Financial Foundations Framework

Rethinking Police Budgeting Part 3: The New Rules for Police Budgeting


May 26, 2021

2 p.m.-3 p.m. ET

  • Field of Study: Finance
  • Credits: 1.00
  • Prerequisite: None

The traditional budgeting process is not up to the task of addressing concerns related to public safety reform. GFOA has developed seven new budgeting “rules” that are better suited to this challenge. In this webinar, learn the new rules of police budgeting and how you can use them to address police reform concerns and achieve better public safety outcomes in your community. Restructuring public safety spending also opens up opportunities to fund social service programs (e.g., job-training programs, mental health services, community health clinics, affordable housing, etc.), which can improve community safety, wellness, and economic opportunities.

Who Will Benefit: CFO/Finance Director, Budget Manager and Analyst, Department Director

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn GFOA’s new police budgeting rules and how to apply them in your community
  • Learn why historical precedent should not be the primary determinant for future spending on public safety
  • Learn the importance of breaking down department silos and get tips on how to do so
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based decision-making

  • Member Price: $35.00
  • Non-member Price: $70.00