Racial profiling is not solely traced to flashpoint incidents involving illegal search, seizure, and arrest. It is a pattern and practice of generational behaviors by a few law enforcement officers who choose to execute duties not based on probable cause, but their actual or perceived bias of individuals or a targeted community. A mindset cloaking itself “under the color of law” to provoke or incite a person to resist lawful or unlawful enforcement actions.
Gain an in-depth understanding by examining the roots of racial profiling from the colonial period of slave patrols to the modern era. Three provocative and articulate courses empowering the reader with thought leadership on next steps to eradicate racial profiling.
This course is designed for educational purposes only. It is sold or distributed with the understanding that the author/instructor is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.
*** This course is pending approval by the Georgia POST Council for peace officers with an OKEY number to earn one credit hour of training. The student must complete 100% of the course to receive the one-hour of credit.
The student will be able to review the Terminal Performance and Enabling Objectives to complete the course
Analyze the origins of racial profiling and why it has contributed to distrust of law enforcement presence, particularly in African-American communities.
Review the legislative, executive, and judicial actions that historically supported racial profiling as an acceptable practice.
Take the challenge to evaluate how much information you have processed from the course.
Cite constitutional amendments, laws, and common sense actions to eliminate a negative encounter with a law enforcement officer. (Download the "Know Your Rights, Exercise Common Sense" document from the Resources.
Get ready to collaborate on a deeper level about race relations and law enforcement reform. Ten questions designed to test your knowledge and advance your thought leadership on racial profiling. Read each question carefully before making your final selection.
Charles Rambo is a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office with over 28-years of demonstrated success in operations, administration, labor relations, investigations, and academy instruction.
Charles is certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council as a Senior Instructor, an intelligence analyst by the Department of Homeland Security and Classroom Instructor by the Georgia Private Detective and Security Guard Agency. An author, speaker, panelist, and subject matter expert on criminal justice issues, his thought leadership has inspired hundreds of sworn and civilian staff to raise the bar on transparent and accountable performance.
Drawing on his professional experiences, Charles uses a Socratic methodology to inspire thought leadership on critical issues facing the criminal justice profession. He has conducted numerous seminars and served as a panelist at law enforcement academies, colleges, churches and community events. His commitment to transforming law enforcement cultures into high performance agencies is highlighted through his candid professional lectures.