Incorporating Elements of Contemporary Policing in Training

Essential elements of contemporary policing must be incorporated in all academies, in-service, and field training. These elements include procedural justice, de-escalation, active bystandership, respect for all persons, sanctity of life, value of diversity, fair and impartial policing, and interpersonal and communication skills. To ensure that trainees understand and can implement these elements, the time spent on these elements (including refresher work and skill-based proficiency assessments) should be compared to time spent on training that may prioritize more aggressive law enforcement tactics.

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