New Self-Paced Course: GVRO Micro-Course Series
A new micro-learning course is now available for all POST Learning Portal users. The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) Micro-Course Series covers the definition, use, duration, and legal requirements for each type of GVRO. The course features brief instructional segments, learning interactions, and scenario-based knowledge checks.
The micro-learning course is broken into segments that can be completed in 10 minutes or less. The course offers one CPT credit hour and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
For questions about the course, please contact Charday Adams, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-5562.
POST Presents Executive Certificate at Brentwood Police Department
On September 24, 2020, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau Chief, Ralph Brown, traveled to Brentwood Police Department to present Chief Tom Hansen with an Executive Certificate. Chief Hansen started his career as a Reserve Officer for Walnut Creek Police Department. He started with Brentwood Police Department in 1994. Chief Hansen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from CSU Long Beach, as well as graduating from the FBI National Academy.
Questions regarding this article can be directed to Bureau Chief Ralph Brown, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-4552.
POST Attends Advanced Human Trafficking Pilot Course
Members of the Training Program Services Bureau attended the pilot presentation of the new Advanced Human Trafficking course from September 9 to 11, 2020 in Monterey, CA. The 24-hour course was developed and presented by the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium in coordination with POST as an investigative elective under the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI). It is highly recommended that any California detective/investigator seeking expertise and an ICI Specialty Certificate in Human Trafficking take advantage of future opportunities to attend this course, which covered the following topics:
- Interviewing & Working with Victims of Trauma
- Illicit Massage Parlors & Brothels
- Absent Victim Cases
- Data Analysis & Case Management
- Gang/Trafficking Cases
- In-Custody Recruitment & Control
- Human Trafficking Wiretaps
Additional information regarding the ICI Program can be found on the POST ICI Website. Questions may also be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Gerald Fernandez, Training Program Services Bureau, (916) 227-3933.
POST Offers Online Version of Training Administrator’s Course
The Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau offered two training dates in September for the online version of the Training Administrator’s Course. This course specifically addresses how to get a new course certified, how to modify a course, and all details involving the course certification process. The training was well attended and provided the attendees with all the information necessary to get started in the course certification journey. POST staff intends to host this training monthly with the dates being advertised through POST PASS to all regions.
Questions regarding the online version of the Training Administrator’s Course may be directed to Christine Ford, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0472.
The Quality Assessment Program Evaluations Have Resumed
The Quality Assessment Program (QAP) uses subject matter experts to evaluate POST-certified courses for content and delivery. Emphasis is placed on delivering current, relevant curriculum in a manner conducive to adult learning. The QAP team evaluated the following courses during August and September 2020:
- Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI), Criminal Investigator Core Course (Irvine and Monterey);
- Dispatcher, Tactical Dispatcher (Elk Grove);
- Sovereign Citizen Extremist (Distance Learning);
- Use of Force/De-escalation (Palm Springs);
- Force Options Simulator (Whittier);
- Motorcycle Dual Purpose (San Bernardino);
- Critical Incident Response, Basic (Distance Learning);
- Critical Incident & Stress Debrief (Distance Learning);
- Wellness Program for Law Enforcement (Distance Learning); and
- Interview and Interrogation (Distance Learning).
Effective October 7, 2019, travel reimbursement via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) has been reinstated for all IDI courses. Effective July 1, 2019 POST has refunded the IDI program for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year. There is no tuition for the POST reimbursable agencies, and a reduced tuition for all non POST reimbursable agencies.
If interested, please visit the POST Website to locate the presenter and the dates of training near you. For additional instructional training, refer to the POST Catalog.
If you have any questions regarding QAP, please contact Special Consultant Tamara Baarts, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-7357.
POST Hosts Online Update Workshop for Training Managers
On September 14, 2020, 24 students attended the POST Update Workshop, presented via webinar by POST staff. Topics included recent changes to POST regulations, including course certification requirements and proposed modification to regulations; POST bulletins issued in 2020; proposed legislation affecting law enforcement; recently released training videos and other Learning Portal updates; and an overview of POST resources.
Questions about the course may be directed to Senior Consultant Karen Lozito, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0471.
AB 332 Research Project Update
Assembly Bill 332 (Penal Code Section 13510.05) research project data collection and analyses are continuing. Initial test, and if relevant, remediation and retest outcome data is being collected on all 42 POST required tests for all individuals attending any intensive format regular basic academy beginning since July 1, 2019.
As of September 22, 2020, data has been collected on 2,590 students enrolled in 44 academy classes from 23 different academies. Data cleaning is now complete, and the draft internal final report is being updated. Two additional academies with a reduced number of firearms tests will be analyzed separately due to course presentation and testing procedures that differ from the primary dataset.
Questions regarding this project should be directed to Chau Chan at (916) 227-4835.
POST Presents Executive Certificate at Corona Police Department
Congratulations to Chief George Johnstone of the Corona Police Department for receiving his POST Executive Certificate. Chief Johnstone joined the City of Corona on September 4, 2018. He began his career with the Chino Police Department as a police cadet and later as a reserve police officer in 1987. In 1991, he was hired as a police officer at La Habra Police Department where he moved up the ranks. During his tenure with the La Habra Police Department, he served in a variety of positions including patrol, K9 handler, detective, and supervisor for the North County SWAT Team. He also managed both the Operations and Support Services Divisions as a Lieutenant and a Captain. Chief Johnstone possesses a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 263, the Los Angeles Police Leadership Course (formerly West Point Leadership Program), and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education from California State University, San Bernardino.
Questions regarding this article can be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Matt O’Deane, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 215-4188.
POST Participates in Event to Support Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputies
In September, Regional Consultant, Matthew O’Deane, participated in an event that showed love and support for the two deputies shot in Compton. Participants were able to caravan to Saint Francis Hospital in Lynwood and serve about 80 meals to the hospital staff and deputies on the protection detail. The group included the Upland POA, Resiliency Project, Montclair POA, LAPD, the Wives of Los Angeles Police Officers, and POST. Thanks to the Upland Police POA for purchasing food and Miguel from Five-O-Grubbz for preparing the meals. Also, thanks to the Wives of Los Angeles Police Officers for bringing flowers and balloons while showing their support for the recovering deputies and the medical staff that worked so hard to save their lives. One deputy has been released from the hospital. Hopefully, the other deputy will be released soon. On behalf of POST, we wish both deputies a full recovery.
Questions regarding this event may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Matt O’Deane, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 215-4188.