Pillar 5: Training and Education
The Saint Paul Police Department will train officers for success to face 21st Century crime and violence in our community, social services needs and critical circumstances in ways that are culturally competent and responsive to our community.
21st Century Policing Recommendations
Report Recommendation 5.1
The Federal Government should support the development of partnerships with training facilities across the country to promote consistent standards for high quality training and establish training innovation hubs.
Report Recommendation 5.2
Engage community members in the law enforcement training process.
Report Recommendation 5.3
Provide leadership training to all personnel throughout their careers.
Report Recommendation 5.4
The U.S. Department of Justice should develop, in partnership with institutions of higher education, a national postgraduate institute of policing for senior executives with a standardized curriculum preparing them to lead agencies in the 21st century.
Report Recommendation 5.5
The U.S. Department of Justice should instruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to modify the curriculum of the National Academy at Quantico to include prominent coverage of the topical areas addressed in this report. In addition, the COPS Office and the Office of Justice Programs should work with law enforcement professional organizations to encourage modification of their curricula in a similar fashion.
Report Recommendation 5.6
Report Recommendation 5.7
POSTs should ensure that basic officer training includes lessons to improve social interaction as well as tactical skills.
Report Recommendation 5.8
POSTs should ensure that basic recruit and in-service officer training include curriculum on the disease of addiction.
Report Recommendation 5.9
POSTs should ensure both basic recruit and in-service training incorporates content around recognizing and confronting implicit bias and cultural responsiveness.
Report Recommendation 5.10
POST should require both basic recruit and in-service training on policing in a democratic society.
Report Recommendation 5.11
Encourage and incentivize continuing and higher education for law enforcement officers.
Report Recommendation 5.12
The Federal Government should support research into the development of technology that enhances scenario-based training, social interaction skills, and enables the dissemination of interactive distance learning for law enforcement.