Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Cultural Awareness Training Resources

Cultural Awareness Training Report (PDF)

The Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity Training Analysis was created by motion from Commissioner Rude during January 14, 2014 regular meeting. The goals of the study were:

The items referenced can be found below. If the document cannot be published, a link to its source is provided. 

Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and SocietyCultural Sensitivity Redsicovered: Developing Training Strategies for Police Officers
San Francisco Police DepartmentLimited English Proficiency Training Video (YouTube)
Milwaukee Police Department
Fair and Impartial Policing: The Instructor's Guide (PDF)
Understanding Human Bias (PDF)
The Impact of Biased Policing on Community Members and the Department (PDF)
Skills for Producing Fair, Impartial and Effective Policing (PDF)
Role Play Scenarios (PDF)
United States Department of of Homeland Security
Diversity Series Videos
Guidance Regarding the Use of Race for Law Enforcement Officers Interactive Training
I speak. . . Language Identification Guide (PDF)
The first 3 to 5 Seconds Video Training
Headcoverings and The Kirpan Training
Seattle Police DepartmentSearch and Seizure and Bias Free Policing (PDF)
Race: The Power of an Illusion (PDF)
California Police Officer Standards and TrainingsLearning Domain 42, Cultural Diversity/Discrimination
Working PaperCultural Awareness Training for Police in the United States: A look at Effective Methodologies (PDF)


Last updated Feb 3, 2017



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