GTCC CAMPUS POLICE TO OFFER FAIR AND IMPARTIAL POLICING TRAINING

The free training is open to sworn and civilian law enforcement employees and community stakeholders.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 4, 2016

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JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College Campus Police will hold a special training for law enforcement on April 12 and April 19. The Fair and Impartial Policing Training is designed to enhance officers’ understanding of how bias — including implicit or unconscious bias — affects officer behavior, and the impact that biased policing has on officers and the community.

“The GTCC Campus Police Department has made a commitment to build trust and to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and those to whom we serve,” said GTCC Police Chief James Phillips.

Phillips and his training staff have arranged four, four-hour sessions on fair and impartial policing for their department and are opening up the training to other agencies who wish to send officers. Phillips has made the training mandatory for all GTCC police staff, both sworn and non-sworn.

Attendees can choose from one of four sessions: 8 a.m.–noon or 1 p.m.–4 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m.–noon or 1 p.m.–4 p.m. April 19. All sessions will take place at the Guilford Technical Community College Foundation Office, 101 Jamestown Square Drive, Jamestown. The training is open to sworn and civilian law enforcement employees and community stakeholders. There is no cost to attend.

The training will be facilitated by Sergeant Ryan Manley and Lieutenant Brett Chandler of the Fayetteville Police Department. Session topics include Rethinking Racially Biased Policing, the Social Science of Human Bias, Supervision and Accountability and Assessing Institutional Policies and Practices.

To register, call (336) 334-4822 ext. 50097 or email jkphillips@gtcc.edu.

Facilitator Bios:

Sergeant Ryan Manley joined the Fayetteville Police Department in January 2002. He is currently assigned as the Fraud Unit Supervisor. He has a bachelor of science in criminal justice and political science from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has completed the Fair and Impartial Policing Training-of-Trainers (TOT) Program taught by Dr. Lorie Fridell and has taught the Fair and Impartial Policing curriculum to fellow law enforcement officers.

Lieutenant Brett Chandler joined the Fayetteville Police Department in January 2007. He is currently a Patrol Supervisor. He has a bachelor of arts in political science from North Carolina State University. He completed the Fair and Impartial Policing Training-of-Trainers (TOT) Program taught by Dr. Lorie Fridell and has taught the Fair and Impartial Policing curriculum to fellow law enforcement officers.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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— Carla Kucinski/GTCC