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Attorney General Herring Announces Initiatives to Promote Safe, Impartial 21st Century Policing in Virginia


The Office of Attorney General and the Department of Criminal Justice Services announce two Fair and Impartial Policing Training of Trainers (FIP TOT) regional opportunities. 

The Fair and Impartial Policing Perspective is based on the science of human bias, including the research on implicit bias—which can impact what people perceive and do, even in people who consciously hold non-prejudiced attitudes. The FIP Perspective leads to the conclusion that even the best law enforcement officers may manifest bias because they are human, and even the best agencies will have biased policing because they hire humans.

The FIP TOT allows teams of trainers to learn to implement both the recruit/patrol officers’ and first-line supervisors’ curricula. This 2.5 day TOT “walks” trainers through every aspect of the FIP Training Program and provides opportunities to practice teaching the modules of both curricula. 

At the conclusion of the TOT, trainers will be able to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the science of implicit bias
  • Understand and effectively communicate that fair and impartial policing leads to safe, effective and just policing
  • Use the FIP Training curricula to teach academy recruits and patrol officers and first-line supervisors to: (1) recognize their conscious and implicit biases and (2) implement skills to promote fair and impartial policing in their daily work.


You must be a certified law enforcement officer and experienced trainer employed by a law enforcement agency or training academy. Two trainers from each agency must attend since the FIP curricula are team-taught. The agency/academy must be committed to training the FIP curricula following the TOT.  

Partial In-Service Credit

Law enforcement officers will receive PIC hours for the week. Mandatory attendance is required for all training sessions. 

Cost and Registration

There is no cost to attend this training.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

Training Time & Details

Day One - Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. 
Day One - Training begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:45 p.m.
Day Two - Training begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. 
Day Three - Training begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m.

Training Dates & Locations:

October 26, 2016 to October 28, 2016

8:00am to 1:00pm

Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy

2275 Third Street

22645 Middletown , VA

United States

See map: Google Maps

Virginia US

For More Information, Contact:

Albert Stokes

(804) 225-2091


Mark Fero, Office of Attorney General
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