COLUMBUS, Ga. — In the wake of a slew of police-involved shootings in our nation, Columbus State University officers are getting new fair and impartial policing training.
The training is based on certain experiences that officers at Columbus State University have had.
One of the two CSU Police supervisors who got the training in Kansas last month shared her unique experience with News 3.
Lt.Tess Taylor says for two and a half days they learned about the science of bias and received a certification afterwards.
Taylor says the name of the course was called “Train the Trainer”.
She says it facilitates the adoption of best practices and policies for law enforcement agencies- which is the goal of the department’s training curriculum.
Taylor explains in depth what exactly the science of bias is.
“So this will go more into the science of why we think they way we do without we do without even thinking about it,” says Taylor.
Lt. Benjamin Scott also received certification.
WRBL is learning all 24 CSU Officers will undergo training during a four part series lesson at the beginning of the year.
Taylor says this fair and impartial training was a solid investment for the CSU Police agency.