Continuity Of Operations Planning (COOP) - Police Department
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Continuity Of Operations Planning (COOP)

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is an effort to ensure the continued performance of minimum essential services during a wide range of potential emergencies. This is accomplished through the development of:

  • Plans and comprehensive procedures
  • Provisions for alternate sites, personnel, resources, communications, and vital records and databases.

Why is COOP planning important?

  • Ensures the continuous performance of a department’s essential services/operations during an emergency
  • Minimizes critical decisions in a time of crisis
  • Reduces dependence on specific personnel
  • Minimizes loss of data and revenue
  • Maintains public image and reputation

How to get started:

The UW Oshkosh Police Department is available to assist any department that is interested in implementing or updating their own COOP plan. If you require additional information and/or would like to start a plan for your department, please contact Lt. Trent Martin.