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Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer.

Smith, Robert


Robert Smith


This briefing paper discusses the new and innovative role of the police Early Intervention Officer or Early Intervention Worker. This specialist role is the latest in the portfolio of police staff specialisms in Scotland. In this paper the author examines whether the new role has potential to add value to the policing process and also discusses ways in which the role could be developed further. The paper discusses how the new role fits into the community policing portfolio alongside other specialisms, many of which are under threat in the current economic climate.


SMITH, R., 2010. Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. SIPR Briefing Paper, 10. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, University of Dundee.

Report Type Discussion Paper
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Deposit Date Nov 28, 2011
Publicly Available Date Nov 28, 2011
Publisher Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)
Keywords Police service; Early intervention; Scotland
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