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Our primary project in public safety is building a data-driven early intervention system (EIS) for police departments. The EIS helps identify officers at risk of adverse incidents — such as sustained complaints, unjustified uses of force, and preventable accidents — in order to match them with appropriate early interventions. This work was initiated through the Obama White House Police Data Initiative.

Our system is being deployed at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. We are extending it in collaboration with the San Francisco Police Department, Knoxville Police Department, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Read media coverage of our work in the Chicago Tribune, FiveThirtyEight, Scientific American, New Scientist, and Mother Jones.

Learn more about the problem and our solution – Early Intervention Systems for Police Departments.