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Encore | Spotlight On Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs, Part 1


“How you define it, determines how you approach it.” – Dr. Tracie Keesee

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 one of this Encore series begins with a question about what anti-bias training is, its effectiveness, and defining some key terms.

Part 2 of this series will air on June 14th.

  • 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

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