POST Conducts Workshop to Revise the Campus Law Enforcement Course
On October 13-15, 2020, POST’s Basic Training and Learning Technology Resources Bureaus conducted a workshop in Garden Grove, CA to update the 40-hour Campus Law Enforcement course. Subject matter experts from local school districts, community college districts, campus law enforcement agencies, and course presenters came together to make important updates to the course.
This specialized course of training is required by all school peace officers who are employed by a public school district or California Community College district. The course is designed to familiarize school police officers with the specialized skills necessary to effectively meet the safety needs of students and staff in a school environment.
For more information regarding the Campus Law Enforcement Course, please contact Law Enforcement Consultant Stephen Crawford, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4957.
POST Conducts Two De-escalation Curriculum Development Workshops
On October 12-13 and October 27-28, 2020, the Training Program Services Bureau hosted curriculum development workshops in San Diego and Sacramento, CA. These work groups were comprised of subject matter experts and a diverse group of community representatives to develop curriculum for an 8-hour de-escalation course that will incorporate the POST De-escalation publication, “De-escalation Strategies and Techniques for California Law Enforcement.”
This information will be made available to all California law enforcement agencies for use and implementation of their own de-escalation program.
If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact Special Consultant Tamara Baarts, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-7357.
POST Hosts First Virtual Training Manager Symposium - 2020 A New Decade in Training
On October 13-15, 2020, with over 700 registered attendees, POST hosted a three-day online symposium filled with information-packed presentations and workshops. It provided a rare opportunity for training managers from throughout the State to obtain training that will assist them in their critical role of supporting quality law enforcement for their agencies and their communities.
The Symposium, each morning, highlighted a keynote speaker, who addressed emerging trends in law enforcement and how training plays a key role in any organization. There was a total of nine different workshops offered to provide a wide breadth of topics for all attendees. These topics included: enhancing attendees’ knowledge of POST regulations, course certification, new training manager overview, training during COVID-19, background investigations, reimbursement processes, developing a training plan, and how legislation can affect law enforcement and POST training.
Questions regarding the POST Training Manager Symposium may be directed to Senior Consultant Christine Ford, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0472.
New “Initial Response to Natural Disasters” Training Video Released
POST has released its latest training video, “Initial Response to Natural Disasters.” Available to view on the POST Learning Portal, this training program is designed to enhance California law enforcement personnel’s natural disaster preparedness and on-scene actions, with a specific focus on the initial stages of an incident before standardized emergency management systems are fully operational. Segments include: common measures officers and their families can take ahead of an incident, actions taken by officers during disasters, a review of personal well-being and how critical incidents often affect those involved, and considerations in decision-making to provide for better and safer outcomes for first responders and the communities they serve.
The training program progresses through pre-planning, awareness, initial response, evacuations, communications, security, repopulation, and self-care sections. The training includes expert commentary highlighting the experiences of those who found themselves in the middle of emerging disasters, along with a special case-study, providing first-hand experiences of officers directly involved with recent disasters. The new video program offers group or individual trainee viewing modes and includes printable instructor and trainee documents for either group-facilitated or individual instruction. DVD copies may also be ordered online at POST Training Videos.
Questions about the new “Initial Response to Natural Disasters” training video may be directed to Mike Barnes, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-3454.
POST Conducts Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Workshop
On October 6, 2020, the Training Program Services Bureau convened their first virtual workshop to begin updating the curriculum for the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Core Course, which is the prerequisite for all ICI Foundation Specialty Courses within the program. The 80-hour ICI Core Course is designed to enhance the effectiveness of the individual criminal investigator’s skills in performing the multi-disciplined and multi-leveled tasks necessary to successfully conduct comprehensive criminal investigations. Instruction in this course is provided through a coordinated, experience-based adult learning approach that addresses crime scene management, interviewing and interrogation, search and seizure, search warrant preparation, physical surveillance techniques, case reporting, informant management, media relations, case reporting, and courtroom testimony.
Additional information regarding the ICI Program can be found on the POST ICI webpage. Questions may also be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Gerald Fernandez, Training Program Services Bureau, (916) 227-3933.
Quality Assessment Program (QAP) Update
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 in October 2020:
- Suicide by Cop (San Diego)
- Re-assessment of Threat Assessment/De-escalation (Corona)
- Legislative Update (Corona)
- Re-assessment of District Attorney Investigator Transition (San Jose)
- Motorcycle Training, Instructor (Redlands)
- Motorcycle Training (Redlands)
In addition, the QAP Curriculum and Facilitation Coaches have been referred three courses that received unacceptable or needs improvement ratings. These coaches are a small cadre of tenured law enforcement professionals with experience ranging from line staff to executive level. These coaches have graduated from the POST Instructor Development Institute, Master Instructor Certification Course and many have advanced degrees. The coaches provide guidance in improving course curriculum, content facilitation skills and work one-on-one with the course presenter and facilitators to identify and enhance elements needing improvement.
Travel reimbursement via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) has been REINSTATED for all IDI courses. There is no tuition for 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 Conducts Procedural Justice Course Workshop
On October 23, 2020, the Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau and California State University Long Beach (CSULB,) Center for Criminal Justice, collaboratively partnered to conduct a curriculum review workshop. The focus of the meeting centered on contemporizing the “Principled Policing: Procedural Justice, Implicit Bias and Legitimacy” course curriculum. The work group was comprised of curriculum designer subject matter experts. The focus of the group centered on contemporizing and standardizing the 8-hour, in-service course curriculum content.
Questions regarding the workshop may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Dan Toomey, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-4887.
POST Launches Principled Policing for Basic Courses T4T Course
The inaugural presentation of the Principled Policing for Basic Courses, Train-the-Trainer (T4T) course was held October 19-21, 2020 in Monterey, CA. The course was designed to prepare academy instructors with the integration of principled policing components in Learning Domain 3, Principled Policing in the Community, which was revised in April 2020.
POST staff from the Basic Training and Training Program Services Bureaus attended the session. Attendees were instructors from agencies throughout the State who actively participated, provided valuable input, and gave the course high praise.
Key topics included: principled policing, procedural justice, police legitimacy, historical perspectives, implicit bias, explicit bias, cultural competency and building trust with the community. Participants also received course instructional materials, training on enhanced facilitation skills and techniques for experiential learning.
Future presentations of the 3-day course are planned for several locations throughout the State.
Questions regarding the course may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Raymund Nanadiego, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4852 or Law Enforcement Consultant Dan Toomey, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-4887.
POST Conducts Quality Assessment Program (QAP) Evaluator Workshop in San Diego
On October 14-15, 2020, the Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau hosted a Quality Assessment Program (QAP) evaluator workshop in San Diego, CA. The work group was comprised of subject matter experts, POST Master and Advanced Instructors and individuals with previous QAP experience. The purpose of the workshop was to ensure that enough qualified evaluators are available as a result of the expansion of the QAP contract budget. The focus for this budget cycle will be an assessment of Regulation 1070 training, and training associated with use of force, officer involved shootings, mental health and de-escalation. These elements will be assessed in all POST-certified training, ranging from basic academies through executive law enforcement courses.
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Special Consultant Tamara Baarts, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-7357.
POST to Conduct Management Course Update Workshop
On November 3-5, 2020, the Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau will conduct a Management Course Update Workshop. The collaboratory of subject matter experts will forensically examine the nuances of the curriculum to ensure proper sequencing, learning outcomes, and contemporary course relevance.
For questions regarding the management course, please contact Law Enforcement Consultant Charles Evans, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 215-4432.
Virtual Presentation of the Racial Profiling, Train-the-Trainer Course
On January 4-6, 2021, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) will facilitate its first virtual presentation of the Racial Profiling, Train-the-Trainer Course. The class will be exclusively attended by instructional facilitators from the “Get Safe” Program. This is a unique, interactive training program designed to help individuals live free from a full spectrum of fears. MOT will conduct future traditional presentations of the Racial Profiling, Train-the-Trainer Course during January, February and March 2021.
Questions regarding the Racial Profiling, Train-the-Trainer Course may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Charles Evans, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 215-4432.