Southside police departments train on fair and impartial policing

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This week, leaders for Danville and Martinsville Police departments have been learning how to be fair and impartial on the job.

The program teaches officers to not their personal experiences to be bias against the community.

Sometimes, bias can manifest below consciousness.

Citizens were also invited to participate and say they will work to see people for just who they are as individuals.

"Be careful and not judge people by looking at the clothes they are wearing, the color of their skin and take that for what it's worth," Community member Lane Shively said.

Leaders says community policing is a big part of being a fair and impartial police officer.

Something both Danville and Martinsville are working very hard at.

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