WUPD Training List

Below you will find a list of all the trainings required for all WUPD staff, including officers, dispatchers, civilian, and security.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to WashU Chief of Police, Mark Glenn, at mark_glenn@wustl.edu.

All employees are required to attend multiple training programs related to diversity as well as fair and impartial policing.  Their training begins immediately upon beginning their employment with the University and we seek to conduct as many of these mandatory training classes during their initial hire training.

Based on employee schedules and the availability of training, this is not always possible.  To ensure that members attend required training, WUPD developed a training matrix to track training classes that staff members were unable to attend during their initial training.

We strive to get new staff members through all training within 6 months of their hire.

Training List

  • Fair and Impartial Policing
    • Implicit bias training that WUPD began in 2013.
    • 2 WUPD staff members certified in Fair and Impartial Policing assist in initial training of all staff.
    • All staff members undergo 6 hours of training on implicit bias.
      • WUPD Command Staff undergo 10 hours of training.
    • Partner with SLU Protective Services to ensure regularly scheduled training session are available.
    • There is a yearly refresher for all the staff.
      • 3 hours of training.
      • In person to generate conversations.
      • Review of WUPD policy on Fair and Impartial Policing.
      • Scheduled for September 2018.
  • Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust
    • Conducted by Anti-Defamation League.
    • Examines consequences when law enforcement officers do not uphold democratic principles through the lens of the Holocaust.
  • WU Diversity and Inclusion Training 1-4
    • A set of four trainings similar to the Fair and Impartial Training, but specific to the WashU community that covers:
      • 1) Awareness: Examining Culture
      • 2) Understanding: Examining Unconscious Bias
      • 3) Commitment
      • 4) Action
    • Completed last year.
    • All members of the department attended.
  • WU Safe Zones Training
    • Began in 2014.
    • All Department members attended.
  • Crisis Intervention Training
    • Officers are educated on how to help people in a crisis.
    • Taught de-escalation techniques.
  • Yearly Reality Based Training
    • Began three years ago.
    • Started with police officers only but are currently integrating dispatchers and security officers.
    • Scenario based training: officers demonstrate skills that they have learned in a controlled environment.
  • Racial Profiling Training
    • Mandated by the State of Missouri.
    • Conducted by Police Legal Science
    • Training is designed to promote understanding and respect for racial and cultural differences.
  • WUPD Leadership Academy
    • In conjunction with WU Human Resources
    • Begins with internal training for newly promoted supervisors.
    • Follow up with WU Management and Leadership Development Plan.
    • Includes manager training in leadership topics such as:
      • Diversity and Inclusion
      • Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
      • Unconscious Bias Training for Hiring Managers
  • International Accreditation through Commission on Accreditation for Law Performance Agencies. (CALEA)
    • CALEA established with guidance from:
      • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
      • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
      • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
      • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
    • Provides standards for policies, training and police practices.
      • During WUPD Initial Accreditation application process, all employees were required to review all policies.
      • Yearly review of key policies by staff.
  • Daily Roll Call Training
    • Review of policies conducted by supervisor
    • Allows staff to ask questions and discuss the application of these policies.