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POST Training Videos

California POST delivers high-quality, in-service and specialized training videos to law enforcement agencies in the California POST program. POST training videos are designed to assist law enforcement training managers and instructors in meeting specific training needs or legislative mandates for their agency.  Videos are divided into short, roll-call length sections and most are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit. 

POST agencies may use the links below to locate and order previously released DVDs and view companion Program Guides.

Video Ordering and Subscribing

The complete collection of available POST videos are listed in the Video Catalog. Only training managers or supervisors employed by government law enforcement agencies are eligible to order POST videos. Videos are for law enforcement training use only.

California Law Enforcement Agencies

Newly released POST video programs are distributed free of charge via automated direct mailings to law enforcement agencies and Basic Academies in the California POST program. Orders for additional copies of videos must be placed by the training manager or other training supervisor working in the training department at the law enforcement agency or government law enforcement training institution. Video orders must be placed using the online Video Catalog (for POST agencies only). Allow 7-10 business days for delivery of video programs. POST cannot accept video orders via phone nor email. Video quantities may be limited and restrictions may apply to some video titles. Use of POST videos are subject to additional terms and conditions.

Newly released DVDs are automatically mass-mailed to POST agency training managers/supervisors who have previously opted in or subscribed to the POST Training Video service. Contact POST with DVD-by-mail address label or quantity corrections.

Non-California/Non-POST Law Enforcement Agencies

All non-California POST law enforcement agencies are charged a $99 fee for DVD copies of training video programs. Cost includes all taxes and shipping charges.  Orders for DVD videos must be placed by the training manager or other training supervisor working in the training department at the law enforcement agency or government law enforcement training institution. To place a video order or to subscribe:

  1. Browse the online POST Video Catalog and locate the video titles you wish to order (user registration is not required to browse catalog).
  2. Complete the Video Program Order Form (pdf) and mail or fax your order with agency-issued purchase order or check payment. Allow 7-10 business days for delivery of video programs. POST cannot accept video orders via phone nor email. Video quantities may be limited and restrictions may apply to some video titles. Use of POST videos are subject to additional terms and conditions.

Training Video Program Guides

POST training videos feature a companion Program Guide.  This single-page PDF document provides the presenter with a brief summary of the program and shows the DVD menu items and segment contents on the DVD. Notations about the release date, ID number, CPT credit, viewing options, and other important program information are also included.

View all Training Video Program Guides

CPT Credit for POST Training Videos

Most POST training videos are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit. Contact the POST Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau at (916) 227-4863 or the Course Control Coordinator at (916) 227-4866 for more information about CPT credit, course rosters, and using the POST EDI system.

  • Always check the POST Course Catalog and/or EDI to ensure that the DVD video is still listed and certified for training use.
  • Presenters should document all POST training video completions via course rosters within the POST EDI system.
  • POST training video DVDs are copy-protected and cannot be duplicated; additional DVDs may be ordered via the Video Catalog.

Special Videos

Legal Update

Provides a comprehensive overview of new legislation and case law decisions that affect California law enforcement in the new year.  Leading subject matter experts present numerous new general laws, traffic laws, and case decisions that may have significant impact on how peace officers perform their jobs and enforce laws.  The program features a companion Reference Guide for printing or downloading.  Video segments are formatted for immediate download to PCs, mobile devices, and smartphones for on-demand viewing and reference in the field.  This program is available as streaming video exclusively on the POST Learning Portal.

Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109)

This special video provides the history of realignment, clarifies the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies, and highlights successful processes and programs.  The video was developed with statewide subject matter experts representing city and county law enforcement, parole, probation, legal services, and in collaboration with Governor Brown’s Administration.

Since enacted, AB 109 has provided opportunities for agencies to address processes regarding incarceration, release, and rehabilitation of the criminal population. Realignment provided counties with funds and support to develop effective release strategies and resources to decrease recidivism rates, thereby making our communities safer.

Legal Notices and Copyright Information

POST Training Videos are a service of the State of California, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

The opinions expressed in POST video programs reflect the views and interpretations of the individual subject matter experts featured, and information contained in POST programs may not apply to your agency or training institution. Check consistency with local laws and departmental policies and procedures before using POST videos for training or informational purposes. Neither the Commission on POST nor the contributing producers of POST programs assume responsibility for their use.

POST video program materials are intended for use by authorized law enforcement agencies only. Any recording, reproduction, or rebroadcast, in whole or in part, without the expressed written consent of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, is prohibited.

Commercial use of POST video programs is prohibited.

Please see Additional Terms and Conditions for use of POST materials.

Contact Us

To reach video administrative offices for other video questions not answered online:

Phone: (916) 227-3913

Fax: (916) 227-4011

Email: Ron Crook 

Mail: Learning Technology Resources
Attn: Training Videos
Commission on POST
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605