CJC-3952BA Diversity

Police diversity training teaches officers how their conscious and unconscious biases around race, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, religion and other personal traits influence their conduct. Understanding how biases play a role in working with suspects, witnesses and other law enforcement professionals is the first step toward self-awareness and meaningful change. Through examples, problem-solving activities and conversation, diversity training allows police officers to: Critically examine stereotypes and cultural assumptions. Evaluate how they perceive others and how others perceive them. Discuss the negative effects of discrimination and prejudice. Increase awareness of attitudes and behaviors. Create situations to reinforce team building. Turn knowledge into usable skills for serving the community.