Episode Five: police sensitivity training w Det Small

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This is part three of my continuing conversation with retired police officer detective Darnley Small.

In this episode we discuss everything from the struggles with bosses within the NYC police department to how the department received its own police sensitivity training.

Push Back from Leadership

We open with a story Detective Small tells of the initial pushback from leadership within the department and the PBA his unit received and how his team overcame it.

Caption from the blog My Student Voices – Made by Kathryn Poe using Adobe Spark

Police sensitivity training

Then, we talk about how the misspelling of an order caused the department to finally begin diversity and police sensitivity training within the NYPD.

Finally, we talk about how black officers struggled to get jobs in various units within the New York City Police Department.

The power of an illusion


For those who want to know more about racism and the origins of race, take a look at this three part series called Race the Power of An Illusion sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

As an instructor in the human relations unit of the New York City Police Department, Small has trained everyone from patrolmen to captains to department heads.

These very honest and personal views are his own and not those of VTIP Entertainment or New York City Police Department.

If you haven’t already you can listen to part one here.


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