A University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) expert is helping the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) develop a system for identifying officers with performance problems and correcting those problems.
Dr. Samuel Walker, Professor Emeritus in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is in Ottawa, Canada this week, beginning his consultant work with “the Mounties.”
Walker is assisting the RCMP in the development of an Early Intervention System (EIS) for its 20,000 officer workforce.
An EIS is a database of police officer performance that allows supervisors to identify officers with performance problems and to then provide intervention.
Early Intervention Systems are one of Walker’s main areas of expertise. He received a U.S. Justice Department grant in 2000 to research and write the report Early Intervention Systems for Law Enforcement Agencies: A Planning and Management Guide (2003).
The consulting work with the RCMP will last for one year.
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