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Early Intervention Programs


COURSE FEE: $125

DATE/TIME/LOCATION:  see below         ***SPACE IS LIMITED***

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Law enforcement administrators throughout the country have long recognized that a small percentage of officers are responsible for a disproportionate share of complaints, which can tarnish the reputation of the entire agency. Since the early 1980’s, many large police agencies began to establish tracking systems that systematically identify patterns of behavior of individual officers. This is a problem solving approach which goes beyond taking action on a particular incident which is a concern, but identifying trends and patterns of behavior which require a more strategic response.

The premise of an Early Intervention Program is essentially to identify an officer who is likely to engage in potentially damaging behavior before the behavior occurs. An Early Intervention Program that only systematically tracks complaints and other behaviors for documentation after they have happened without analysis and action to prevent further improper conduct is not effective. The establishment of an Early Intervention Program in a law enforcement agency in today’s policing environment provides several advantages to a police administrator. A primary benefit is that the entire agency is put on notice that too many complaints and other negative indicators are being reviewed by the administration. This class will examine the benefits, components, and pitfalls to avoid when developing a program.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All levels of law enforcement officers and supervisors. 

PREREQUISITES: None

EQUIPMENT: None

CONTACT INFORMATION: Kimberly Hendricks: kdhendricks@cji.edu at 501-570-8041.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

This class is 8 hours.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

March 21, 2019
Criminal Justice Institute                   
Little Rock, AR

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