POST Wins 2022 Emmy Award for GVRO Awareness Video
The California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) and its video production vendor, Digital Outpost, received an Emmy Award for the Did You Know? Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO) awareness video at the June 2022 National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) regional awards competition. The video won in the “Branded Content” category.
Originally released in February 2021, the Did You Know? GVRO video encourages officers to look beyond first impressions, using what appears to be a routine domestic disturbance to dramatically illustrate that a hidden threat involving firearms may be present and that a GVRO should be obtained. The Did You Know? video series features short vignettes that inform and remind officers to always be vigilant in the delivery of exceptional police services while ensuring safety for themselves, their peers, and the citizens they serve. The video is available to view on the POST Website or the POST Learning Portal.
Digital Outpost in Carlsbad is POST’s professional video production vendor and has produced more than two dozen Did You Know? videos over the years, many of which have won previous Emmy awards.
Questions about the June 2022 Emmy award and the Did You Know? GVRO video may be directed to Ron Crook, with the Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-3913.
POST Runs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) 47th Annual Memorial Torch Run
POST Law Enforcement Consultant, Mark Flores, ran in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) 47th annual Memorial Torch Run to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The 21.5-mile Memorial Torch Run’s route covers all LASD’s stations, going through the San Gabriel Mountains, including Palmdale Station to Crescenta Valley Station. Others who joined were runners Tania Flores, Deputy John Hong, Retired Deputy Alan Bennett, and bicyclist, Retired Law Enforcement Technician Diva Burns.
Questions regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s 47th annual Memorial Torch Run may be directed to Mark Flores, Law Enforcement Consultant in the Training Delivery & Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-4414.
Public Safety Dispatchers Basic Course Workshop
On June 15-16, 2022, POST hosted a two-day workshop with a group of Public Safety Dispatcher subject matter experts to update Learning Domain (LD) 105 – Missing Persons, LD106 – Domestic Violence, and LD108 – Child, Elder, Dependent Adult Abuse. Additionally, the group of experts created the content to be covered in a brand-new learning domain addressing Human Trafficking. The amount of work covered over the two days by this group will have a tremendous positive impact on future Public Safety Dispatchers.
Workshops are two days long and take place once a month, either online or in person.
If you are interested in being considered as a subject matter expert for additional POST Public Safety Dispatcher projects, please contact Jennifer Dwyer, Staff Services Manager/Project Manager with the Management Counseling and Projects Bureau, at (916) 227-0477.
Training Managers Course Presented in Dana Point, CA
On June 14-16, 2022, students attended the 24-hour Training Managers Course presented by the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, California State University (CSU), Long Beach, in Dana Point, CA. The course is designed for assigned Training Managers. Topics included developing and implementing a training plan, legal issues associated with training, and maintaining retention of training records.
Additionally, POST staff presented information on the POST Website, POST Learning Portal, course certification, POST regulations, and agency compliance inspections.
For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, CSU Long Beach. Questions about the course may be directed to the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau at (916) 227-4860.
College of the Siskiyous Academy, Graduation of Class #008
On June 25, 2022, the College of the Siskiyous Academy, Graduation of Class #008, held ceremonies at the McCloud Golf Course in McCloud, CA. Siskiyou County Sheriff, Jeremiah LaRue, presented the graduation certificates to 18 cadets. Please join us in congratulating the College of the Siskiyou’s Class #008 on this significant achievement.
Questions may also be directed to Marty Picone, Law Enforcement Consultant with the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-4843.
Basic Training Bureau Conducts Review of The Basic Course Comprehensive Tests
The Basic Training Bureau held a test panel workshop on June 14–16, 2022, at POST in West Sacramento. The test panel reviewed test item stems and questions pertaining to LD 26 -Critical Incidents, LD 34 - First Aid/CPR and AED, LD 39 - Crimes Against the Justice System, and LD 43 - Terrorism Awareness. In addition to these specific learning domains, the test panel also reviewed lower-scoring questions on the Regular Basic Course 1 and 2 comprehensive tests. The review of this content resulted in clarification within test item stems and questions as needed and the addition of test questions for LD 26 and 43.
For questions regarding the testing process, please contact Jennifer Hardesty, Staff Services Manager I with the Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-3917.
The Distance Learning Handbook is Now Available
A new publication is now available on the POST Website. The Distance Learning Handbook provides direction for presenters who wish to effectively deliver POST certified courses in an online format. The handbook contains key terms and theories, best practices, instructional strategies, and steps to certification for distance learning.
Questions regarding the Distance Learning Handbook may be directed to Charday Alcaraz, Instructional Designer/Project Manager with the Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-5562.
Development of Field Training Courses to Comply with Senate Bill 2
POST is working to develop a series of field training courses focused on providing participants with the necessary and relevant information to comply with the legislative requirements, pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 2. These training courses will be presented in two separate, four-hour sessions. The first training course, Selection Standards and Certification (9180-28011) will provide an overview of SB 2 and in-depth facilitation regarding requirements for background and hiring, peace officer appointments, proof of eligibility, and Basic Certificates. The second training course, Reporting Requirements and Decertification Investigation/Process (9180-28012) will provide an overview of SB 2 and in-depth facilitation regarding requirements for notification of alleged peace officer serious misconduct, investigations, suspensions, and de-certifications.
The training courses are intended for agency heads, agency background investigators, hiring managers, individuals responsible for entering a Notice of Appointment and/or Affidavit of Separation, internal affairs investigators, or other individuals responsible for making notification to POST of serious misconduct.
Training courses are tentatively scheduled to begin in August and will run through the end of the year. The dates will be published in the next few weeks. These training courses will be eligible for reimbursement under POST Plan I, and four Continuing Professional Training credit hours will be granted for each session completed.
Questions regarding the training courses may be directed to SB2@post.ca.gov.
The Quality Assessment Program Evaluations Are Back In Progress
In April 2022, the Quality Assessment Program (QAP) re-started after a brief three-month hiatus. The QAP utilizes subject matter experts to evaluate POST certified courses for content and delivery and is a tool that ensures POST courses meet standards.
From April 12 - June 22, 2022, the assessors evaluated 17 courses for a total of 118 hours. As a result of the assessments, seven courses had issues with either an instructor, regulations, or a combination of both. Presenters are notified of any issues, are given direction as to possible corrective actions, and are asked to address and fix those issues to improve their overall course delivery. We appreciate the cooperation of those who have participated in the QAP process.
Questions regarding the Quality Assessment Program may be directed to William Baldwin, Law Enforcement Consultant with the Training Program Services, at (916) 227-4263.
Webinar on How to Complete eTRRs
POST will be hosting an informational webinar on how to complete Automated Paperless Training Reimbursement Requests (eTRRs). The webinar will be held via Zoom on July 20th, at 10:00 a.m. There will be a 20–30 minute presentation with time allotted at the end for questions.
The webinar will include:
- Definitions and Regulations
- Filling out an eTRR
- Common Errors
- State Controller Audits
You may register at the eTRR Informational Webinar.
This webinar will be recorded and later posted to the POST Website for future reference.
Please send questions you would like to see addressed during the webinar to Steve Harding, Law Enforcement Consultant with the SB2 Transition Team, at (916) 227-2816.