Fair & Impartial Policing

Police – First-line Supervisors

Training Programs

Police – First-line Supervisors

This curriculum instructs trainees in how to supervise to promote fair & impartial
policing, which can be very challenging. In addition to key content from the line-level course, this class:

  • Helps supervisors identify subordinates who may be acting in a biased manner–including those well-meaning officers whose biased behavior may not be consciously produced;
  • Provides guidance to supervisors on how they should respond to officers who exhibit biased policing behaviors;
  • Challenges supervisors to think about how bias might manifest in their own behavior; and
  • Provides guidance on how to speak about bias to individuals (e.g., officers, individual community members) and groups/media.

 

* This course has been certified for 7 credit hours by the IADLEST National Certification Program.

COMMENTS FROM SUPERVISORS

“I will better recognize bias and be able to address it with officers.”

“Examples presented made me reflect on my personal behavior as well as behavior of my subordinates.”

“(I learned) how to deal with biases that we all have.”

“I will use this training and teach my squad.”

“Helped me realize my own biases and will help me to better train those officers working under my supervision.”

“One of the best classes of this type I have attended.”

“(Some of the most useful info included) the fact that bias can occur and the officer doesn’t even realize it.”

“Good information that I didn’t know and great knowledge gained to take back to the people under me.”

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