In many fields there is required continuing education. How is the Shaker Heights police department and administration continuing their education on racial and social disparities? [Continued]

Full question: In many fields there is required continuing education. How is the Shaker Heights Police Department and administration continuing their education on racial and social disparities? Is everyone required to read books like “How to be an Anti-Racist” or “White Fragility”, etc.”?

Answer: Continuing professional education is mandated by policy within our Department. As outlined by on our website, much of this training is centered on racial and social disparities. When the opportunity arises, we do watch movies and documentaries that help to illuminate these issues. For example, we recently watched the documentary 13th, which gave officers a whole new understanding of the 13th amendment. Our officers have not been required to read the books mentioned in this question.

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1. Is the City and/or Police Department considering implementing Restorative Justice practices? Training for Council, officers etc. in unconscious bias, anti-racism?
2. Aside from Prosecutor Keller and bias free training, who develops the curriculum for each substantive training area that Shaker officers are required to attend? [Continued]
3. Are our officers trained to shoot people when they run away?
4. The Department’s website talks about bias-free training including classes, roll-call meetings and handouts. [Continued]
5. In many fields there is required continuing education. How is the Shaker Heights police department and administration continuing their education on racial and social disparities? [Continued]
6. Can you have a community council group to review training logs?
7. How, if at all, do you document those instances of re-instruction?