Building a Deeper Police Early Intervention System

Building a Deeper Police Early Intervention System Fellows: Thomas Ralph Davidson, John Henry Hinnefeld, Edward YoxallMentor: Jen Helsby, Joe WalshProject Manager: Allison WeilProject Partner: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department In 2015, DSSG participated in the White House Police Data Initiative, partnering with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to build a better “early intervention system” (EIS). These systems help police departments determine which officers are at risk of an adverse incident — such as a sustained citizen complaint, excessive use of force, or on-duty injury — so that they can receive additional training and assistance before these events occur. Last year’s project used anonymized data about officers, arrests, complaints, and other local measures to produce a new model for CMPD that predicts risk with more true positives and fewer false positives than their…


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