Include Social Interaction Training in POST
POST shall ensure that basic police officer training
includes lessons to improve social interaction as well as
tactical skills. Topics shall include critical thinking, social
intelligence, implicit bias, fair and impartial policing,
historical trauma, and other topics that address capacity
to build trust and legitimacy in diverse communities and
offer better skills for gaining compliance without the use
of physical force.
(Adapted from Recommendation 5.7 of Presidential Task
Force on 21st Century Policing report)
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