Spotlight on Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs

MUSEUM Public Programs

Public Programs of the National Law Enforcement Museum

Spotlight on Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs

Many states throughout the U.S. have mandated that officers go through anti-bias training as part of sweeping police legislation.

Anti-bias training has been part of officer training in many jurisdictions, including Minneapolis and New York City. The effectiveness of these trainings has been drawn into question by independent studies, news outlets, and police organizations alike. More work is needed to understand the problem at hand and to build consensus on approaches to the training that can lead to meaningful changes in officer behavior and peaceful resolutions to potentially violent confrontations.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum was joined by thought leaders from law enforcement and civic organizations discuss the evolution and challenges of anti-bias training, as well as solutions to meet the need for enhanced training regimens in police academies.



Keynote Speaker

Sharon Sayles-Belton, Vice President, Partnerships and Alliances, Thomson Reuters; Former Mayor, Minneapolis 1994-2002


Booker Hodges, Assistant Commissioner of Law Enforcement, Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety


  • Dwayne Crawford, Executive Director, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Patrick Yoes, National President, National Fraternal Order of Police
  • Tracie Keesee, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity
  • Fabienne Brooks, Chief (Retired) and Guillermo Lopez, Jr., Co-Directors of the Law Enforcement Division, National Coalition Building Institute

Sponsored by: