This morning we had a passionate discussion in our office with our coworkers about
the implicit bias class we took yesterday. I wanted to relay to you it had a drastic
impact on the way we look at biases within us. Myself and the attendees could not
stop bragging about how good the class was and how it has changed our mindset.
—L. Carranza, Dallas Police Department
Our courses focus not on tactical concerns, but on the trends and philosophies that
inform the best leaders in policing. We believe that leadership is about more than
managing people and crises: it’s about inspiring, learning, creating, and—most importantly--leaving
lasting legacies in the organizations and communities you serve.
The Caruth Police Institute represents a unique partnership between philanthropy,
policing, and academia. Our staff has been housed at the Dallas Police Department
for the past 11 years, where we have an exclusive perspective on police leadership
that’s filtered through an evidence-based lens. Many of the graduates from our leadership
courses have gone on to command staff positions, both at DPD and in other agencies
across North Texas. Our classes teach leaders (and future leaders) to think differently
about leadership, about policing’s role in society, about ways to strengthen police-community
relations, and about the ways that research and evidence can inform public safety
Since 2008, the Caruth Police Institute has graduated 1,032 police and public safety leaders.