RITE Academy, (Racial Intelligence Training & Engagement™) is the only cultural diversity training that benefits the Officer as well as the Profession, while building community relations and trust. This puts the officer’s well being at the fore front because when you improve the person, you improve the profession.
Racial Intelligence looks at cultural diversity training thru a new lens that improves our implicit bias and internal communication. Teaching tools and techniques that improve the officer’s communication on the front line, is step one. This unique form of cultural diversity training helps create an awareness of how we affect others, and that only we have the power to make internal changes. As Chief Hicks says, “it’s never too late to de-escalate!”
Police Chief Rob Hicks of Leesburg Police Department, explains why the RITE program is right for cultural diversity change not only in his department, but for all law enforcement.