Fair & Impartial Policing

Police – Training of Trainers

Training Programs

Police – Training of Trainers

(2.0 days, 30 attendees)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) supported the development of two training programs based on the Fair & Impartial Policing perspective—one for recruits/patrol officers and one for first-line supervisors. The project is directed by Dr. Lorie Fridell of the University of South Florida and Anna Laszlo of Circle Solutions, Inc.

The Fair & Impartial Policing Training of Trainers (TOT) Program allows teams of trainers, from academies and other law enforcement training organizations, to learn to implement both the recruit/patrol officers’ and first-line supervisors’ curricula. This 2.0 day TOT “walks” trainers through every aspect of the Fair & Impartial Policing Training Program and provides opportunities to “practice” teaching the modules of both curricula. Participants will receive both the recruit/patrol officers’ and the first-line supervisors’ curricula, including comprehensive lesson plans, trainers’ guide, and Power Point presentations to implement these two training programs.

At the conclusion of the TOT, trainers will be able to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the science of implicit bias and the fact that it cans impact on what we perceive/see and can (unless prevented) impact on what we do;
  • Understand and effectively communicate that fair & impartial policing leads to effective policing; and
  • Use the Fair & Impartial Policing Training curricula to teach academy recruits/patrol officers and first-line supervisors to (1) recognize their conscious and implicit biases; (2) implement “controlled” (unbiased) behavioral responses; and (3) promote fair & impartial policing in their daily work.

Trainers, who successfully complete the Training-of-Trainer course (TOT), will be certified and licensed to train the copyrighted FIP curricula in their agencies or academies for a period of two years from date of certification.


October 5-6, 2021
Where: Free Soil, MI
Hosted by: West Shore Community College
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November 17-18, 2021
Where: Middletown, DE
Hosted by: Middletown Police Department
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*Registration must be completed within 72 hours of course date to ensure receiving all printed materials before start of class.