Fair & Impartial Policing

Police – Patrol Officers

Training Programs

Police – Patrol Officers

(8 hours, 30 attendees)

The US Department of Justice funded the development of a curriculum for recruits and patrol officers that reflects the Fair & Impartial Policing perspective.

The 8-hour training helps the recruit and patrol officer to:

  • Understand that even well-intentioned people have biases;
  • Understand how implicit biases impact on what we perceive/see and can (unless prevented) impact on what we do;
  • Understand that fair & impartial policing leads to effective policing; and,
  • Use tools that help him/her (1) recognize his/her conscious and implicit biases, and (2) implement “controlled” (unbiased) behavioral responses.

COMMENTS FROM OFFICERS

“I will go into each situation with this training in the back of my head.”

“Absolutely (I will be able to apply the information and skills to my job). I felt that all the information was related to our jobs and how society relates to these issues as well.”

“We were told we were going to ‘racial profiling’ class all day and, to be honest, that already put me off——thinking it was going to be the same stuff we always get. I was very, very surprised and happy to receive this training today.”

“I learned what ‘implicit bias’ means and understand its effects on me, decisions I make and community perceptions of officers.”