Building Police and Community Trust

Building Police and Community Trust

12-12-19 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 North University Street Poplar Hall P101


Brian Fengel, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria 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: Agbara Bryson

December 12, 2019
1pm – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: December 5, 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.