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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Chief Jones' 90-180 Day Transition Plan – The Stop, Walk, Talk, Listen, and Learn Tour!

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Chief Jones' 90-180 Day Transition Plan – The Stop, Walk, Talk, Listen, and Learn Tour!

The position of Police Chief of the City of Kemah is both challenging and rewarding, which emphasizes the efficient transition of executive leadership. This is especially true when the protection, health, welfare, and safety of our citizens and community are paramount. My intended goals, objectives, and those strategies necessary to achieve them are delineated in my 90-180 Day Transition Plan. I developed this plan to afford me the opportunity to accomplish 10 specific goals within the first 90-180 days of my tenure, as your Police Chief.

They are as follows:

Goal 1. Meet with my direct supervisor, the City of Kemah PD staff face-face, residents, City of Kemah Leadership, and other staff, while collecting as much information as possible about the type of police operations and police services historically rendered, and ongoing desired services from the community and the informal and formal community leaders.

Goal 2. To develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships, early in my tenure, attend community meetings and utilize my “Stop, Walk, Talk, Listen, and Learn” community-oriented policing philosophy augmented with quarterly “meet and greet” opportunities.

Goal 3. Assess the current administrative needs, current leadership, supervision, develop an interim organizational chart, and start the process of filling critical staff and leadership vacant positions, if necessary.

Goal 4. Evaluate and assess all departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; then take immediate actions to secure compliance to statutory/procedural best practices via the successful pursuit of accreditations, and then appoint an Accreditation Manager while providing public access to our Policy Manual.

Goal 5. Evaluate City of Kemah PD’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (S.WO.T.) to develop strategies to build on said strengths/opportunities, while addressing weaknesses/threats, and to conduct Crime Prevention Surveys.

Goal 6. Determine City of Kemah Police Department’s alignment with the 6 Pillars of 21st Century Policing.

Goal 7. Implement a “Talent Acquisition Strategy” that is specifically designed to recruit talented personnel and to identify and acquire critical resources like innovative technology, contemporary (internal/external) training, alternative funding sources, while ensuring continuous communication with all of City of Kemah’s staff and community.

Goal 8. Identify and review all city-wide emergency preparedness plans and identify the role of the City of Kemah PD’s personnel in each plan, integrate all emergency preparedness plans into one comprehensive emergency response plan; and determine the availability of emergency response equipment, training, and other related emergency management protocols (including Information Technology).

Goal 9. Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with law enforcement officials from surrounding Cities, Precincts, School Districts, Colleges/Universities, and negotiating “Memorandums of Understanding”.

Goal 10. Utilize collaborative leadership and results-based management to create an environment that is conducive to achieving the mission, vision, and core values of the City of Kemah.

I approximate that a period of 90-180 days, will be necessary to assess the procedural, administrative, and operational status of the City of Kemah PD and develop innovative and progressive strategies to address our weaknesses and enhance our strengths and lead us into the future while developing a model world-class public safety organization.


Chief Holland D. Jones

Chief Holland D. Jones, JD, Ph.D.

 LEMIT - Leadership Command College (LCC) Class #76

City of Kemah Police Department

The complete 180 Day Transition Plan can be viewed here.

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