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Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Walking an efficient beat

On Tuesday, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz meets with Madison Police Department Assistant Chief John Davenport and a guy named Tim Freesmeyer. Well, if Weekly Whereabouts has any actual worth at all, it is to Google the names of people I don't know who show up on the Mayor's schedule.

According to the website for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Freesmeyer runs a company called Etico Solutions Inc. which trains law enforcement agencies in "resource allocation." Etico's website says it can help police departments answer the following questions:

  • How many officers must be put on the street each day to reach our agency goals?
  • How many officers must be assigned to patrol?
  • What is the most efficient deployment for existing staff?

About a year ago, residents of neighborhoods in southwest Madison demanded more of a police presence on the streets to discourage what they viewed as escalating criminal activity. The city responded by budgeting for 30 new cops this year, and some of those officers have already hit the streets.

The next step is to figure out how to most efficiently deploy those officers.


Monday, July 21, 2008

9:00 a.m. Brad Murphy, Rick Roll, Michael Waidelich, Dave Larson, Brian Grady, Ray Harmon, Andrew Statz (Mayor's Conf. Room)
10:00 a.m. Policy Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
11:00 a.m. Nan Fey, Mario Mendoza (Mayor's Office)
2:00 p.m. Capital Budget - Meeting with Agencies (Mayor's Conf. Room)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

8:30 a.m. ELAM Project Kickoff event (MMB 260)
9:00 a.m. Forbes McIntosh, Larry Nelson, Brad Murphy, Ray Harmon (Mayor's Conf. Room)
10:00 a.m. Tim Freesmeyer, Asst Chief John Davenport, Joel Plant (Mayor's Conf. Room)
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Ed Hughes (Ocean Grill)
1:00 p.m. His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Common Council (Alliant Energy Center)
2:00 p.m. Capital Budget - Meeting with Agencies (Mayor's Conf. Room)
5:30 p.m. Business Reception (The Brink Lounge)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

8:30 a.m. Welcome at Step Forward Together: 2008 Public Health Partners Conference (Monona Terrace)
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
1:00 p.m. Office/work time

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - Sunday, July 27, 2008


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