Fair & Impartial Policing

Sheriffs’ Agencies – Line Personnel

Training Programs

Sheriffs’ Agencies – Line Personnel

(8 hours, 30 attendees)

For line personnel in a sheriff’s agency, FIP offers a law enforcement-focused program, a corrections-focused program, or a hybrid program that incorporates content for both audiences. FIP’s training program for sheriffs’ agencies includes specialized content to address the breadth of duties associated with these law enforcement professionals. This course incorporates the core content of FIP’s curricula and provides examples, scenarios, and research related to corrections, court security, and law enforcement. At the completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand that even well-intentioned people have biases, 
  • Understand how implicit biases impact what we perceive/see and can (unless prevented) impact on what we do,
  • Understand that fair and impartial behavior produces just, safe, and effective law enforcement and corrections – whether that be on the street, in a courthouse or in a correctional facility, and
  • Implement skills to reduce and manage their biases.

Sheriffs’ agencies may choose a curriculum focused on law enforcement, corrections, or a combination of both (hybrid).

“The material was presented in a way that caused me to have an open mind, it’s good to look at things from another perspective.”

“Extensive studies [were] broken down to a level where they were easier to understand.”

“The exercises done during the training have opened my eyes to applying what we learned to the process of my work.”

“I will be more thoughtful of some biases I didn’t consider before. Some examples were mind opening.”

“This was the best bias training I’ve attended. The real-life examples, instead of repetition of dry formulas, made it relatable and interesting.”

“All aspects of the training had some relevance to our work or personal life.”

“Extremely well thought through to be thought-provoking without making people defensive.”

“I found the whole thing to be useful and relevant. It was extremely informative and well-done.”

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