The fair & impartial policing training 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 may believe, due to widespread racism 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. These biases can manifest below consciousness.
While training cannot easily undo the implicit associations that took a lifetime to develop it can teach the officers how to recognize their unconscious biases and counteract those.
All UNCG Police Officers either have already or will be attending this training in the first quarter of 2018.