Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP), LLC has produced an implicit-bias training program that is customized for sheriffs’ agencies. FIP has long been the #1 provider of implicit bias training for street law enforcement professionals, including those serving in county agencies. The new program for sheriffs’ agencies adds curricula geared toward corrections deputies. As with our traditional curricula, there are versions for sheriffs’ department employees working at the various levels within the agency—from the deputy to the sheriff.

For all levels of the agency, the curricula helps participants understand the modern science of bias, how bias might manifest in their work despite good intentions, and the consequences of biased behavior. Importantly, participants are given the science-based skills they need to produce bias-free behavior.
The examples, applications, and skills associated with each version of the curricula reflect both the nature of the participant’s work (law enforcement, corrections, civilian responsibilities) and the “level” at which the person serves within the agency (line-level, first line supervisor, management and command). FIP also has curricula suitable for civilian employees.

FIP has been providing implicit bias training since 2008 and has served small, medium, and large agencies all over the U.S. and Canada. Agencies that have received FIP training include Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle, to name a few. The FIP program has been highlighted in articles in the Police Chief, PERF’s Subject to Debate, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Gazette, Psychology Today, Mother Jones, and National Geographic. The program has been highlighted by the PBS News Hour and CBS Sunday Morning.

FIP courses receive very strong reviews because our trainers are current or retired sworn law enforcement, our curriculum is successful at reducing the very understandable resistance that trainees bring into a course on “biased policing,” the curriculum conveys scientific concepts in an engaging and accessible manner, and we emphasize real-life application of concepts and skills.

What Sheriff’s Deputies and Supervisors and saying about the New program:

  • “I believe this training is essential and every agency across the U.S. should incorporate some form of this” (14Dec20)
  • “Wish I could have had this training earlier in my career” (15Dec21)
  • “The class was never boring and kept you listening. Real life scenarios made class interesting and realistic” (06Jan21)
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable on the material and had the background to reinforce the material” (08Jan21)
  • “Info is practical and can be put to use daily. Info is empowering instead of bashing” (20Jan21)
  • “I have been to several similar courses where I was told how bad of a person I am for having the beliefs I do. I didn’t get this, this time. I felt comfortable with the topic and the instructor created a safe environment to have open discussions” (Oct20 Sup)