FSU Holds Series About Police Training

FSU Use of Force
Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 17:49:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Dozens of students and staff from FSU came out for the second installment of the "Policing in the US" series. This program series was started a a way to have a balanced conversation between police officers and the community.

In today's installment, FSU's Police Chief lead the discussion by talking about how the campus police officers are trained and how often they are evaluated.

It's not just the physical training that the officers are put through. In fact, they are also taught how to be culturally sensitive to everyone they interact with.

Ultimately, the "Policing in the US" series helps reduce the transparency between the FSU community and the campus police department.

"University police are really no different than municipal police or larger agency police," says David Perry, the Assistant Vice President of Safety and FSU's Police Chief. "We do focus on the same topics, training, how to manage and interact with people. This is just a reminder to those who can attend today about the training that goes into our officers."

The final installment of the series will be held later this month and will be about civilians, their rights, and responsibilities when interacting with an officer.