Dr. Lorie Fridell, CEO of Fair & Impartial Policing and professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, participated in the 2022 NACOLE Webinar Series on January 19, 2022. Dr. Fridell discusses the current state of implicit-bias-awareness training within the law enforcement community.  

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • The science of bias
  • The characteristics of high-quality implicit bias training
  • Fact & fiction about implicit bias and implicit bias training
  • Research on the effectiveness of implicit bias training
  • What your law enforcement leaders need to do besides provide implicit bias training for personnel

Implicit-bias-awareness training for law enforcement is not “the answer” to bias in policing but is a necessary component of multi-dimensional efforts. These efforts should include a comprehensive program aimed at promoting bias-free decisions at all levels of a law enforcement agency, from hiring, training and promotions to policies, accountability, measurement, and outreach to diverse communities, among others.

Watch the full webinar here