Racial Intelligence Training For Local Police – WVXU Radio Interview

Emotions aren’t always talked about in the police academy…

but now they’re the focus of a new kind of training. The Middletown Police Department recently hosted a two-day course in Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement (RITE).

Attending Racial Intelligence Class: Sgt Cresap, Sgt. Valandingham, and Sgt. Mays of Fairfield Police Dept.

The goal is to de-escalate situations, build better community engagement and prevent deadly encounters. Officers from nine Ohio departments participated.

Here to discuss the training is RITE Academy Co-founder and Director of Training Randy Friedman; and from the Middletown Police Department, Chief Rodney Muterspaw, Lt. David Burke and Officer Sheoki Reece.





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