Police unconscious bias training

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/4137
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many of the Metropolitan Police Service's officers have now received unconscious bias training and when do you expect all officers to have received this training?

Answers

Answer for Police unconscious bias training
Police unconscious bias training

Police unconscious bias training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Approximately 17,000 officers in the MPS have received training in unconscious bias. This is delivered to a varied cohort of officers at various stages of their career.

For front line officers this includes their initial police recruit training and their mandatory professional development. There is additional input for those attending specialist training – such as all new detectives and those joining Community Safety Units.

Unconscious bias training will form part of all officers ongoing development and over the coming year, the vast majority of officers will receive input on this subject.