Did You Know? Video Series
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.
These dynamic and engaging videos are perfect for roll call and other briefing or training settings. The complete collection of videos may be viewed below, with downloadable versions available to subscribers of the POST Learning Portal.
New Did You Know? Video
Did You Know? "Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO)"
Did You Know? “Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO)” — Encourages officers to look beyond first impressions, using what appears to be a routine domestic disturbance to dramatically illustrate that a hidden deadly threat involving firearms may be present—and that a GVRO should be obtained.
Watch Did You Know? Videos
- Did You Know? "10-97" — Unsafe speed is the leading cause of law enforcement fatal and injury collisions.
- Did You Know? "Adult-Use Cannabis" — Reminds officers of the new adult-use cannabis law and breaks down any misconceptions that “it’s just weed” by emphasizing four key points.
- Did You Know? "Alzheimer's" — Nearly 500,000 Californians suffer from Alzheimer's. With more being diagnosed every day. Are you and your agency prepared to manage contact with citizens suffering from Alzheimer's?
- Did You Know? "Choices" — A powerful message to law enforcement officers as to the need to wear seatbelts.
- Did You Know? "Complacency" — Complacency Kills! Whether it be non-recognition of danger, failure to prepare or denial of health, we must all be vigilant to avoid becoming complacent.
- Did You Know? "Conversations" — It takes courage to confront a partner about bad driving habits. It's much easier to just hope for change. This video encourages speaking up to help prevent officer-involved collisions.
- Did You Know? "Diplomacy" — Does diplomatic immunity grant complete immunity? Take a look at this simple traffic stop to find out.
- Did You Know? "Dispatcher Stress" — What effect does stress have on a dispatcher's career? This short six-minute video provides an opportunity for self-reflection and stress recognition.
- Did You Know? "Distracted" — Distracted driving is one of the major contributing factors in officer-involved collisions.
- Did You Know? "Domestic Violence" — Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income. Yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. It can be psychological as well as physical abuse that has families living in fear and torment. The signs are not always evident and victims often do not seek help for many complex reasons.
- Did You Know? "Domestic Violence Extended" — This extended version goes deeper into the examples of how domestic violence can happen to anyone and details how the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. Explains how domestic violence can be psychological as well as physical abuse that has families living in fear and torment.
- Did You Know? "Fatigue" — Fatigue is a major contributing factor in officer-involved collisions.
- Did You Know? "Fentanyl Exposure Risks" — Alerts officers to the significant threat that fentanyl poses to law enforcement personnel who may come in contact through routine law enforcement or emergency activities. Shows how exposure to a very small amount of fentanyl may harm officers and coworkers while on duty, or may spread to family or others when off duty.
- Did You Know? "Hate Crimes: Face Hate" — Hate crimes have a domino effect of terrorizing not only the targeted victim, but also terrorizing the entire community to which the victim belongs.
- Did You Know? “Hate Crimes: Not Obvious” — Encourages officers to sharpen their perception skills so they can more readily identify hate crimes, interact with the victims in a professional manner, and investigate hate crimes in an unbiased fashion.
- Did You Know? "Human Trafficking" — Provides a glimpse behind closed doors and inside the mind of a sex trafficking victim to promote understanding of how trafficking victims may find themselves trapped on the streets and in a relentless cycle of violence and helplessness.
- Did You Know? "Marsy's Law" — A measure to provide all victims with rights and due process.
- Did You Know? "Mental Health" — Every day, law enforcement is called upon to interact with persons suffering from mental illness and developmental disabilities. A peace officer's ability to recognize and respond to these issues could add to the safety of the officer, the public, and the subjects they encounter.
- Did You Know? "Motors Safety" — This video applies "What's important now?" (WIN) to safe motors operation. It encourages paying attention, stresses the importance of continuous training, and reminds motor officers that every decision they make has consequences.
- Did You Know? "Night Driving" —75% of all officer-involved collisions occur at night. Driving after dark requires an adjustment to how you drive. This video brings home the message in an amusing way.
- Did You Know? "Procedural Justice" — This video emphasizes the four tenets of Procedural Justice: Voice, Neutrality, Respect, and Trustworthiness. These tenets are modeled by the officer during a traffic stop and conversation with the driver of the stopped vehicle.
- Did You Know? "Procedural Justice: Immigrant Communities" - Expands on the four tenets of Procedural Justice (Voice, Neutrality, Respect, and Trustworthiness) and asks officers to consider why immigrants might have a different perception and reaction to law enforcement.
- Did You Know? "School Violence" — You might be able to prevent the tragedy of school violence but you must first recognize the signs and then educate others. Together we can save the lives of our children.
- Did You Know? “Silent No More” — Exposes the thoughts in silence many peace officers may suffer, while encouraging all members of the profession to be "silent no more" about suicide and mental health issues. View more Officer Wellness resources.