21st Century Policing

  • Format: online
  • Days to complete Days to complete: 30
This self-paced, 30-day online 21st Century Policing course is a follow up to the Unbiased Policing Online program. In 21st Century Policing, we present various biases, particularly implicit bias and how to recognize those biases. We also address the need to recognize our unconscious biases, so we can implement unbiased behavior. Fair and impartial policing is the goal and skills to achieve that goal are presented. 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.

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Sponsoring Agency

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

 Instructor Information

Adam Duncan
Assistant director/instructor
573-884-1355
DuncanAC@missouri.edu

 

 

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
E-Learning coordinator/instructor
573-882-1199
WittT@missouri.edu

 

 

 

 

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.
 
Course Information

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. You will have thirty days (30) to complete this course.

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 their perceptions and behavior. 

This 21st Century Policing course is a follow up to the Unbiased Policing Online program. In 21st Century Policing, we present various biases, particularly implicit bias and how to recognize those biases. We also address the need to recognize our unconscious biases, so we can implement unbiased behavior. Ideas are provided on handling gut reactions. We also discuss how to address and reduce our own implicit biases. Fair and impartial policing is the goal and skills to achieve that goal are presented.

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.

 Assignments & Grades

Your POST License Number

We have included a one question survey requesting your POST license number.  You must provide this information to access the Introduction.

Lessons

This course contains an Introduction and five 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.

Introduction

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.

Quizzes

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.

Course Evaluation

After successfully completing Lesson 5, you will receive access to the course evaluation, the last requirement for course completion. 

Technology Assistance & Details

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Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters.

Statement on academic integrity

Accommodations

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, or if disability-related accommodations are necessary (for example, extended time on exams, materials in an alternate format), please notify your instructor or contact Customer Support

Executive Order No. 38 — Academic Inquiry, Course Discussion, and Privacy

Faculty allowing recording

University of Missouri System Executive Order No. 38 lays out principles regarding the sanctity of classroom discussions at the university. The policy is described fully in section 200.015 of the Collected Rules and Regulations. In this class, students may make audio or video recordings of course activity unless specifically prohibited by the faculty member. However, the redistribution of audio or video recordings of statements or comments from the course to individuals who are not students in the course is prohibited without the express permission of the faculty member and of any students who are recorded. Students found to have violated this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Faculty not allowing recording

University of Missouri System Executive Order No. 38 lays out principles regarding the sanctity of classroom discussions at the university. The policy is described fully in section 200.015 of the Collected Rules and Regulations. In this class, students may not make audio or video recordings of course activity, except students permitted to record as an accommodation under section 240.040 of the Collected Rules. All other students who record and/or distribute audio or video recordings of class activity are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Those students who are permitted to record are not permitted to redistribute audio or video recordings of statements or comments from the course to individuals who are not students in the course without the express permission of the faculty member and of any students who are recorded. Students found to have violated this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with provisions of section 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri pertaining to student conduct matters.

Intellectual Pluralism

The university community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions or concerns about the atmosphere in this class, including respect for diverse opinions, may contact the departmental chair or divisional director, the director of the Office of Academic Integrity, or the MU Office for Civil Rights and Title IX.

Statement on intellectual pluralism