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The overall goal for this course is to encourage bias-free policing as law enforcement officers encounter a diverse population on a daily basis. This training is not designed to determine whether racial or other biased-based policing is occurring. Instead, it focuses on how to increase your professional skills so that biases do not have a negative impact on the decisions you make.
Participants will determine their responsibility in identifying implicit biases, select proper procedures that are just and impartial, and recall the importance of character to establish legitimacy during police/public interactions.
Develop procedural knowledge of Kansas state statues regarding racial and other biased-based policing procedures.
Identify procedurally just behaviors during police/public interactions.
Examine the need for police legitimacy.
Establish law enforcement responsibilities in building and sustaining public trust.
Investigate implicit and explicit bias and the impact of biases in law enforcement.
Review the Six Pillars of Character and apply them to police/public interactions.
Feel free to take one of the Implicit Association Tests here. The results of the test are not a definitive assessment of your implicit preference, and are for educational purposes only. You do not need to take this test or share the results to complete this class.
Who Should Attend
Law Enforcement Officers
Self-paced online reading
Complete a multiple choice exam with a score of 70% or better
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