The Benchmark Standard

Benchmark Analytics was founded by a group of dedicated professionals who have years of experience in policing — and who understand the power of data and analytics in advancing police force management. Now, in collaboration with our research partners, thought leaders in corrections, analytic specialists and technology developers, we have created an all-in-one solution to advance corrections workforce management in America — including prisons, jails, juvenile correction/detention centers and other facilities.

The Benchmark Standard is designed to improve all areas of correctional operations and ensure the welfare, safety, security, order, justice and health of the personnel who work in correctional facilities . . . as well as the inmates under correctional care. The Benchmark Standard features three fully automated, security-protected software platforms that are instantly accessible, simple to use and easy to navigate.

BMS | Benchmark Management System

In this innovative, single-source platform, Benchmark works with you to:

  • Bring together disparate correctional officer data points from all current sources — NOTE: depending upon type of facility, may also include wardens, supervisors, sheriffs, jail professionals, parole and probation officers, security guards, etc.
  • Identify what data is important to ensure the integrity, appropriate behavior and safety of all correctional personnel
  • Comply with the policies and procedures published by the Commission of Accreditation for Corrections (CAC) of the American Correctional Association (ACA)
  • Develop an easy-to-use platform that provides a 360° holistic view of every correctional officer

BMS is a proactive management tool designed to identify a wide range of activities, practices, challenges and achievements — not simply a system to focus on problematic behavior. Additionally, our system can be configured to incorporate specific, day-to-day operational data points and processes — tailored to the requirements, goals and mission of your facility.

First Sign Early Intervention

By leveraging the work completed in BMS, we activated the power of advanced analytics to develop a first-of-its-kind management tool that:

  • Captures the data most important to officer performance and behavior — as well as the relationships between critical data variables
  • Takes into account total productivity relative to signs that an officer may be engaging in problematic behavior
  • Proactively notifies you at the “first signs” of a real need to intervene and help get an off-track officer back on track

First Sign is preventative by design: we know that intervention based upon simple, threshold-based triggers alone is not the right strategy — context, patterns of problematic behavior and officer history are what matter most . . . and what make our system better.

C.A.R.E. | Case Action Response Engine

Once off-track behavior has been identified in First Sign, Benchmark expedites thoughtful and effective early intervention with C.A.R.E. — a proactive, targeted support program that:

  • Features research-based, analytics-driven case management modules for officer-specific interventions
  • Provides “benchmarks” of best practices that have proven to be most effective for different levels of intervention
  • Facilitates the planning process with a template of actionable steps, guidelines, goals and follow-up

C.A.R.E. allows supervisors to develop a well thought out, meaningful plan of action for individual correctional officer cases to help ensure that no one in your charge is falling through the cracks.

Ultimately, our goal is to get officers who are off track back on track — and out of C.A.R.E.