- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police officers from across the Hampton Roads region this week are taking part in a new training program.

WAVY-TV reports (https://bit.ly/29KfCkj ) that the workshops are helping police to build safer communities while treating citizens fairly.

The officers have come from 15 area law enforcement agencies and will share what they learn with their respective departments.

Instructors on Monday talked about fair and impartial policing. They discussed the need for police to be aware of implicit biases they may hold against people while still treating them fairly.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also met with the training group. He discussed the importance of building trust in a community, which increases safety for its citizens as well its officers.

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Information from: WAVY-TV, https://www.wavy.com/

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