provided robust evidence that a force-wide roll-out would generate significant gains.
Using sfn and IDA within a police service helps support and drive:
- Evidence-based strategic planning and decision making
- Operational tactical problem-solving
- Evidence-based management of operational policing