Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division

ONLINE 2018 Equality in Policing



Lesson Purpose: To provide criminal justice professionals with information, strategies, and skills necessary to identify and assess social and cultural factors which influence the public’s perception of the Criminal Justice System, and to ensure equality in delivery of criminal justice services.


Training Objectives: At the end of this block of instruction, the participant will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information presented during the instructional period:

          1. Develop an understanding of the changing social and cultural demographics of North Carolina.

          2. Identify social and political climates that create tension between criminal justice professionals and the community.

          3. Identify the three dimensions of diversity and their relevance in providing equitable delivery of police services.

          4. Develop an understanding of the impact of subcultures on police interactions with the public.

         5. Discuss techniques criminal justice professionals might adopt to meet community expectations.

        6. Identify techniques that contribute to enhancing the perceived legitimacy of a criminal justice agency and support the concepts of equality in policing.


*This course has been approved by North Carolina Sheriff's Standards Commission for detention officer and telecommunicator in-service topic of choice.*


Hours/Credits: Four (4)


Students will need to create a Moodle account at http://cecourses.pittcc.edu/

Requested courses will be added to the student's Moodle account within 2-3 business days.

New Pitt Community College students will need to complete the student data form provided below and submit to our training division; [email protected] or fax to 252-321-4549.


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