San Diego Police Department, Enhancing Cultures of Integrity: Building Law Enforcement Early Intervention System, Technical Assistance Guide   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Early Intervention Systems (EIS) are tools being adopted at an increasing rate by law enforcement agencies of all sizes and types across the United States. These systems are usually in the form of electronic databases that statistically compare employee performance against a range of numerical standards. […]This Guide is provided as one example of how an EI system can be crafted. EIIS (Early Identification and Intervention System) focuses on employee stress-induced problematic behavior, intervention, and voluntary involvement in a curative solution. The system, therefore, ignores several categories of employee performance most EI systems include. Personnel evaluations, discipline, commendations, and both the allegations and dispositions of citizen's complaints (although EIIS does include the raw number of citizen's complaints), for example, are all ignored by EIIS. Again, our focus is on early identification and timely intervention. The first step in designing your own EI system will be defining what you want to accomplish with it. This Guide has much to offer in way of organizing the rest of your effort."

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