Whitewater Council selects firm for police staffing study

By Dave Fidlin



An outside consultant will soon be brought in to dive into the Whitewater Police Department’s organizational structure and bring forward possible recommendations on staffing, workload and other matters.

The review comes as the current police force has worked to meet the growing needs within the community, including an influx of migrants, in recent years.

Whitewater Police Chief Dan Meyer went before the Common Council on Feb. 20 and presented the decision-making body with three prospective firms. Each responded to the city’s request for proposals that was sent out in early December.

Fitch and Associates, which provided a $48,000 quote for the study, was the selected firm. It edged out McMahon and Associates, with a quote ranging from $35,000-$40,000; and Public Administration Associates, with a $70,990 quote.

Meyer laid out the reasons Fitch was the selected firm in a memo to the council.

“The proposals were reviewed by a evaluation panel that independently scored the proposals, based on a 100-point scale, evaluating each firm’s qualifications, experience and technical competence, proposed approach to accomplish the work, knowledge and understanding of law enforcement service delivery, project organization and key personnel, cost and references,” Meyer wrote in the memo.

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