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File #: Int 2113-2020    Version: * Name: Cultural competency training for police officer candidates, trainees and new police officers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/15/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to cultural competency training for police officer candidates, trainees and new police officers
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ben Kallos, Adrienne E. Adams, Margaret S. Chin, Darma V. Diaz, Eric Dinowitz, Stephen T. Levin, Farah N. Louis, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require all new police officers to undergo 90 hours of cultural competency training, commencing July 1, 2021. Thirty hours would be required to be completed prior to sitting for the police officer’s exam and would be completed with a cultural competency organization which serves the covered group that filed the most complaints to the Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB”) in the past year. Thirty hours would be required to be completed as part of a police trainee’s academy training and would be completed with a cultural competency organization which serves the covered group that filed the most complaints to the CCRB in the past year. Thirty hours would be required to be completed within one year of an officer being assigned to a precinct and would be completed with a cultural competency organization which serves one of the top three largest covered groups that resides in the officer’s assigned precinct.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2113, 2. Int. No. 2113, 3. October 15, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-15-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 15, 2020

Int. No. 2113

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Kallos, Adams, Chin, D. Diaz, Dinowitz, Levin, Louis and Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to cultural competency training for police officer candidates, trainees and new police officers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-191 to read as follows:

§ 14-191 Cultural competency training. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Cultural competency organization. The term “cultural competency organization” means a not-for-profit group, organization, venue or institution within the city of New York, certified by the department of citywide administrative services as: (i) having been founded by members of a covered group; (ii) being administered by members of a covered group; (iii) serving a covered group; and (iv) having a mission to teach the public about the art, culture or history of covered groups.

Covered group. The term “covered group” means a group of people that is or has historically been oppressed or marginalized on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or alienage or citizenship status.

b. To qualify to sit for any administration of the police officer’s entrance exam occurring on or after July 1, 2021, each candidate shall first complete 30 hours of training with a cultural competency organization which serves the covered group that filed the most complaints with the civilian complaint review board in the year preceding administration of the exam.  To earn the training credit required by this subdivision, the candidate must be immersed in the art, culture or history of the covered group that is served by the cultural competency organization and work with members of the covered group to achieve a common goal.

c. Beginning July 1, 2021, as part of academy training, each police trainee shall complete 30 hours of training with a cultural competency organization which serves the covered group that filed the most complaints with the civilian complaint review board in the past year. To earn the training credit required by this subdivision, the police trainee must be immersed in the art, culture or history of the covered group that is served by the cultural competency organization and work with members of the covered group to achieve a common goal.

d. Beginning July 1, 2021, within one year of being assigned to a precinct, each police officer shall complete 30 hours of training with a cultural competency organization which serves one of the three covered groups with the largest population in the precinct. To earn the training credit required by this subdivision, the police officer must be immersed in the art, culture or history of the covered group that is served by the cultural competency organization and work with members of the covered group to achieve a common goal.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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