Racial and Bias Based Profiling 1.0

Racial and Bias Based Profiling 1.0 

Racial and bias based profiling is a challenge facing many communities across the country. In addition to targeting racial groups such as the African-American community, racial and bias profiling also affects a broad range of sub-cultures, including gender based, religious, physically and mentally challenged, and prior military service issues. Not only is racial and bias based profiling humiliating and degrading for the people subjected to it, it is unconstitutional, an ineffective law enforcement practice, and it damages a community’s sense of security and well being. In this course, we discuss the various aspects of such prejudices, and how officers can operate effectively without being influenced by local prejudices.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Racial and Bias Based Profiling 1.0, 10397-0208 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-RBP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Define racial profiling.
Define the effectiveness of racial & bias based profiling.
Discuss the evolution of racial profiling since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Define biases and where they come from.
List examples of racial & bias based profiling by law enforcement agencies.
List which amendments to the US Constitution are violated when racial & bias based profiling are used.
List key elements of Peels Principles of Policing.
List the pros and cons of racial profiling in the United States.
Identify key components of an effective departmental policy to restrict racial & bias based profiling.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Racial Profiling A. Racial Profiling B. Racial Profiling - Defined C. Racial Profiling – Broadly Defined D. How Effective is Racial Profiling? E. What Types of Bias Exist? F. Where do bias’ come from? G. Racial Profiling since September 11th H. Examples of Racial or Bias Based Profiling I. An Interesting Fact J. What is race? K. Ethnicity? L. An Interesting Fact M. Overview of Racial Profiling Section 3: The Pros & Cons of Racial Profiling Section 4: The U.S. Constitution Section 5: Peel’s Principles of Policing A. Peel’s Principles of Policing B. An Interesting Fact C. Peel’s Principles of Policing D. Peel’s Principles – Specific Points Section 6: Effective Departmental Policy A. Principles for a Law Enforcement Agency Policy B. General Provisions of Your Policy C. Provide for the Filing of Complaints D. One Rule To Guide Our Actions E. America - The Melting Pot F. Effective Departmental Policies Section 7: Conclusion & Practical Tactics For Officers A. Practical Tactics for Officers B. Summary C. References

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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