Policy Assessment: Early Intervention Systems

Early intervention systems (EIS) are data-driven tools used by law enforcement agencies to identify officers who may be at risk of misconduct, public complaints, or other negative outcomes. Such intervention systems are designed to be preventive rather than punitive, reducing the chances of an adverse event by providing identified officers with supervisory support and services, such as structured supervisor-officer conversations, therapy sessions, and trainings. In addition, the use of an EIS is intended to enable police departments to prioritize officer support resources by zeroing in on the officers who are most likely to benefit from preventive intervention.

 

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