For Immediate Release
(Sent to RITE by Chief Scott)
NOTRE DAME COLLEGE TO HOST A COURSE ON RACIAL INTELLIGENCE, DIVERSITY TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — 2 March 2017 —The Notre Dame College Police Department is hosting a train-the-trainer course on racial intelligence with de-escalation and cultural diversity training for law enforcement officers on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7 and 8, in the College’s Administration Building, Room 120. The sessions will go from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121.
The course has been designed to address issues the Ohio Collaborative is currently facing and discussing, especially the new Bias Free Policing Standard. Participating officers will learn from experts in the field and then take the course information back to their officers and departments.
For these training purposes, Racial Intelligence is defined as the practice of using emotional intelligence, social intelligence and the tools developed by the RITE Academy, designers of the program, to treat ourselves and others fairly. Essentially, it is “emotional intelligence” training connected with “cultural diversity”.
The media are welcome and invited to attend, with the best photo opportunities on the first half of the first day (Tuesday, March 7). The course instructors from RITE Academy will be available for interviews, along with Notre Dame College Police Chief Jeffrey Scott and students from various law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.
About Notre Dame College
For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.
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NotreDameCollege.edu Chief Communications Officer
Officers representing departments in this training:
- Walton Hills Police Department
- Otterbein University Police Department
- Jackson Township Police Department
- Oberlin Police Department
- Cleveland Heights Police Department
- Middletown Police Department
- Notre Dame College Police Department
- John Carroll University Police Department
- PAAC (Partnership of African American Churches)