The purpose of this class is to help law enforcement officers understand the importance of improved reasoning in all aspects of their work. It is vitally important for law enforcement officers to be objective when dealing with any given situation.
By thinking critically about the facts before you, you can avoid making errors in judgement about the situation. Utilizing critical thinking techniques allows for decision making that doesn’t let previous experiences, biases, shortcuts, or rationalizing inappropriate actions to get in the way of a possible better outcome for the call for service you are handling.
This is the first class in the “Critical Thinking” series. In addition, please be sure to complete Part 2, Application of Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement.