PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

Encore | Spotlight On Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs, Part 2


“When you connect with the community on a human level, they appreciate and start to trust you.”

 Chief Fabienne Brooks, ret.

Originally streamed on August 10, 2020, “Spotlight on Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs” features several high-profile guests to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the effectiveness and successes of national anti-bias programs adopted into various law enforcement agencies. The discussion focuses on implementing these programs, and the importance of knowing the difference between anti-bias and racism, what it means to know these terms while trying to improve the mindsets of law enforcement professionals.

Feedback on the program was positive and immediate, as staff at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum heard from both law enforcement and civilian attendees, which numbered more than 3,000 in real time for the virtual event.

Part two of this series circles back around to the importance of and successes of anti-bias training, both in law enforcement and throughout the community, specifically schools. This series concludes with questions from viewers during the original livestream.

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  • Dr. Booker Hodges, Assistant Commissioner of Law Enforcement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Dwayne Crawford, Executive Director, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Sharon Sayles-Belton, Vice President, Partnerships and Alliances, Thomson Reuters; Former Mayor, Minneapolis
  • Patrick Yoes, National President, National Fraternal Order of Police
  • Dr. Tracie Keesee, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity
  • Fabienne Brooks, Chief (Retired), Co-Director of the Law Enforcement Division, National Coalition Building Institute
  • Guillermo Lopez, Co-Director of the Law Enforcement Division, National Coalition Building Institute