Building Police and Community Trust Rescheduled date

Building Police and Community Trust Rescheduled date

02-27-19 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Building Police and Community Trust

Instructor: James Agbara Bryson

February 27, 2019
12pm – 3:30pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)

No charge for Law Enforcement Personnel (Sworn and Code)
All others $65.00 each
Enrollment Deadline: February 20, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64

Course Objective
Many believe changing demographics are creating implicit bias that affect law enforcement and the communities they serve. Therefore understanding implicit bias and finding ways to create and embrace diversity, inclusion and cultural competency are critical skills to acquire. Participants will get to know each other and understand seminar goals.
Course Content
  • Explore some of the concerns and encounters that confront law enforcement and communities they serve
  • Learn how cultural conditioning and other toxic deeply embedded social messages help determine implicit biases, assumptions, stereotypes, and behaviors.
  • Gather cross-cultural team building and diversity skills that will help overcome racial and cultural differences and shape healthier law enforcement, trust and community relationships.
  • Develop strategies and personal pledges to build trust and cultural competency in the workplace and community.
Instructor Biography

James (Agbara) Bryson CEO of New Millennium Institute wants to build trust between law enforcement and communities.  Mr. Bryson is an African American who lived in public housing and understands that we all carry baggage full of assumptions, stereotypes and biases. Mr. Bryson wants to promote diversity and cultural competency by conducting training to help build police and community partnerships. And to teach how implicit biases create stereotypes and perceptions of bias-based policing that build barriers, racial and cultural baggage in community and police relationships. This training is an important tool in helping the police and community understand how implicit bias can affect them.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Cultural Competency, Procedural Justice and Human Rights