The Anti-Defamation League Mountains States Region partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service to provide anti-bias training to more than 125 senior level officers on Oct. 22 during a three-day training conference for the agency.
The training was conducted by Tara Raju, Education Project Director for the Mountain States Region, and Beth Yohe, former Director of Training for ADL’s Education Division and Director of Development for the Mountain States Region. The goals of the training included helping U.S. marshals explore how identity and culture influence attitudes and behavior; identifying how bias impacts job performance; developing effective cross-cultural communication skills and strategies to enhance police and community relations; and promoting a safer work environment for all employees of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. The duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners, and operating the Witness Security Program. Marshals from Arizona, Colorado, Guam, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas and elsewhere participated in the training that was held in Aurora.
For more information on ADL’s trainings for law enforcement, contact Jeremy Shaver, Assistant Regional Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.