Dr. Lorie Fridell, CEO of Fair & Impartial Policing and Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, presents on implicit bias in policing and how implicit-bias-awareness training can help police officers to recognize and mitigate implicit bias in their interactions with the community – Symposium of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Law enforcement’s traditional approach to training on racial biases has been based on outdated science that assumed that individuals were always conscious of their biases and that any discriminatory behavior was deliberate. We now know through a voluminous body of research on this topic that bias can be “implicit,” working outside of conscious awareness and manifesting even in people who consciously hold non-prejudiced attitudes.

Fair and Impartial Policing, LLC (FIP) is the #1 provider of implicit bias awareness training for law enforcement in North America. The Fair & Impartial Policing®: A Science-Based Perspective training program applies the modern science of bias to law enforcement; it trains officers on the effect of implicit bias and gives them the information and skills they need to reduce and manage their biases.