Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one of six pilot sites employing strategies, examining policies, and developing evidence through research to reduce implicit bias, enhance procedural justice, and promote racial reconciliation. The city was selected as a pilot site for its demonstrated willingness and capacity to engage in the National Initiative’s research, intervention, and evaluation process, as well as its jurisdiction size and demographic composition.
As of August 2018, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has administered the following trainings:
- Procedural Justice I (theory of procedural justice): 976 officers trained
- Procedural Justice II (operational procedural justice): 876 officers trained
- Procedural Justice III (implicit bias): 821 officers trained
All new recruits continue to receive these trainings.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has also provided procedural justice training to officers from the Port Authority of Allegheny County, training 47 officers in Procedural Justice I and 60 officers in Procedural Justice II & III.
To read the 2018 status report for Pittsburgh, please click here.