Individual: $195.00 for the first attendee – $95.00 per each additional attendee.
Agency: Please contact us for an agency-wide pricing quote
Due to travel restrictions to halt the spread of COVID-19, we are offering some of our classes as live-streamed, online events. When you register for a class, you will receive a private link to that online course.
Recent public opinion surveys have revealed that a substantial portion of the American public believes that racial bias has a significant impact on police operations and that this bias is widespread. At the Dolan Consulting Group, we find this very concerning. First of all, because it undermines police legitimacy among so many of our citizens. Secondly, because there is a lack of evidence to support the assertion that bias-based policing is a widespread issue.
While we reject the contention that “systemic racism” is widespread throughout all of law enforcement, we must also acknowledge that individual cases of racial bias exist among law enforcement professionals and that bias impacts some officers’ interactions with the public. When this does occur, no matter how small the number of individual officers involved, the damage to police legitimacy is enormous.
There exists today a great need in American policing to confront the genuine concerns expressed by many citizens, community groups, and elected officials regarding police bias. Further, there is a call from many for police professionals to provide personnel with a renewed sense of the historic tradition of the police serving as “Guardians of the Peace” and the correlation with police legitimacy. Our communities deserve no less than an unwavering commitment to historic community-oriented policing focused on Peelian Principles of service, “the police are the public and the public are the police.”
To that end, this training on the topic of Confronting Bias-Based Policing Challenges strives to provide law enforcement professionals with the knowledge and actionable tools to meet today’s call for greater police legitimacy and accountability.
Public perceptions of bias and the repercussions for police legitimacy
Unbiased and ethically defensible hiring, promotional and disciplinary decisions
Early intervention when confronting harassing behavior or other bias-based conduct issues within the department and in the field
Confronting bias as a leadership challenge
“Thank you for doing this training! Every law enforcement & their families should have this training! SO IMPORTANT!”
“…Lt. Nieters’ ability to teach this class truly gripped me into seeing [that] I need a change. Hope to attend further training.”
-Patrolman, South Carolina
“Harry Dolan was one of the best instructors I have encountered in 28 years of service.”
“Chief Dolan seamlessly fused his knowledge of history, law enforcement and leadership to provide a wealth of information on this topic. Two days flew by, great course!”
“This course was one of the best & most informative courses I have ever taken. Capt. Babcock’s expertise in the course matter is excellent.’
“I would consider Matt to be a master orator. Kept a serious topic interesting with his unique and fantastic sense of humor.”
-Detective, South Dakota
“One of/if not the best training I’ve attended. Chief’s lectures were relatable, accurate, and captivating. I really enjoyed the entire week.”
“Very well done. [I] look forward to sending my police leaders to future Dolan Consulting Group trainings!
- Chief, Pennsylvania
“This should be required for ALL leaders (or people in command) across the nation.”
“I’ve sent 2 of my team members to Verbal De-Escalation. I’ve had it & it’s an amazing class. After encounters, I see the 180 degree difference in these young officers! I will petition to send all of them.”
-Attendee, North Carolina