Vermont police department to participate in national training pilot

Montpelier Police to participate in bias training
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:16 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Starting this fall, Montpelier police officers will take part in a pilot bias training program. It comes through a partnership with the Virginia-based research group CNA and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Montpelier is one of several departments nationwide participating in the study. The DOJ will use the results from the training sessions to build a program that will help all departments.

Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete says most departments undergo bias training, but there isn’t a universal program for them to go through.

Officers from Barre, Northfield, Berlin and several others will also participate.

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