Unbiased Policing 2019
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Law Enforcement Training Institute
115 Business Loop 70 West, Rm 143
Columbia, MO 65211
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m*
*Hours may vary due to training schedules
Adam Duncan is the Assistant Director of the University of Missouri's Law Enforcement Training Institute. He has served in various Law Enforcement capacities for 18 years, including the last 6 years as a full-time trainer. He teaches a variety of topics including Use of Force, Human Behavior, Cultural Competency, and Fair and Impartial Policing. His goal is to increase Officer Safety through a better understanding of the dynamics of personal interactions in an enforcement setting.
|Travis Witt is the E-Learning Coordinator of the University of Missouri’s Law Enforcement Training Institute. He has served in various law enforcement capacities for 19 years, including the last 3 as an instructor trainer. He teaches a variety of topics including Use of Force, Human Behavior, Cultural Competency, and Communications. His goal is to increase Officer Safety through a better understanding of the dynamics of personal interactions in an enforcement environment. If you have questions related to the material please do not hesitate to contact Travis Witt.|
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit in the area of fair and impartial policing practices including implicit bias recognition for interpersonal studies. The fee for this course is $15. Payment will be collected during the enrollment process.
The “Fair and impartial policing perspective” reflects a new way of thinking about the issue of biased policing. It is based on the science of bias, which tells us that biased policing is not, as some contend, due to widespread racism and other prejudices in policing. In fact, the science tells that even well-intentioned humans (and thus, officers) manifest biases that can impact on their perceptions and behavior.
Social psychologists have shown that implicit or unconscious bias can impact what people perceive and do, even in people who consciously hold non-prejudiced attitudes.
The implication of the science is that even the best law enforcement officers may manifest bias because they are human, and even the best agencies because they hire humans, must be proactive in producing fair and impartial policing. This course covers the POST topical requirement of “Fair and impartial policing practices including implicit bias recognition” as part of the core curricula area of Interpersonal Perspectives.
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We have included a one question survey requesting your POST license number. You must provide this information to access the Introduction.
This course contains an Introduction and four lessons. Each lesson is a self-running video that can be paused at any given time. Please note you cannot speed up or skip forward through the video. Each video will end with a short quiz.
This lesson introduces the presenter, Adam Duncan, of the Law Enforcement Institute (LETI). He outlines course goals and objectives. You must view the Introduction video in order to gain access to Lesson 1.
There is a quiz at the end of each lesson. A minimum score of 70% is required to successfully complete the lesson. You have unlimited attempts to pass the quiz. Note that quiz questions may change from one attempt to the next.
After successfully completing Lesson 4, you will receive access to the course evaluation, the last requirement for course completion.
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