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San Diego Police Department Implements New Strategies to Prevent Future Police Misconduct

Dozens of new strategies have been implemented by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to prevent future police misconduct, Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced Wednesday.

Zimmerman made the announcement during a fourth meeting with the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

The department is currently using a program called Early Identification and Intervention System (EIIS), which looks at trends with employees and their performance and requires supervisors to review their employees on a monthly basis.

Zimmerman said the department received recommendations from the Police Executive Research Forum, an independent review organization.

The organization conducted an assessment after former police officers Anthony Arevalos and Christopher Hayes were accused of sexual misconduct.

She added San Diego police has implemented all 40 recommendations.

"We will continue in our efforts to continue best practices in everything that we do to ensure we are the finest police department on our planet," Zimmerman said.

She told the committee, the department plans on implementing new updates--which includes adding more officers--in their five-year plan.

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