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City of Fort Myers, FL: Staffing Study of the Police Department

Evergreen Solutions was again hired by the City of Fort Myers to conduct a Staffing Study of the Police Department. Evergreen performed the following tasks: developed a project plan summarizing tasks, milestones, and deliverables; conducted five interviews and four focus groups with various department stakeholders; reviewed current pay distribution of all ranks and identified pay challenges (i.e. compression, high volume of employees maxed out, etc.); analyzed current turnover trends by rank or level; explored development of additional ranks in the career structure to align with peers and best practices; amended and updated current career development plan (CDP), including what was needed for promotion, and the pay increases of promotion; provided recommendations on patrol shift make-up to align with recommended rank structure changes; and created a new compensation plan to align with recommended CDP, including one step approach and one alternative approach (hybrid or open).