GOVERNMENT

Upcoming Courses

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Transfer Hearings and Probation

Monterey County

In this course, participants will examine the evolution of the WIC 707 Transfer Hearing and the critical role of the Transfer Hearing Report. Participants will explore the legal criteria for transfers, as well as draft transfer reports identifying behavioral patterns, social history, and victim input. Participants will evaluate the criteria to make an ultimate recommendation for or against transfer.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Direct & Vicarious Supervisor Liability

Alameda County

In this course, participants will be familiarized with: the federal and state court litigation process; direct and vicarious supervisor liability (negligent hiring, failure to train, improper entrustment, improper assignment, failure to supervise, failure to discipline, and failure to direct); immunities and defenses; Federal and State protections for employees; and ‘best practice’ recommendations to limit criminal and civil liability in their supervisory role.

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 –  (8am – 12pm)

POBR

Alameda County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Thursday, August 15, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Personality Traits & Leadership Strategies

San Mateo County

This course is intended for first-line supervisors. Participants will learn how personality characteristics and behaviors impact workplace environments. Specifically, this course will cover: “The Big 5,” Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, High 5 Test, Berkeley Emotional Intelligence Quiz, and the Implicit Association Test. Participants will be provided with various performance management strategies, which will be highlighted through scenarios (discussion and debrief).

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Direct & Vicarious Supervisor Liability

Alameda County

In this course, participants will be familiarized with: the federal and state court litigation process; direct and vicarious supervisor liability (negligent hiring, failure to train, improper entrustment, improper assignment, failure to supervise, failure to discipline, and failure to direct); immunities and defenses; Federal and State protections for employees; and ‘best practice’ recommendations to limit criminal and civil liability in their supervisory role.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 –  (8am – 12pm)

POBR

Alameda County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Thursday, August 22, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Strategic Responses to Mental Health Crisis

San Mateo County

Respecting the value of all human life and dignity without prejudice to anyone is paramount for all law enforcement officials. Vesting officers with the authority to use reasonable force and to protect the public welfare requires monitoring, evaluation, and a careful balancing of all interests. This course will increase the officer’s confidence and ability to articulate and assess an individual’s behavior who may be experiencing episodic mental distress and respond with effective resolution techniques. Effective controlling force techniques will be demonstrated and drilled lightly.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 –  (8am – 12pm)

I Can Be Sued for What?

Virtual

The rise of litigation against public agencies has magnified the importance of accountability, transparency, and meaningful training programs that equip probation staff with legally sound decision-making skills in the field. In this course, attendees will be familiarized with: State and Federal law; the road to litigation; Civil vs. Criminal Liability; Immunities; and Deliberate Indifference vs. Bystander Liability scenarios.  Officers will engage an active-learning environment in which they provide legally-sound and practical approaches to liability scenarios.

Monday, September 9, 2024 – Friday, September 20, 2024 (8am – 5pm)

Supervisor Core for Probation

Riverside County

This 80-hour supervisor core training program is tailored for probation department supervisors. Participants will be introduced to: formal and informal responsibilities of a supervisor; practical approaches to strengthen supervisory skills; effective personnel management strategies; direct and vicarious liability as a supervisor; and proven leadership imperatives that produce quality employee engagement and fulfillment of our organizational mission.

Friday, September 27, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Our Wellness, Our Responsibility

Fresno County

This course will familiarize staff with officer wellness concepts and illustrate effective techniques to promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Specifically, this course will cover: stress management; nutrition and exercise as enhancers of tolerance to fatigue; interpersonal relationships; alcohol and substance use; family relation dynamic and maintenance; vicarious trauma; code of conduct adherence (on/off duty); financial decision-making and overtime work; cultural acceptance and promotion of officer wellness; and goal-setting for successful and healthy careers in law enforcement.

Monday, October 14, 2024 – Friday, October 25, 2024 (8am – 5pm)

Supervisor Core for Probation

San Joaquin County

This 80-hour supervisor core training program is tailored for probation department supervisors. Participants will be introduced to: formal and informal responsibilities of a supervisor; practical approaches to strengthen supervisory skills; effective personnel management strategies; direct and vicarious liability as a supervisor; and proven leadership imperatives that produce quality employee engagement and fulfillment of our organizational mission.

Monday, October 28, 2024 – Friday, November 8, 2024 (8am – 5pm)

Supervisor Core for Probation

San Joaquin County

This 80-hour supervisor core training program is tailored for probation department supervisors. Participants will be introduced to: formal and informal responsibilities of a supervisor; practical approaches to strengthen supervisory skills; effective personnel management strategies; direct and vicarious liability as a supervisor; and proven leadership imperatives that produce quality employee engagement and fulfillment of our organizational mission.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024 –  (1pm – 5pm)

POBR

San Mateo County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024 –  (8am – 12pm)

POBR

San Mateo County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Thursday, October 31, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Strategic Responses to Mental Health Crisis

San Mateo County

Respecting the value of all human life and dignity without prejudice to anyone is paramount for all law enforcement officials. Vesting officers with the authority to use reasonable force and to protect the public welfare requires monitoring, evaluation, and a careful balancing of all interests. This course will increase the officer’s confidence and ability to articulate and assess an individual’s behavior who may be experiencing episodic mental distress and respond with effective resolution techniques. Effective controlling force techniques will be demonstrated and drilled lightly.

Friday, November 8, 2024 –  (8am – 5pm)

Our Wellness, Our Responsibility

Riverside County

This course will familiarize staff with officer wellness concepts and illustrate effective techniques to promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Specifically, this course will cover: stress management; nutrition and exercise as enhancers of tolerance to fatigue; interpersonal relationships; alcohol and substance use; family relation dynamic and maintenance; vicarious trauma; code of conduct adherence (on/off duty); financial decision-making and overtime work; cultural acceptance and promotion of officer wellness; and goal-setting for successful and healthy careers in law enforcement.

Tuesday, January 14, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Riverside County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, January 15, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, January 16, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, January 21, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, January 22, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Riverside County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, January 23, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, January 24, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, January 24, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Monday, January 27, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, January 28, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, January 29, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, January 30, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile/Adult Legal Update

Contra Costa County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies. Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, January 31, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, January 31, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, February 4, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile/Adult Legal Update

San Joaquin County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies. Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, February 4, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile/Adult Legal Update

San Joaquin County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies. Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, February 5, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, February 5, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 6, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 6, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, February 7, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, February 7, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, February 11, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 13, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 13, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, February 14, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, February 14, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Alameda County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, February 18, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, February 19, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, February 19, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 20, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

San Mateo County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 20, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

San Mateo County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, February 21, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Strategic Responses to Mental Health Crisis

San Mateo County

Respecting the value of all human life and dignity without prejudice to anyone is paramount for all law enforcement officials. Vesting officers with the authority to use reasonable force and to protect the public welfare requires monitoring, evaluation, and a careful balancing of all interests. This course will increase the officer’s confidence and ability to articulate and assess an individual’s behavior who may be experiencing episodic mental distress and respond with effective resolution techniques. Effective controlling force techniques will be demonstrated and drilled lightly.

Monday, February 24, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

San Mateo County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Monday, February 24, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

San Mateo County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, February 26, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile/Adult Legal Update

Contra Costa County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies. Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, February 27, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile/Adult Legal Update

Fresno County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies. Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Monday, March 10, 2025 – Tuesday, March 11, 2025 (8am – 5pm)

Field Contacts – Law, Policy, and Strategies

San Joaquin County

This 2-day course covers an update on search and seizure law and highlights best-practice responses to manage field contacts through officer role-play. Instructional topics for Day 1 will include an update on California and Federal law affecting search and seizure, specifically: ‘typical’ vs. crime-in-progress contacts for probation officers, mutual aid/support issues, mental health and de-escalation force option considerations, and “reasonable” vs. “necessary” force. On Day 2, officers will have the opportunity to manage various field contact scenarios in a controlled environment and receive feedback via a thorough debrief/group discussion.

Tuesday, March 11, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Field Contacts – Law, Policy, and Strategies

San Joaquin County

This 2-day course covers an update on search and seizure law and highlights best-practice responses to manage field contacts through officer role-play. Instructional topics for Day 1 will include an update on California and Federal law affecting search and seizure, specifically: ‘typical’ vs. crime-in-progress contacts for probation officers, mutual aid/support issues, mental health and de-escalation force option considerations, and “reasonable” vs. “necessary” force. On Day 2, officers will have the opportunity to manage various field contact scenarios in a controlled environment and receive feedback via a thorough debrief/group discussion.

Wednesday, March 12, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Disciplinary Process and Liability

San Joaquin County

This course will familiarize first-line supervisors with administrative investigations, use of force review/investigations, supervisor responsibility during an officer-involved-shooting, discipline process, and liability concepts.

Wednesday, March 12, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Disciplinary Process and Liability

San Joaquin County

This course will familiarize first-line supervisors with administrative investigations, use of force review/investigations, supervisor responsibility during an officer-involved-shooting, discipline process, and liability concepts.

Thursday, March 13, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Secure Track Offenders – Sophistication, Operations, Safety

San Joaquin County

Secure Track Offenders have arrived! Per recent legislation, this population is subject to a series of rehabilitative mandates while housed at local facilities. Recent legislation, however, does not address the ongoing safety concerns these offenders present to local probation department personnel. This course will introduce facilities staff to the following topics: officer/facilities safety, offender sophistication considerations, staff manipulation, contraband, communication, and peer-victimization tactics, and best-practice recommendations for effective supervision of this population. Content comes from custody personnel and past/recent offender populations.
Additional services include: facilities safety needs assessment, critical incident response review/recommendations, and force options training. There is a 4-hour virtual and 8-hour in-person version of this course.

Tuesday, March 18, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Probation Contacts and Liability

Stanislaus County

Participants will be familiarized with criminal and civil liability considerations related to probation contacts. Specifically, this course will cover: pertinent federal and state law (civil and criminal liability); the complaint and litigation process; immunities; direct and vicarious liability considerations; third-party detentions; and performance management strategies. Participants will engage an active-learning environment in which they discuss legally sound and practical approaches to resolving scenarios in compliance with policy and the law.

Wednesday, March 19, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

POBR

San Joaquin County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Wednesday, March 19, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

POBR

San Joaquin County

This course is designed for corrections’ personnel (supervisory and sworn/non-sworn staff) to gain a better understanding of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR).  Students will be introduced to relevant legal statutes and recent case law concerning POBR as it relates to correctional staff and supervisors.  Class participants will learn the procedural requirements under POBR and how to appropriately employ them at their agency.  This course will cover employee interview considerations such as: interview preparation; Miranda and Lybarger Admonishments; interviewer demeanor; and interviewer protocol.

Thursday, March 20, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Breathe, Think, Testify

San Joaquin County

This course introduces staff to courtroom decorum in criminal and civil cases. Officers will learn: courtroom procedure; applicable rules of evidence; officer review of reports and preparation before testifying; and practice testifying through interactive role-play scenarios.

Tuesday, March 25, 2025 –  (1pm – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Thursday, March 27, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Our Wellness, Our Responsibility

Fresno County

This course will familiarize staff with officer wellness concepts and illustrate effective techniques to promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Specifically, this course will cover: stress management; nutrition and exercise as enhancers of tolerance to fatigue; interpersonal relationships; alcohol and substance use; family relation dynamic and maintenance; vicarious trauma; code of conduct adherence (on/off duty); financial decision-making and overtime work; cultural acceptance and promotion of officer wellness; and goal-setting for successful and healthy careers in law enforcement.

Monday, March 31, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Adult Legal Update

Kern County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Tuesday, April 1, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Breathe, Think, Testify

Kern County

This course introduces staff to courtroom decorum in criminal and civil cases. Officers will learn: courtroom procedure; applicable rules of evidence; officer review of reports and preparation before testifying; and practice testifying through interactive role-play scenarios.

Thursday, April 3, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Hotels, Motels, and Human Trafficking

San Joaquin County

This course provides hotel and motel staff with guidance on identifying and reporting human trafficking victimization under state and federal law requirements. Participants will be introduced to applicable laws, victimization trends, and best practices.

Tuesday, April 8, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Strategic Responses to Mental Health Crisis

San Mateo County

Respecting the value of all human life and dignity without prejudice to anyone is paramount for all law enforcement officials. Vesting officers with the authority to use reasonable force and to protect the public welfare requires monitoring, evaluation, and a careful balancing of all interests. This course will increase the officer’s confidence and ability to articulate and assess an individual’s behavior who may be experiencing episodic mental distress and respond with effective resolution techniques. Effective controlling force techniques will be demonstrated and drilled lightly.

Wednesday, April 9, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Personality Traits & Leadership Strategies

San Mateo County

This course is intended for first-line supervisors. Participants will learn how personality characteristics and behaviors impact workplace environments. Specifically, this course will cover: “The Big 5,” Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, High 5 Test, Berkeley Emotional Intelligence Quiz, and the Implicit Association Test. Participants will be provided with various performance management strategies, which will be highlighted through scenarios (discussion and debrief).

Tuesday, April 15, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Great Paper, Less Headaches

Riverside County

Our reports paint a picture for a future audience, so it’s critical that we adhere to concise and effective writing standards in completing official documentation. In this 8-hour course, participants will be familiarized with best practice recommendations related to template/heading usage, content keywords, descriptive thoroughness of events, and proofreading strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to draft probation-specific reports and receive peer/instructor feedback. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have the tools necessary to complete policy-adherent reports that decrease liability and increase accountability.

Thursday, April 17, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Vertical, Lateral, and Whirlwind Communications in Probation

Riverside County

Communication barriers often breed hostile work environments, negatively affect casework objectives, compromise safety, and detrimentally affect probation officers’ well-being.  This course highlights communication objectives in facilities/field supervision settings and equips personnel with effective techniques to navigate and positively manage varying needs.  Specifically, officers will: understand the purpose of vertical and lateral communications; recognize environmental factors (physical/social) that positively and negatively affect communication; appreciate the importance of affective communication approaches to casework; and value the benefits of maintaining a positive work environment.

Friday, April 18, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Friday, April 18, 2025 –  (8am – 12pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Virtual

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

Wednesday, April 23, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Disciplinary Process and Liability

Riverside County

This course will familiarize first-line supervisors with administrative investigations, use of force review/investigations, supervisor responsibility during an officer-involved-shooting, discipline process, and liability concepts.

Tuesday, May 6, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Secure Track Offenders – Sophistication, Operations, Safety

Riverside County

Secure Track Offenders have arrived! Per recent legislation, this population is subject to a series of rehabilitative mandates while housed at local facilities. Recent legislation, however, does not address the ongoing safety concerns these offenders present to local probation department personnel. This course will introduce facilities staff to the following topics: officer/facilities safety, offender sophistication considerations, staff manipulation, contraband, communication, and peer-victimization tactics, and best-practice recommendations for effective supervision of this population. Content comes from custody personnel and past/recent offender populations.
Additional services include: facilities safety needs assessment, critical incident response review/recommendations, and force options training. There is a 4-hour virtual and 8-hour in-person version of this course.

Tuesday, May 13, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

Probation Contacts and Liability

Riverside County

Participants will be familiarized with criminal and civil liability considerations related to probation contacts. Specifically, this course will cover: pertinent federal and state law (civil and criminal liability); the complaint and litigation process; immunities; direct and vicarious liability considerations; third-party detentions; and performance management strategies. Participants will engage an active-learning environment in which they discuss legally sound and practical approaches to resolving scenarios in compliance with policy and the law.

Thursday, June 19, 2025 –  (8am – 5pm)

CA Mandates for Probation – Juvenile Legal Update

Kern County

Through a vibrant and fresh approach to legal update training, this course familiarizes staff and administrators with the latest legislative enactments and case law decisions that affect probation and other law enforcement agencies.  Officers will learn to interpret laws and practically apply objectives in the field.

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