Procedural Justice Training Institute
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Procedural Justice Training Institute

Procedural Justice relates to the idea of fairness between citizens and public safety agencies. It is a belief that the administration of justice, the allocation and use of departmental resources, and the resolution of conflicts in an impartial manner all produce trust and promote positive relationships between police/public safety and the communities they serve. 


The DSA Procedural Justice Training Institute has been constructed for college and university police/public safety agency leaders and is taught by expert faculty. From command staff to first line supervisors, college and university sworn and non-sworn leaders who participate in Institute courses will be prepared to create and strengthen the ethical culture within their public safety organization that will aid in ensuring fair and impartial campus policing practices. 


1st Amendment and Higher Education: From Protests to Biased Speech


Course Description: This class will focus on First Amendment implications for higher education specific to campus law enforcement and public safety. The class will cover an overview of the First Amendment and will include opportunities for discussion and participation in case studies and practical exercises.


Some of the key topics that will be covered include:


    • Overview of First Amendment
    • Public vs. private implications
    • Key First Amendment cases
    • Impact on law enforcement and public safety
    • Crowds vs. mobs
    • Free speech zones
    • Online and virtual implications
    • Employee speech
    • Implications for threat/risk assessment
    • Policy considerations
    • Managing community expectations


Audience: Campus Police and Public Safety Command Staff and Supervisory Personnel


This course will be taught by two experts who have experience in the development of policies and procedures regarding speech, protests, and bias incidents. Both instructors have worked collaboratively with law enforcement and other agencies in addressing such issues.  They have both spoken on the national and regional level on issues related to the First Amendment.




Virtual – 1 Day Class from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

1st Amendment: VIRTUAL CLASS 2021-01


May 19, 2021

Organizational Ethics and Biased Policing


Course Description: This course will equip campus police and public safety leaders and supervisors with information necessary to understand, develop, and implement an ethical organizational culture in their campus agency that endeavors to be free from implicit and explicit biases.


Some of the key topics that will be covered include:


    • Explicit and Implicit Bias
    • The Science of Bias
    • Recognizing Identities 
    • Bias Policing Practices
    • Race and Policing
    • Ethics in Organizations
    • Procedural Justice and Fair and Impartial Policing Practices
    • Role of Law Enforcement/Security Leaders in Shaping Organizational Ethics
    • Implications for Public Safety
    • Constitutional Considerations
    • Managing Community Expectations
    • Considerations in Developing Fair and Impartial Policing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


This course will be taught by two experts: 


    • A former special agent in the FBI who is an expert in ethics, among other topics, and has served as an instructor for the FBI National Academy, The FBI’s International Academy, and the DEA’s International Academy. He has also instructed at federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies throughout North America, Asia, South America, and Europe; and
    • A former campus police Chief who is an expert in civil rights and has led two sworn and armed police agencies (and worked with dozens of others across the United States.)  She has expertise in developing best practice standard operating procedures related to fair and impartial policing practices in the postsecondary environment and in assisting agencies in implementing an ethical organizational culture that endeavors to be free from implicit and explicit biases. She has taught courses for individual colleges and universities, national courses across the United States, and has been a featured speaker in police academies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management and a graduate degree in Campus Public Safety. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session #235. 



2 Day Class. Day 1 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and Day 2 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Organizational Ethics and Biased Policing: VIRTUAL CLASS 2021-01


June 1-2, 2021

Organizational Ethics and Biased Policing: VIRTUAL CLASS 2021-02


August 19-20, 2021  

Organizational Ethics and Biased Policing: VIRTUAL CLASS 2021-03


November 17-18, 2021





DSA can provide a version of any of these classes as on-site training classes for individual college campus police/public safety agencies. Depending on the needs of the institution, DSA can customize a training session for an individual institution, system, or consortium.