The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office combined the strategic interaction program and implicit bias trainings into the Interaction and Perception training allowing for the understanding and identification of personal biases to act as a foundational component of accurate and effective pre-planning and observation/assessment of the self and others prior to engaging in an encounter. It also provides relevant context for debriefing interactions with civilians, focusing on how personal background and innate assumptions can frame encounters or influence vital decision making, and how adaptation to biases during encounters can increase accuracy and improve interactions with citizens. This course is a non-lecture, highly facilitative course that takes the student from the classroom to the Community for interaction and practice. All facilitators must complete a train-the-trainer program to facilitate this course.
16 to 22 students with 3 instructors
Community Policing, Conflict Resolution, De-Escalation, Interviews & Interrogation, Surveillance
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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