Rockville Police Department to Offer Free Training on ‘Fair and Impartial Policing’

The Rockville City Police Department is offering a free training for community members on fair and impartial policing.

The training will work to promote bias-free behavior in community policing, according to a press release. It will be held on Thursday, August 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville.

This is the second time this training will be held. Last year the program worked to improve communication between members of the community and the police.

According to the press release the following topics will be covered:

  • What is implicit bias? Participants will learn about the modern science of bias and prejudice, including implicit bias.
  • How might implicit bias manifest in police and in community members?
  • What can individuals and agencies do to promote bias-free behavior? Participants will learn skills for reducing and managing bias.
  • What is RCPD doing to promote fair and impartial policing?

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Isabel Cleary is a rising senior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. She is currently a Summer 2020 intern at Montgomery Community Media. Follow her on twitter @IsabelCleary

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