Looking to learn more about policy and approaches in peace-keeping and law enforcement? Join the Citizens League for the upcoming "Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?
" to gain insights into current legislative proposals and to explore new ideas for Minnesota.
April 18 Mind Opener: How are police trained and could it be better?
Minnesota was among the first states to set statewide selection and training standards for all peace officers. Most of those standards for basic peace officer training and selection are set out in Minnesota law. There is an effort at the legislature this year to mandate training in de-escalation techniques for every Minnesota officer. For example, as the Star Tribune reports
, a bill before the Legislature includes mandatory training in crisis intervention, conflict management and cultural issues for the state’s 10,500 officers.
Is this enough? What other ideas should be tried to be sure we have the best peace officers possible?
Join Nate Gove, executive director of the MN Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
(the state police licensing board) and former commander in the Golden Valley Police Department, as we explore this topic.
How are police trained and could it be better?
Tuesday, April 18
7:30 – 8:30 am
(back party room)
Citizens League Mind Openers are sponsored by
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota.