Procedural Justice: Roll Call Training for Law Enforcement

Course Provider: University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Public Safety and Justice


Course Description:

This 5-part series, Procedural Justice: Roll Call Training for Law Enforcement, was developed by the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) at the University of Illinois – Chicago with support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) through cooperative agreement 2012CKWXK005.

This video series, along with its accompanying Presenter’s Guide, was developed to reinforce internal and external procedural justice concepts. Each scenario/video in the series may be accessed via the COPS Training Portal in two ways: played directly through your logged-in COPS Training Portal user account, and/or downloaded, saved and played offline, directly from your device. Each scenario is meant to be used in a separate roll call training; each roll call training is designed to be approximately 20 minutes in duration.

This roll call training should not be substituted for in-depth internal or external, front-line, supervisor, executive level, civilian staff or community procedural justice training. The roll call series should – over a period of time – reinforce the broader awareness of procedural justice and its core principles, and affirm the importance of utilizing procedural justice as a means of increasing police legitimacy with the public as well as organizational legitimacy with employees. The roll call trainings reinforce how enhancing the public’s perception of police legitimacy increases voluntary community compliance and community support, which may as a result, improve officer and community safety.


Primary Audience:

The target audience for the 5-part Procedural Justice Roll Call Training is sworn law enforcement front-line officers who have participated in procedural justice training; preferably the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services approved Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement: Organizational Change through Decision Making and Policy and Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement Front-line Officers.

However, the material is relevant to sworn law enforcement personnel at all organizational levels and could be creatively used as prompts for community dialogues.


About Course Provider:

The Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) is located within the University of Illinois at Chicago and is one of the original United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services funded Regional Community Policing Institutes established in 1997. CPSJ staff has academic credentials, national field training expertise, practical curriculum development experience and provides technical assistance to law enforcement organizations and diverse communities around public safety issues across the nation. CPSJ has developed curricula on a wide range of topics including procedural justice, community policing, domestic violence, human trafficking, ethics, cyber security, animal rescue, evacuation and sheltering and interactions with those suffering from Alzheimers. CPSJ provides tailored curriculum development, technical assistance, large and small group facilitation, community engagement through a restorative justice lens and the peace circle process. In the last five years CPSJ has successfully trained 6,000 participants representing 500 organizations from 40 states.


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