Developing and Implementing Police/Public Safety Early Intervention Systems
Course Description: In today’s society, campus police and public safety officers’ actions are under considerable scrutiny. An Early Intervention System (EIS) is a data-driven tool that agencies should deploy to identify employees who display specified behaviors. An EIS is a crucial component of a procedurally just agency. Using an EIS to identify and intervene with officers who are struggling or have demonstrated behavior inconsistent with the values and mission of the agency not only lends to a more ethical internal environment but also builds officer morale and increases trust and legitimacy within the larger campus community. An EIS operates from the premise that officer education, training, health, and wellness are critical elements of legitimate agencies and also serves as an effective risk management tool in today’s 21st century policing environment.
Some of the key topics that will be covered include:
- Understanding the goals and functions of an EIS;
- Definitions of employee actions or behaviors that should trigger activation of an agency’s EIS;
- How to establish threshold or trigger levels to initiate a review of employee behavior;
- How to conduct a review of a threshold or trigger event;
- Agency documentation and record management, including management of the system;
- The responsibilities and training requirements of agency personnel, including first-line supervisors and command-level staff;
- Determining remedial actions;
- Use of internal and external supports for officer wellbeing;
- How to evaluate the effectiveness of an agency’s EIS; and
- Creating public transparency through established EIS policies and procedures and public communication.
Audience: Campus Police and Public Safety Command Staff and Supervisory Personnel
This course will be taught by higher education experts who have a background and expertise in organizational development and leadership of Public Safety and Law Enforcement personnel on college campuses.