Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Foundations Framework

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

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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.


  • Publication date: May 2021
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