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Management Course

The 104-hour mandated Management Course (Commission Regulation 1005) is designed to assist supervisors transitioning to middle managers and must be completed within 12 months of promoting or being appointed to a middle management position. The instructional goals for this course are organized under the following topics:

  • Transition to Lieutenant
  • Leadership
  • Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COP/POP)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fiscal Management
  • Personnel Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Ethics
  • Risk Management
  • Media Relations
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Project Presentations and Reports

POST contracts with CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium and San Diego Regional Training Center to present the course. Course sites vary, but are generally held in the following areas:

Course Site
CSU Long Beach
Orange County
San Diego Regional Training Center 
San Diego Area
South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium South Bay Area