Course detail: Early Intervention Systems

Course Description:
The "Bad Apples" in law enforcement are often referenced in the media and in conversations about our role in the community. We are often chastised for not getting rid of them and condemned as one of them as a result. But as Joe Friday on the TV show Dragnet once said: "We have one big problem in selecting police officers. We have to recruit from the human race." 
But we don't hire bad apples, so the need to intervene early is essential to guard our organizational reputation but also retain and continuously develop our most valuable assets, our employees. 
By developing an early intervention system (EIS), we create a healthier and happier environment, maintain and grow trust with those we serve, and continuously develop our employees. Because EIS systems are designed to identify employees with patterns of problematic conduct early, we can catch concerning trends and work with the employee to avoid a stalled career, discipline, or termination. 
In this course we will learn about: 
  • Goals for an early intervention system 
  • Tools and techniques to keep people out of the need for early intervention
  • Indicators to watch for in employees 
  • Systems used to identify poor behavior 
  • How to work with those who have been identified as needing early intervention 
  • The role performance reviews have in the process 
  • How mentoring, coaching, and advocating can help all employees 
Course Objectives: 
  • Attendees will:
  • understand how early intervention works 
  • understand the goals and limitations of an EIS 
  • Identify indicators 
  • Properly document behavior captured by EIS 
  • Describe tools that can be used to prevent employees from entering the EIS 
Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Discussion 
  • Exercises 
Who Should Attend: 
  • Law Enforcement in supervisory roles
Course Requirements: 
  • 100% Attendance and participation
Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion:

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