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Police Cultural Competence Development


The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing concludes that collaborative relationships between law enforcement agencies and local communities are built upon trust and legitimacy. If collaborative relationships are developed through nurturing legitimacy, then legitimacy is attained by procedural justice. Criminology shows that four central values underlie procedural justice:

  1. Treating people in the local community with dignity and respect
  2. Giving “voice” to people during encounters
  3. Remaining neutral and being transparent in decision-making
  4. Conveying a trustworthiness in motives

Ultimately, three community behaviors are proof of collaborative relationships between law enforcement agencies and communities they serve:

  • People within the community feel an obligation to follow the law and situational dictates of legal authorities
  • People cooperate with law enforcement
  • People engage legal authorities in their local community


This program is an eight-hour, experientially-based training course scalable to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies. Contact GPC for details related to past performance content, costs, and consultants.