Public Safety

Public Safety Instructional Services

Cultural Diversity

​This training promotes an enhanced understanding and awareness of the diverse cultures within our communities and explores the root causes of prejudice and intolerance in society. By becoming culturally competent, law enforcement officers can enhance their level of understanding of the communities they serve, improve their ability to foster strong police-community relationships, facilitate collaboration, and increase cooperation.

Strategic Communication

​This course provides an extensive analysis of interpersonal communication styles and techniques utilizing current, effective methods of diffusing conflict and gaining voluntary compliance and cooperation from hostile, uncooperative, or emotionally upset individuals.​

Principled Policing​

This course, specifically procedural justice and implicit bias, teaches policing approaches that emphasize respect, listening, neutrality, and trust while also addressing the common implicit biases that can be barriers to these approaches. Law enforcement can improve trust and relationships between law

enforcement agencies and their communities by using these principles to evaluate their policies, procedures, and training within their departments.

Background Investigations Course

​​This course (required for background investigations by POST/SB 2 effective July 1, 2023)  places an emphasis on working in small groups to build a comprehensive background packet that will adhere to the most recent legislative and POST regulations and designed to withstand a rigorous POST audit.  

Crisis Intervention ​and De-Escalation Techniques

​This course will provide the minimum topics mandated by California law requiring field training officers to have eight hours of crisis intervention and behavioral health training. Students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and ability to identify people with mental illness and effectively assess, communicate, and utilize de-escalation techniques while maintaining sound officer safety tactics.

Dignitary Security

The 24-hour P.O.S.T. Certified Dignitary Security course will provide instruction to those developing and implementing a dignitary security protection plan or participating as a member of a protection detail. Curriculum addresses such issues as: reviewing policies and protocols, identifying threats; organizing and operating a motorcade; providing in-transit and site security; protecting a dignitary, and identifying individual team member responsibilities. Instruction includes both classroom lecture and field exercises.

​Field Training Officer

​​This course fulfills P.O.S.T. training requirements for newly assigned personnel with the responsibility of training law enforcement officers. Topics include expectations, functions and roles of the Field Training Officer, ethics and professionalism, legal and liability issues, teaching and training skills development, evaluations, and leadership.

Field Training Officer Update​

​This course provides update training for experienced Field Training Officers (FTOs) and meets P.O.S.T. requirements for periodic FTO updates.

​Supervisor Course (Sworn and Civilian)

​​This course is designed to provide new or experienced supervisors with training in concepts, techniques, and the practical application of basic supervisory skills. Topics include assertive leadership, performance appraisal, counseling techniques, training, discipline, and transition to a supervisory role. (Sworn course includes Critical Incident Management).​

Duty to Intercede (Bystander Training)

This course is designed to train peace officers to identify when and how to intervene during situations involving police misconduct, excessive use of force, or mistakes (reference PC 835(a)).

Additionally, this course provides peace officers with the ability to establish and maintain a culture of appropriate and timely intervention within a law enforcement agency.