Learning Technology Resources
Contact Information for Programs and Services
The Learning Technology Resources (LTR) Bureau features POST's Learning Portal, Training Video Programs, and Simulator Programs and is dedicated to researching and developing advanced technology for training law enforcement.
LTR Programs and Services
- POST Learning Portal
- Training Video Program
- Simulator Programs
The Learning Portal
is a secure website for California peace officers, dispatchers, and law enforcement instructors. It provides 24/7 access to many of the products developed by LTR:
- Web-based, self-paced courses
- Training Videos
- Did You Know? videos
- Homeland Security videos
- Instructor/AICP resources
- Discussion groups
Access is free to California law enforcement in the POST program. The courses are engaging and
relevant on topics such as Communications, Courtroom Testimony, Gun Violence Restraining Orders
and Vehicle Pursuit Policy, as well as dispatcher-focused courses. Many of the courses meet training
mandates such as First Aid/CPR/AED, among others.
All course completions are automatically posted on the student’s POST training profile for Continuous Professional Training (CPT) credit.
Access to many of LTR’s products are available for a fee to those outside the California POST program.
Training Video Program
POST-developed video programs provide high-quality, in-service training to local law enforcement
agencies in the POST program. Each topic-specific video is carefully designed to assist law
enforcement training managers and instructors in meeting timely training needs and legislative
mandates for their agency. The video-based trainings are used by agencies in the POST program
to satisfy Continuing Professional Training (CPT) requirements at a fraction of the cost and staff time
required for traditional classroom training.
Produced exclusively by California POST, each video is designed using subject matter experts, victims, officers, and practitioners who convey knowledge, experience and expert advice around contemporary law enforcement issues. These subject matter experts work with POST staff and a professional producer to develop the content for each video. This includes the creation of reality-based video scenarios to illustrate situational awareness in the critical training areas.
Training videos are designed to be facilitated by the presenter in a classroom, briefing setting, or individual facilitation. Most training videos are eligible for 2 hours of CPT credit.
Force Options and Law Enforcement Driving Simulators
POST has developed 24 Regional Skills Training Centers (RSTCs) equipped with Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS) and Force Options Simulators (FOS). The LEDS and FOS programs provide a series of simulations based on real situations encountered by peace officers. The officer trainees hone judgment and decision-making skills in a safe environment while faced with distractions (lights, sirens, radio calls, partners, suspects, and citizens) that occur in the real world.