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Early Warning Systems: Responding to the Problem Police Officer

This paper presents a systematic study of early warning systems designed to identify officers who may be having problems on the job and to provide those officers with the appropriate counseling or training. The findings are based on a survey of 832 local law enforcement agencies and site visits to three departments with established early warning systems.


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Marcel Beausoleil
Marcel Beausoleil (Faculty)
9 years ago
While this document is now dated, it does provide a good foundation for an understanding of early warning systems and how they work as well as why needed. This is a nice synopsis of the original research done by Dr. Walker. I have used this in classes in conjunction with other material. I would recommend that someone using this be sure to look at Dr. Walker's updated research for further information.
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