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Course Description

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certifies this 137 hour course of training. It meets the content and hour requirement established by POST for re-qualification of former officers who have not been working as full time enforcement officers in California for a period exceeding three (3) years.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate required competency as determined by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training including firearms qualification, defensive tactics and techniques and cognitive assessment on various learning domains
  • Recognize the importance of Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics, and how they relate to the profession, the department, the officer, and the community.
  • Examine community policing and its effect on the community including department effectiveness, addressing crime and community problems and improving community relations.
  • Identify the impact of crime on direct and indirect victims including emotion reactions, physical reactions, resource and referral support and police perception
  • Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
  • Practice components of a safe and tactically sound vehicle stop.
  • Demonstrate and apply approved techniques for searching, maintaining control and arresting subjects.
  • Identify circumstances and conditions when a peace officer can use reasonable, nonlethal and lethal force.
  • Identify the requirements and exceptions regarding hearsay testimony.
  • Examine California statutes relative to operating police vehicles including rules of the road, pursuit operation, emergency responses and agency specific policy requirements

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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