San Jose Police Chief Orders Additional Bias Training

Amid national outrage over police violence and its inequitable toll on black lives, San Jose has committed to ramping up anti-bias training for its own officers.

Current events, as well as substantial prodding from activists and the former independent police auditor, prompted the San Jose Police Department to re-examine the way it trains sworn staff in cultural diversity and discrimination.

The department will begin meeting with community leaders to talk about how to enhance diversity curriculum for academy recruits, Chief Larry Esquivel said Tuesday. It will also send all officers from the rank of captain and above for training at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

In addition, the department’s chief officers—ranked lieutenant and above—will attend a two-and-a-half-day training on fair and impartial policing in April. The course, taught by University of South Florida criminologist Dr. Lorie Fridell, addresses the science of prejudice.

In a memo announcing his plan, Esquivel said he chose Fridell after reading an article she penned for the June issue of Police Chief magazine. Her piece, co-authored by retired Palo Alto Lt. Sandra Brown, explains the distinction of explicit and implicit bias. The former associates various groups with negative stereotypes out of hostility. The latter also relies on stereotypes, but on a subconscious level as a mental shortcut.

“Even the best officers—because they are human—can perform biased policing,” Fridell and Brown wrote. “And even the best agencies—because they hire humans to do the work—must be proactive to produce fair and impartial policing.”

In her train-the-trainer course, Fridell aims to teach SJPD’s command staff how to recognize the biases they don’t realize they have. She also talks about how biased policing can be unsafe and unjust. According to her website, the program will cost the city $16,500.

Dozens of law enforcement agencies have turned to Fridell in recent years as high-profile police violence—particularly against unarmed men of color—has shaken the public trust.

In San Jose, two federal lawsuits filed this year accuse police of racial profiling. The most recent, filed in July, claims an officer pulled his gun on an African American man at his own home in front of his wife and kids.

Meanwhile, data collected on last year’s traffic stops showed that San Jose police are more likely to treat black or Latino people as potential suspects. Black and Latino residents comprise a third of the city’s population but accounted for two-thirds of traffic stops in 2014. The city will hire an independent analyst to study those findings.

Yet citizen complaints about police bias have never once been upheld, according to a report earlier this year from recently retired Independent Police Auditor LaDoris Cordell. Before she stepped down last month, she urged police to re-evaluate the way they reviews those claims.

Esquivel's predecessor, Chief Chris Moore, had some of his officers participate in a study on implicit bias in 2011. The report issued by the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity raised awareness of subconscious bias and called for more targeted training to address it.

That same year, Moore updated the department's duty manual to make biased policing a policy violation. The revised language holds that: "Officers will not engage in biased and/or discriminatory-based policing as this undermines the relationship between the police and the public and is contradictory to the department’s mission and values."

Currently, SJPD puts academy recruits through 24 hours of cultural diversity training that addresses racial profiling and hate crimes. Officers have to take additional two-hour diversity trainings every five years.

Esquivel said he hopes to develop a more robust anti-bias curriculum in time for the March 2016 police academy.

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This story has been updated. 

Jennifer Wadsworth is a staff writer for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to [email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @jennwadsworth.

27 Comments

  1. Does this mean criminals may only commit crimes by racial quota or do we need to recruit more criminals by what race they are? Equal opportunity crime. Sorry we don’t have enough white criminals this year to not be called racist
    we will have to wait to be arrested you until we shoot 3 more white people.
    Do we stop arresting or shooting people because we hit the quota for the week?
    If there are any cops left in this town next year I’ll be amazed.
    Perhaps we need to send our local criminals to Diversity University, no crime without a shingle, please stop by and get a permit to commit a crime. The city needs the cash.

  2. I’m looking forward to SJI’s indepth reporting on the racial make-up of whom commits crime in San Jose. Readers can then determine if the detentions and arrests of minorities mirror the criminality or if SJPD is really acting “out of the norm”.

    Still. Waiting.

  3. I hope the taxpayers realize that this training is entirely political, designed to appease the very vocal anti-police crowd. SJPD is a very diverse organization that does not suffer from a systemic problem of bias. Nonetheless, the city is going to pay to spend the money to send every officer on a trip to Los Angeles? I’m sure it will be interesting and educational to visit the museum, but I’m not sure the best use of tax dollars is to send me on a vacation. And in the end, after all of the money is spent, the most vocal critics will be no happier, because at their core they hate the police. They, of course, are blind to their own bias.

  4. Still waiting for SJI, or the Murky Mews, to print the statistics for what races commit serious, felony crimes… That way people can decide if the police are holding criminals accountable in relation to their race/crime rate. What race commits armed robbery versus their population percentage? Homicide?

    Merely reporting population is disingenuous, and the media knows it. If the police are detaining or arresting minorities in percentages outside of their criminality ratios, I’d be very surprised. Last time I checked, a certain vocal minority group accounted for 13% of the population yet committed upwards of 50% of the armed robberies and murders.

  5. SJI quote: “It will also send all sworn staff for training at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.”

    Actual quote from memo: “The Department is planning for all sworn personnel from the rank of Captain and above to attend the Museum of Tolerance training.”

    So out of approximately 900 sworn personnel at SJPD, about a dozen will actually attend MOT training… That makes SJI’s reporting only off by roughly 885 Officers. Is it a surprise, really, that this publication isn’t taken seriously when their fact checking is so sloppy? Josh is known for anti-police musings masquerading as reporting, is Jennifer required by the editor to stretch the truth in order to meet the anti-police agenda as well?

    • Hey folks this a–h–e is simply trying to give you the impression that the world famous Nate Jaeger is this A–h-l- just a low life scum that we are watching. Litigation will soon follow. We have his ISP, His IP and his MAC address

  6. Just wonder if people obeyed laws there would be no need for any of this training….

  7. How about we have a serious discussion about the violence perpetrated by African Americans on society as a whole.

    https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

    There is a reason why African Americans have become the focus of police attention. It is because they represent a disproportion of identified criminals who have committed criminal acts. Their representation in jails are in direct representation of their criminal activity. Nearly 50% of all homicides are committed by African Americans.

    They also are involved in a disproportionate number of slayings of police officers. They represent 12% of the population but are involved in nearly 50% of suspects involved in police officer slayings. In fact in the past month, nearly 80% of officers slain were killed by African Americans.
    https://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/killed/2009/data/table_44.html

    Chief Esquivel can order additional training for his officers but those officers shouldn’t hesitate to do their jobs nor should they hesitate in using force just because the suspect is African American.

    The problem is not solely the responsibility of law enforcement. The African American community and it’s leadership need to address the violence spewing forth from their own communities and quit trying to blame the rest of society, especially law enforcement for that violence.

  8. The Museum of Tolerance is a brainwashing center that aims to neutralize the powerful role that family, heritage, and acquired knowledge have on the individual and replace it with a self-serving, secular belief system that redefines human nature and turns free thinkers into obedient sheep. The hucksters behind this worldwide scam demonstrated their true commitment to tolerance when they chose as the site for their Jerusalem museum a Muslim graveyard (despite a barrage of complaints from religious leaders, archeologists, and others). Ironically, the center teaches a version of World War II history for which no questions or doubts are TOLERATED — the only historical narrative protected by law (over a dozen European countries — and Israel, have imprisoned otherwise law-abiding people for asking the questions and identifying the falsehoods that are allowed of every other historical event).

    I would warn any potential visitors or clients of advanced age of the risk of being falsely identified as a former concentration camp guard by one of the many deranged old crones who love the place the way kids love Disneyland.

    Perhaps next on the clueless chief’s itinerary will be a trip to Israel — the most intolerant nation in the world (where race problems are solved not with museums and sensitivity training, but with bulldozers, tanks, rifles, and rockets).

    • Tolerance like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, turning a blind eye to bad behavior as if it must be the right of some group or culture is like saying we must put grizzly bears in our local parks because they are an endanger species. As a civilized society we are supposed to tolerate people’s opinions and idea’s, we draw the line at lawlessness, violence, and murderess behavior.

      Freedom and tolerance is not a suicide pact.
      Substandard bathrooms, drinking fountains, sitting in the back of the bus, bad schools are things we fought to get rid of, that’s called equal rights.

      Free housing, food stamps, Obama phones and free government health care are hand outs to buy votes, not rights.

      You do not have the right to dictate what if any religion I practice and I don’t get to cut your head off if I don’t like yours.
      That’s tolerance. I do get to tell you your stupid little opinion stinks that’s called freedom of speech.

      It’s come’s in the first amendment here in the US, it was that important that Dead White Guys put it in the Constitution.

      In tiny little Israel, likely the most tolerant place in the middle east, surrounded by some of the most intolerant people
      anywhere in the world, survival is the first order of business. When they bulldoze tunnels shoot back at terrorists
      and profile you at the airport, I’m going to cut them some slack, and I’ll remind you that they are in a park surrounded by grizzly bears.

  9. “In tiny little Israel, likely the most tolerant place in the middle east, surrounded by some of the most intolerant people” — Empty Gun

    Jews were living among those you call “the most intolerant people” long before the state of Israel came into existence (by way of Jewish terrorism aimed at Arabs and Brits), and still today Jews live in Iran (one is a member of Parliament). No one in Iran is denying that the Jews who live among them are people. Compare that with Israel, a state that was marketed to gullible Westerners as “a land without a people for a people without a land,” an outright falsehood* that has proved tragically prophetic of the inhuman treatment that awaited Palestinians at the hands of intolerant Zionists.

    “Tiny little Israel,” a state that very intolerantly discriminates based on heritage (religious/ethnic), has hundreds of nukes (produced outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty) despite having no nuclear-armed neighbors, has the most powerful military in the region, and has violated virtually every treaty it has ever entered (it’s illegal settlement activity in the wake of the Oslo Treaty put to shame the Oklahoma Land Rush). If you, who accuse me of having a “stupid little opinion” about Israel’s behavior, can identify the role tolerance played in the ethnic cleansing and military build up of this “tiny little” country I’d be more than happy to reconsider my outright rejection of this tribe’s claim as credible purveyors of any form of morality.

    * the population of Palestine at the end of 1946 was estimated to be almost 1,846,000, with 1,203,000 Arabs (65 percent) and 608,000 Jews (33 percent). Growth of the Jewish population had been mainly the result of immigration, while growth of the Arab population had been “almost entirely” due to natural increase. It observed that there was “no clear territorial separation of Jews and Arabs by large contiguous areas”, and even in the Jaffa district, which included Tel Aviv, Arabs constituted a majority. Land ownership statistics from 1945 showed that Arabs owned more land than Jews in every single district in Palestine. The district with the highest percentage of Jewish ownership was Jaffa, where 39 percent of the land was owned by Jews, compared to 47 percent owned by Arabs.In the whole of Palestine at the time UNSCOP issued its report, Arabs owned 85 percent of the land, while Jews owned less than 7 percent. (source: U.N. Special Committee on Palestine)

    • I think you have proven my point finfan.
      Who drove the Jews out of Europe and the rest of the Middle East after WWII in face total extermination, just as they and Christians are being exterminated today all over the Middle East.

      Yes that tiny little country developed those 235 tactical nukes nearly 40 years ago, haven’t even heard them test one yet, I don’t hear them at rally’s screaming “Death to Iran, Death to American” .

      They have made peace that never lasts, because Palestinians keep fire rockets and bombs into Israel supplied by Iran and Syria to Hamas and any one else they can dig up.

      They have made peace with Egypt and Jordan and kept as long as they were not attacked.
      That’s tolerance at work, and they do have a right to self defense or do you want march the into the ovens as well.

  10. Hey Jen – to keep things in perspective – when are you going to do a story on crimes by illegal immigrants? Just last week and elderly woman was raped, tortured and killed by an illegal immigrant. But I suppose what passes for “journalism” in the media these days has had it fill of innocent civilians killed by illegals. After all – have to leave room/time for Trump’s hair and antics. In just the last few years there have been hundreds of murders committed by illegal immigrants. What if there was a group of protestors that came out against murders by illegal immigrants? Would SJI cover the event or ignore it? Would you comment fairly or “recognize” it as some fringe, racist group?

    It’s no wonder Trump gets people excited. He may not have all his facts straight (but neither does the media) but at least he is bringing up the subject.

  11. Empty Gun,

    How I might have made your point is beyond me. If what you said about Jews having been driven out of Europe and the Middle East after WWII is true, and the U.N. figures that show only 608,000 Jews in Palestine a year later are correct, then where were the rest? There are ten times that many Jews in Israel today, at least that many in the U.S., and over one million in Europe, so either there was a huge population of Jews in Europe at the war’s end or they’ve been breeding twice as fast as the fastest reproducing peoples of the Third World.

    Before you answer, I caution you that any speculation on your part that might be interpreted as casting doubt on the ever-changing yet still official concentration camp death toll is a crime in just about every country in the European Union except Britain (where these tolerant types are working on it), and I am aware of at least one case in which an offender (a pacifist with no criminal record) was arrested in the US and extradited to Germany to serve a lengthy term in solitary for the high crime of book publishing. For some reason, the American news media chose not to cover that remarkable story.

    By the way, given that you see nothing wrong with Palestinians being kicked out of their land to make room for people wronged elsewhere, I have to assume you’d be okay with moving aside for a victim yourself. Or is it just Palestinian lives and property for which you have no regard?

    • How nice of you to threaten me. Finfan.

      They got there anyway they could, just like the millions of illegals run across our wide open boarder.
      I’m supposed to believe the U.N. is that the same U.N. that turned it’s back on Rwanda, and Cambodia watching millions of people being hacked to death in the last 40 years.

      Before 1948 saying you were a Palestinian literally meant you were a Jew. The British and what would later become the U.N. tried to stop European Jews from coming to Palestine many by ship. Many traveling through Cyprus and Lebanon. Long before there was a Christian or Muslim, Roman or a Greek, there was an Israel.
      They fought for it then an the have fought for it again.

      Over the years I’ve gotten to know Jewish survivors, Palestinian refugees, German Nazis’s, American Indians, Black American, Japanese, Chinese, Iraqi Kurd’s, Mexicans, El Salvadorian’s, Philippino’s, South African’s and people probably 30 other hell holes where hatred, bigotry, prejudges, and murder are the rule.
      Some of them fought to be free others fled to be free.

      Our leader turns his back on these people today, and picks the perpetrators of crimes against humanity to be his friends.
      How nice to be able to pick and chose the winners.

      If every Jew came to America I don’t think your hatred of then would stop and yes they are welcome neighbors here too. Even the one that talks like you!

  12. Empty Gun,

    My apologies, I didn’t realize you were delusional. How you extracted a threat out of my post, why you would question the U.N. over an easily checked census, and from which cartoon character you learned that being a Palestinian prior to 1948 was synonymous with being Jewish I have no chance of answering.

    I won’t even address your accusing me of hatred, but I would suggest that you turn off the television, put down the NY Times, and learn a little bit of real history. There is almost nothing I’ve ever learned about Israel that I couldn’t also have learned just by reading credible Israeli scholars.

    • finfan,
      Paragraph two line four.
      Your apology is excepted, I haven’t read the New York Slims since my progressive social studies teacher in a Nauru suit forced us to read the rag.
      Most of my info on the subject came from the Jewish defense league and two concentration camp survivors I got to know 30 years ago. Then there was the German Nazi I worked with near Bitburg Germany 40 years ago, it was still fresh in there minds, not my delusion at all.

  13. Apparently someone forgot to inform the Chief that he has an independent police auditor? Ladies and gentlemen, taxpayers of the once great “Garden City” of the world, your being duped again by the drive-by news media, the ACLU, and the criminals they protect who would like nothing more than to continue to tie police hands so they can roam free and prey upon you and your loved ones. Some of you too young to remember, most of you too old to want another replay, should reflect back on the Rodney King beating and the resulting L.A. riots that followed after three of the four officers involved were acquitted by a jury. Most all Americans were sickened by what we observed on national television and it was then that a real discussion about biased policing began to be addressed.

    The city council and the voters agreed that an Independent Police Auditor (IPA) position was needed and the office was indeed established in 1996 and is now part of the city charter. Since then we have had five IPA’s including the current interim IPA. The IPA was given the following powers by the city council: (1) Review Police Department (P.D.) investigations of complaints against law enforcement officers (LEO’s) to determine if the investigation was complete, thorough, objective and fair. (2) Make recommendations with regard to P.D. policies and procedures based on the IPA’s review of investigations of complaints against LEO’s. (3) Conduct police outreach to educate the community on the role of the IPA and to assist the community with the process and procedures for investigation of complaints against LEO’s.

    Further, safeguards were put in place to ensure the IPA was influenced by politicians, police personnel, or special interest groups by instituting the following:
    1) The IPA shall at all times be totally independent and requests for further investigations, recommendations, and reports shall reflect the views of the IPA alone.
    2) No person shall attempt to undermine the independence of the police auditor in the performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth in Section 8.04.010.

    You should also know good citizens of San Jose the IPA is not without help in performing their duties. The Organizational Chart is as follows:
    1. The IPA
    2. Assistant IPA
    3. Complaint Analyst
    4. Complaint Examiner
    5. Community Outreach Specialist
    6. Office Specialist

    So, in closing, it would certainly appear that San Jose Police Department and the citizens they protect should take exception to the statement ” substantial prodding” by activist groups was needed in order to address the issue of police bias in San Jose. In fact, it is obvious that SJPD has an excellent record when it comes to community policing since 1996 as admitted by one of the previous auditors, LaDoris Cordell, who confirmed that a police biased complaint has “never once been upheld”.

  14. Apparently someone forgot to inform the Chief that he has an independent police auditor? Ladies and gentlemen, taxpayers of the once great “Garden City” of the world, your being duped again by the drive-by news media, the ACLU, and the criminals they protect who would like nothing more than to continue to tie police hands so they can roam free and prey upon you and your loved ones. Some of you too young to remember, most of you too old to want another replay, should reflect back on the Rodney King beating and the resulting L.A. riots that followed after three of the four officers involved were acquitted by a jury. Most all Americans were sickened by what we observed on national television and it was then that a real discussion about biased policing began to be addressed.

    The city council and the voters agreed that an Independent Police Auditor (IPA) position was needed and the office was indeed established in 1996 and is now part of the city charter. Since then we have had five IPA’s including the current interim IPA. The IPA was given the following powers by the city council: (1) Review Police Department (P.D.) investigations of complaints against law enforcement officers (LEO’s) to determine if the investigation was complete, thorough, objective and fair. (2) Make recommendations with regard to P.D. policies and procedures based on the IPA’s review of investigations of complaints against LEO’s. (3) Conduct police outreach to educate the community on the role of the IPA and to assist the community with the process and procedures for investigation of complaints against LEO’s.

    Further, safeguards were put in place to ensure the IPA was not influenced by politicians, police personnel, or special interest groups by instituting the following:
    1) The IPA shall at all times be totally independent and requests for further investigations, recommendations, and reports shall reflect the views of the IPA alone.
    2) No person shall attempt to undermine the independence of the police auditor in the performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth in Section 8.04.010.

    You should also know good citizens of San Jose the IPA is not without help in performing his/her duties. The Organizational Chart is as follows:
    1. The IPA
    2. Assistant IPA
    3. Complaint Analyst
    4. Complaint Examiner
    5. Community Outreach Specialist
    6. Office Specialist

    So, in closing, it would certainly appear that San Jose Police Department and the citizens they protect should take exception to the statement ” substantial prodding” by activist groups was needed in order to address the issue of police bias in San Jose. In fact, it is obvious that SJPD has an excellent record when it comes to community policing since 1996 as admitted by one of the previous auditors, LaDoris Cordell, who confirmed that a police biased complaint has “never once been upheld”.

    • How sensitive can or should a person be? When I went to the doctor, he ran tests and discovered I had high blood pressure. He prescribed medication. He told me to take only the recommended dosage because too much would cause negative side effects. When I complained of stomach pain, he tested me. He discovered I had an ulcer. He prescribed medication and again told me to take just the recommended amount or risk suffering undesirable effects. Likewise, when I complained of blinding headaches, he tested me. He found that I had a brain tumor and surgically removed only the minimal amount necessary because removal of the entire brain, while making me perfectly suited for politics or journalism, could otherwise be harmful.

      My question is this? What is the test for determining “insensitivity”? What is the correct treatment for this condition? What is the recommended dosage of “sensitivity training” that can be taken before negative side effects begin to occur and what can we anticipate those side effects will be? Is requiring “sensitivity training” for all officers considered an insult to the majority of officers who have never and will never treat anyone unfairly, regardless of race?

      Here are the results of the most recent studies from the “Baltimore Police Clinical Trials”. Side effects of an “overdose of “community policing” (the generic form of politically expedient “sensitivity” include:

      Erosion of trust between the cops, their city administration and, unfortunately the community they serve, often preceded by media vilification of justifiable actions, as well as politically motivated prosecutions which ultimately result in exoneration of the officers, which only exacerbates the side effects.

      In order to protect themselves and for career self-defense; a “pulling back” from maximal proactive enforcement , resulting in officers expending only the minimal effort required by law, resulting in a rise in violent crime including murder, rape, robbery, looting, pillaging and other primitive, primate behavior and journalistic dung tossing.

      When one goes to the doctor, if the doctor is competent, he does not prescribe “recreational chemotherapy” or give medication for a condition that a patient does not have, particularly after test results confirm that the patient does not, in fact suffer from the condition.

      A police officer, who I know quite well, spent 30 years in law enforcement, with no “sensitivity training” for the first 15 years of service.. During his career, he used every level of force up to and including deadly force, apparently in a “sensitive” manner, as he never received a single citizen generated complaint. Yet, he was “prescribed” and subjected to well over 100 hours of “sensitivity training”. He found this insulting and found that it only made him more cynical, generated mistrust and an occasional “burnt-out” feeling. He was also occasionally “prescribed” an overdose of intradepartmental discipline (overturned or reduced on appeal) for several incidents of insubordination and insensitivity/rudeness to superiors (never citizens) or for following “improper procedures” (abhorred by his superiors but often considered “sensitive” and well appreciated by the community he served). While this “prescribed” discipline (and/or “training”) was taken as directed, it had the opposite of the intended effect, only making him more cynical and sarcastic, as well as more cunning and irritating.

      SJPD does not need yet another “overdose” of mandatory “sensitivity training”. This is nothing more than a prescription drug for a condition its officers do not have and as the “Baltimore Clinical trials” have proven, it is destined to have undesirable side effects.

      • A good analysis.

        The dominant political oligarchy’s pursuit of “sensitivity training” for those they regard as their political enemies is just another instance of the left’s use of passive-aggressive behavior to achieve it’s political ends. (Yes, the dominant oligarchy regards the police as their enemy.)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive-aggressive_behavior

        Those on the left rely on passive-aggressive behavior in American politics because they really don’t have the power to back-up real full-on aggressive behavior, which is what they would really like to do.

        Saul Alinsky’s study of “Rules for Radicals” is just a textbook for employing passive-aggressive techniques.

        Passive-aggressive behavior boils doing to pretending to help someone while undermining them or working against their interests..

        While pretending to “help” police and the community by offering “training” to staff, it is really holding them up as negative examples of “insensitivity”, maliciousness, incompetence, indiscipline, etc., etc. Acceptance of the “training” is intended as nothing more than admission of guilt and self-criticism.

        • The problem that many cops have towards it (those who actually work the streets and deal with real problems, as opposed to command types who sit in their air-conditioned offices and who dazzle people at community meetings), is that the “sensitivity training” philosophy, while politically popular, maintains that any police contact that hurts someone’s feelings; becomes unpleasant; or uncomfortable, or results in a use of force, is a failure of “sensitivity” on the part of the officer.

          “Sensitivity Training “ operates from the insulting assumption that any “insensitive” officer (particularly one of society’s “oppressor class/race) is nothing more than an inherently violent, easily offended, quick to anger, knuckle-dragging brute with little or no impulse control who must be taught how to behave, how to treat people, and how to be “sensitive” to others. This ignores the fact that officers gain nothing from conflict or friction and therefore avoid it whenever they can, regardless of how much “sensitivity training” they may have suffered.

          In many cases, all “sensitivity training” does is reduce or remove one of the most effective tools available to a street level officer. Emphasizing “sensitivity” as the only effective or proper procedure ignores the fact that often a good ass-chewing and a release to parental custody accomplishes more than any arrest, enforcement action or “sensitive, street- nurturing” ever would, for most salvageable juveniles.

          If an officer can take a hard-nosed “insensitive” attitude and get up (verbally) in “Little Johnny’s” face, embarrass him in front of his friends, particularly if he cries, then dump out his beer , or take his car keys away after his stupid driving, then take him home and tell his parents what happened, this often goes further than a citation for speeding or for being a minor possessing alcohol, ever would in stopping the bad behavior. It is an “insensitive approach” but works far better than asking “Little Johnny” to share his feelings. A modified form of this same technique can work for adults as well, if applied judiciously, and under the proper conditions.

          Call me old fashioned but cops are supposed to be a little scary, and somewhat unpleasant to those who break the law because cops are there to hold such persons responsible and accountable for their poor behavior. Cops are not “sensitive” nurturers who help a violator get in touch with his feelings and then help him blame his inappropriate behavior on his mommy not loving him enough as a child.

  15. Wow, the chief is going to send those with the rank of Captain and above to training in Los Angeles. Sounds like a handful of Captains and deputy Chiefs are going to get an all-expense trip/vacation to Los Angeles. These high ranking positions don’t even deal with the public on a day-to-day basis and for the most part are toward the end of their careers sitting in an office all day. Money well wasted at tax payers’ expense. Sounds great though to the ignorant public who believes everything they read.

  16. Here is my free sensitivity training program. A citizens Review Board that receives WiFi all SJPD Body Cam and Dash Cam Video “Real Time” for review and not have to wait for Chief Cholo and Assistant Cholo and IACHOLA to lose, erase or claim someone forgot to record nonsense. These people aren’t even American Citizens. “And Subject to the Jurisdiction of the United States”, Theses Cholos are from illegal immigrants who were never Naturalized and anchor babies resulting from running over the border and this goes back over 50 years. You can’t be a Cop if your parents and grandparents were border jumpers. Chief, Assistant Chief and all your officers present your parents and grandparents or great grandparents birth certificates and their parents naturalization papers or go back where low I.Q is acceptable.