This module focuses on cultural sensitivity and its importance to leadership, particularly in the law enforcement community. As law enforcement professionals we are obligated to provide responsive, effective, and equal services to all of the diverse cultural groups that we serve. This module provides insight into the barriers that often hinder us as individuals and organizations in providing these services in the manner intended. It stresses the need to understand the viewpoints of the cultures we serve and to take a journey of self-discovery regarding our bias, prejudice, and perception of these cultures.
Upon successful completion of this module student should be able to:
- Discuss the importance of understanding the concepts of diversity.
- Discuss the dimensions of culture and the impact they can have on personal interactions.
- Discuss the impact of stereotyping, biases, prejudice, and discrimination.
The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course, Cultural Diversity 09053-0451, has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive one (1) hour of continuing education.
This course is approved for one (1) hour under the mandated category of Community and Cultural Diversity and Implicit Bias. It covers learning objectives 1,2 and 3.