To continue implicit bias and de-escalation training for all Dayton Police officers.

Working Group Materials

Current Status

The Training Working Group had their last meeting on March 23, 2021, and made a total of 34 recommendations. Memos of those recommendations and responses from the Commission are below as well as infographics of some of the Training Committee’s recommendations.

# Memo to Commission Response from Commission
1 Memo Response
2 Memo Response
3 Memo Response
4 Memo Response

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Police Reform Training Working Group De-Escalation Training Inforgraphic Thumbnail

Meeting Materials

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Additional Resources
March 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
March 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
February 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
February 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
January 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
January 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
December 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
November 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
November 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
October 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
October 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
September 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes -
September 8, 2020 - Minutes -
July 15, 2020 - Minutes -
August 25, 2020 - Minutes -
August 4, 2020 - Minutes -

Other Materials

Previous Process

The Department takes the following steps to prepare officers in these areas:

Current Results
Recruits are required to complete a 16 hour Community Diversity and Procedural Justice Course. Recruits are given strategies on how to counter implicit bias. Discussions are had about implicit and explicit biases, and their real world consequences.
Recruits are required to complete a 32 hours course related to mental health, dealing with people in crisis, and de-escalation. The class involves scenario training, as well as class work where students learn to identify a person in crisis, as well as how it affects a person’s behavior and perceptions. The class teaches communications tactics to de-escalate situations with individuals in crisis.
Officers are offered an additional 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training course. More than 106 current officers have been trained to interact with a variety of subjects to understand the perceptions of people including: the homeless, veterans with PTSD, individuals with mental health issues.
Current CIT trained officers are offered an advanced 32 hour-course in CIT This is advanced training that corresponds with training that is provided for the Mobile Crisis Response Teams.
Mobile Crisis Response Teams DPD has four full-time officers specially trained to handle calls involving persons in mental health crisis. These units follow up with ensuring available professional services are contacted. Additionally, beginning this next year, civilian mental health workers will be teaming up with DPD Crews for regular assignment
2016 Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (8 hours) 8 hours of in-person classes, taught to Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy guidance.

Implicit Bias/Community-Police Relations
Crisis De-escalation/Focus on Mental Health
Constitutional Use of Force
• Human Trafficking
Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacya
• Stress and Stress Overload (1hour)

2017 Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (10 hours) • Trauma Informed Policing Included training on
 - Mental health
 - Substance abuse
 - Human trafficking
 - Secondary trauma and how to effectively communicate with these populations
• Practical Application of Force
 - Constitutional use of force review
 - Practical applications and scenarios
• Officer & Community Wellness
2020, To be Certified Verbal Judo instructors The class presents strategies to de-escalate situations with uncooperative individuals.
2020 De-escalation and Implicit Bias Training Roll Call Training provided by DPD Academy for all officers.
Continuing Professional Training The Dayton Police Department averages 16 hours/yr per officer over the past 10 years.