Report Recommendation 5.10

Pillar 5: Training and Education

5.10 Report Recommendation: POSTs should require both basic recruit and in-service training on policing in a democratic society. 

BRPD Alignment

  1. BRPD’s commitment to justice and integrity is at the heart of our Code of Ethics and the sworn oath each officer takes upon graduation from the Academy: https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9873/General-Order-107-Code-of-Ethics-Oath-of-Office-n
  2. The Procedural Justice tenets of Voice, Fairness, Respect, and Trustworthiness, are taught through BRPD’s Academy Curriculum and In-Service Training  http://geauxbrpd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/brpd-sample-academy-scheduled.pdf. This curriculum is modeled to increase officer safety and stress levels, leading to fewer complaints, greater community cooperation, and improved voluntary compliance.
  3. BRPD’s policy on Bias-Based Policing (General Order 108) https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9874/General-Order-108-Bias-Based-Profiling- fundamentally supports BRPD’s aim to earn public trust. 
  4. BRPD’s Training Academy includes the following sections related to policing in a democratic society:
  • History of Law Enforcement – 1 hour
  • Orientation to Criminal Justice & LA Criminal Justice System - 2 hour
  • Overview of the Criminal Justice Process 1 hour
     TOTAL HOURS – 4
     
  • The Court System, Court Cases, & Sources of Rights - 2 hours
  • Probable Cause & Reasonable Suspicion - 4 hours
  • The Exclusionary Rule – 2 hour
  • Stop & Frisk / Stationhouse Detention – 4 hours
  • Arrests & Responses to Terrorism – 4 hours
  • Search & Seizure of Things – 4 hours
  • Vehicle Stops, Searches, and Inventories – 4 hours
  • Plain View, Open Fields, Abandonment, and Electronic Surveillance – 4 hours
  • Line-ups and other Pre-Trial Identification Procedures – 2 hours
  • Confessions & Admissions: Miranda – 4 hours
  • Witnesses, Hearsay Rule, Privileged Communications – 4 hours
  • Legal Liabilities and Other Consequences of Police Misconduct – 2 hours
  • Elements of Criminal Conduct – 24 hours
     TOTAL HOURS - 66

 

Resources


http://geauxbrpd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/brpd-sample-academy-scheduled.pdf


https://www.brla.gov/2251/Policies