skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 215759     Find in a Library
  Title: Early Intervention System: A Tool to Encourage & Support High Quality Performance--A Guidebook for the Public and Our Employees On What We Do and Why We Do It
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/2005
  Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This handbook, which is presented in question and answer format, is designed to answer questions about the Early Intervention System (EIS) in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Police Department.
  Abstract: The EIS system is designed to alert supervisors when employees are at risk of troublesome patterns of conduct. The goal is for supervisors to intervene early so that employees can be helped in complying with the department’s high standards of performance. Following the introduction which briefly explains the EIS system, the question and answer series is arranged into six Frequently Asked Question categories: (1) Why do we need an EIS; (2) How will EIS affect me as an employee or supervisor; (3) How does EIS work; (4) What input did Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department employees have in designing the EIS; (5) Does the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department EIS differ from systems in other departments; and (6) How will we know if the EIS is working and benefiting the department, our employees and the public? The handbook explains that as departments grow in size, an automated system can help supervisors keep track of employee backgrounds, behaviors, and other relevant information. The system is desirable because it allows for greater consistency in interventions with employees. The types of information used in the EIS analysis includes data on discretionary arrests, incidents requiring a supervisory investigation, citizen and department generated complaints, and use of sick leave. The system works by issuing an alert to supervisors when an employee has met a threshold in one of the tracked categories, which in turn calls for an assessment by a supervisor and possible interventions. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department EIS was designed by a consensus of 45 employees representing every component of the department. Appendix
  Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
  Index Term(s): Performance requirements ; Police civilian employees ; Technical assistance reports ; Misconduct ; North Carolina ; Performance Measures
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2002-HS-WX-0020
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept
601 E Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Downloaded September 28, 2006.
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.