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Advanced Civilian Management

This seminar is specifically designed for civilian and sworn police personnel who supervise or manage civilian employees. Since the contents and instructors in this seminar will change every two years, this class can be considered for repeat attendance. It is recommended that a participant have prior supervisory training and/or experience.  


Advanced Police Management

This seminar is uniquely designed for ALL police management personnel (sworn and civilian). Note: The contents and instructors in this seminar will change every two years and thus can be considered for repeat attendance. It is recommended that participants complete the 104-hour POST Certified Police Management Course prior to enrolling in this seminar.


Advanced Supervisory Leadership

This seminar includes three days of in-depth coverage of the latest trends in effective leadership and supervisory practices. This seminar is specifically designed for sworn and civilian supervisors who are committed to learning and applying the latest and most advanced approaches to supervision and leadership. It also serves as a valuable step in supporting career advancement and enlargement.


CDAA Legal Aspects of Personnel Management

District Attorney Bureau of Invesigation Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs

Guest Speaker:  

Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney, will deliver a presentation "Twelve Leadership Strengths"


CDAIA - Domestic Violence

This course is presented with the cooperation of the California District Attorney Investigator's Association and is suitable for District Attorney Investigators Command Staff.


Civilian Management Seminar

This seminar is specifically designed for civilian and sworn police personnel who supervise or manage civilian employees. Because the material and instructors change every two years, this class can be considered for repeat attendance.  There are no pre-requisites for the course;  prior supervisory experience is helpful but not required.


Ethics in Police Work

This issues-focused seminar is uniquely structured to be relevant for all police employees. It is a highly practical exercise in reinforcing the moral and ethical duties associated with police work.


Generations at Work

This dynamic and timely seminar is uniquely planned to meet the interests and needs of all police personnel who share the desire to build bridges between generational gaps. Supervisors, trainers, FTOs, and managers are particularly encouraged to take this class.


Internal Affairs

This thought provoking and informative seminar is programmed for internal affairs investigators as well as all police managers and supervisors. Based on frequent changes in police personnel laws and practices, it is recommended that this seminar be repeated every one to two years.


Managing Gang Activity

This action-packed seminar is tailored to meet the needs of all police personnel who want to more effectively identify and control gang activity. The instruction staff is preeminently qualified through their numerous years of ongoing street experience in combating gang criminality.


Managing Workers Compensation, Disability Retirement and ADA Claims

This seminar is specifically designed for sworn and civilian police personnel wishing to broaden their understanding of the laws that apply to sick or injured workers, including managing claims for Workers’ Compensation, Disability Retirement, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Media Relations for Law Enforcement

This issues-driven, three-day seminar is intended for all sworn and civilian police employees who are or may be responsible for interacting with the media. The instructor has a proven track record of successful media relations within a high profile police department.


Performance Rating Workshop

All police personnel who want to better understand the development and application of the performance appraisal process. 


Police Budget Academy

This highly popular seminar is structured for all sworn and civilian police personnel who need or want to learn about the preparation and administration of a police budget. The participant will acquire a highly practical, hands-on experience in budgeting. Note: Laptops and calculators are useful (not required) in class, and each participant should bring a copy of their agency’s budget to the seminar.


Police Performance Measures

This results-driven seminar is produced for all police personnel who want to develop and use realistic police performance measures. It includes COMPSTAT and other methods of performance measurement.


Police Records Pitchess/Brady and Beyond

This seminar is for all police employers (sworn/civilian) who are responsible for guaranteeing the integrity of police records. It is uniquely configured for personnel who directly handle or may be involved in requests from third parties seeking the release and disclosure of police records.


Practical Methods for Solving Police Personnel Problems

This solutions-centered personnel issues seminar is intended for all police/civilian supervisory and management personnel including FTO?s.


Strategic Police Planning - Critical Incident Management

This highly practical seminar is focused on preparing police supervisors and managers to be effective leaders during a critical incident. It will provide a comprehensive and realistic insight into the successful operations, tactics and practices used during a major incident using examples of domestic ("Dorner") and international terrorism ("radicalism") experienced by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.     An important component of the seminar is understanding and managing the role of the media during those incidents.


Strategic Police Planning Seminar

This highly flexible and focused seminar is custom designed by the participating agency and can include sworn and/or civilian personnel at any rank. The number of participants typically ranges from twenty to thirty.


Succession Planning for Police Management

This seminar is designed for all sworn/civilian police managers and supervisors who are or may be responsible for anticipating and projecting human resource requirements.


Tools to Solve Personnel Issues - Legal Update 2016

 

This one day course is designed for law enforcement managers who need to stay current on the case law and trends affecting their ability to manage both sworn and civilian police personnel.  Upon completion of the course, the student will have a full understanding of the current personnel issues facing California law enforcement agencies and the practices that can help to minimize liability to the manager and to the agency.