Determining appropriate staffing levels is a widespread challenge for university administrators and Campus Public Safety Departments. Difficult economic times have made the situation worse, as fewer resources result in difficult allocation decisions. But even when resources are plentiful, the challenge remains. We are pleased to announce the addition of our newest practice area, Staffing Analysis, to the list of services available to our clients.
Using a process known as the Margolis Healy Bi-Dimensional Staffing Formula™, or MHA – BDSF, we work with you under a flat-fee contract, using a comprehensive approach to develop staffing recommendations based on realistic current and future needs.
To collect data and account for variables, we conduct site visits (when necessary), interview key personnel, and review documents (including but not limited to briefing logs, annual security reports, budget documentation, campus planning documents, daily activity summary reports, dispatch schedule and staffing roster, organizational charts, yearly statistics, patrol zone documentation, position descriptions and staffing information, and written directives and policies). Beyond the base numbers created from the BDSF analysis, we help the institution weigh political and other factors to determine the specific mix of public safety staffing (e.g., sworn, non-sworn, contract security, proprietary security, dispatch) ideally suited to meet its public safety needs 24/7/365. Once all the data and factors are compiled, we create a report of recommendations for your institution.
What is the Margolis Healy Bi-Dimensional Staffing Formula™ and how does it work?