In response to CALEA accreditation requirements and / or public allegations of racial profiling, many law enforcement agencies have begun to track the race, ethnicity, and gender of those who are stopped, searched, arrested, and / or were the subject of a use of force by officers.
If not researched and written properly, these reports have the potential to be misinterpreted by the media or community groups, needlessly damage the public image of your agency, undermine the legitimacy of your agency with the public, and lower officer morale. This workshop offers crucial skills necessary to present the information in your report in a manner that minimizes the risk of misinterpretation or manipulation, and presents the work of your agency in the most accurate and professionally responsive manner possible.
This workshop addresses critical reporting issues, such as: the best order in which the collected information should presented, how and why data should be reported by beats and units rather than agency-wide, separating pro-active and reactive officer activity, finding and using valid benchmark comparisons, and understanding the disproportionality index.
I was able to take a number of tidbits and suggestions to tweak parts of our hiring and recruiting process. I also got verification that we are doing a lot of things correctly.
Major / Commander, Florida