Community Policing Training for
New Haven PD
Partner: Center for Advanced Policing (CAP) at University of New Haven
The Center for Advanced Policing (CAP) at the University of New Haven was founded to address the rapidly evolving demands on law enforcement in the 21st century. The need for effective police training is more urgent than ever, as COVID-19 impacts and growing tensions in community-police relations combine to strain communities of color and police forces alike. Working with police officials, CAP uses evidence-based practices to design a broad range of training curricula for police departments across Connecticut. With this grant, CAP implemented an innovative Community Policing training at the New Haven Police Department. This program, which focused on shifting underlying perceptions and attitudes of officers in order to change behaviors will be part of regular in-service training for all officers, with rookies and Field Training officers receiving additional support over the course of 2021.
January 2021-In progress (extended due to COVID resurgence)