Class Descriptions

Cold Case Investigations

This presentation will discuss the key elements of a successful cold case homicide investigation.  Recent case examples will illustrate the significance of DNA evidence in both homicide and sexual assault cases.  Students will develop an appreciation for the powerful synergy created by DNA evidence and the Combined DNA Indexing System (CODIS).  There will be useful lessons from the investigative and prosecutorial sides of a case which will promote understanding of different roles in DNA cases. 

 This 4-hour class is offered Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm – Instructor Detective Mitzi Roberts, 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Glock Armorer’s Course

Participants will learn safety functions, unloading and clearing, as well as field and detailed disassembly of the weapon. Options to alternate parts are offered, along with diagnostics and troubleshooting. Glock will issue a three-year Armorer Certification upon successful completion of this class. Glock will provide the weapons and tools for this class. For safety reasons, no personal firearms (whether exposed or concealed) or ammunition are  allowed in this class. All attendees will be screened upon every entry into the classroom. Participants must bring their own clear safety glasses. In addition to the ARPOC registration fee, there is an additional fee of $250 paid directly to Glock for this course. Class size limited to 30 students.

This 8-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm – Instructor: Jeremy Bennett, Glock

 

Overdose Death (OD) Investigations

This class will begin with a discussion of the rise of the opioid epidemic in this county, an overview of opioids and synthetic opioids, and officer safety when handling powerful opiates such as fentanyl and carfentanil. Next, the class will review various case studies to learn strategies of how to successfully investigate a drug induced overdoes homicide and build a case for the jury. Finally, the class will review various state and federal charges related to overdose homicides, as well as the legal hurdles and defenses. This class is important to all level of investigators ranging from jail, to patrol, to detectives, and supervisors.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructors Sgt. David Salyer, 20-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Sgt. Nick Hartleben, 18-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Suicide by Cop

The purpose of this course is to provide relevant training with the objective of assessing and investigating incidents of SbC with the goal of reducint these incidents. Focusing on suicidal ideation and early indicators of SbC, students will: 1) Understand the need to ensure personnel have the ability to properly identify potential acts of SbC and communicate to first responders. 2) Should an incident of SbC occur, participants will better understand the need to conduct a parallel investigation into the incident of suicide (SbC) perpetrated by the subject with the goal of reducing civil liability, assisting with the administrative adjudication, and assisting the involved officer(s) in their recovery from their part in this tragic incident.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor Rick Wall, former Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police for, California State University Los Angeles. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Cell Phone Location Search

This four-hour class is designed to introduce the basics of cell phone technologies. Students will gain an understanding of exigent circumstances, federal and state laws on cell phone records, analyzing cell phone records, plotting cell phone historical records, pings and how the interpret them, cell phone subscriber records, review of date preservation requests, as well as federal and local resources.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructors Steven Goldsworthy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Technology Director and Sam Chan, Reserve Sergeant Command and Support Squad Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Street Racing and Sideshow Enforcement

Street Racing and Sideshows have become an epidemic in California. This 8-hour POST-certified course is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with an intermediate understanding of intelligence and enforcement of street racing-related activities.  Training segments include social media intelligence gathering, complete overview of violation enforcement, common operation missteps, search warrant issuance & vehicle seizures, interview, interrogation, and report writing, working with City Attorneys/Deputy DA’s, and hands-on practical exercises using actual modified vehicles seized by the State.

Our instructors are court-recognized experts in street racing enforcement and include members of the California Highway Patrol’s Street Racing Task Force and the California Air Resources Board.

This 8-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm – Instructor Joseph Zagorski, CHP

 

Human Trafficking

Students will learn the diverse aspects of human trafficking investigations and the emerging role human trafficking plays in the funding of terrorism. Additionally, students will learn how domestic sex trafficking is defined and understand terrorist involvement in funding terrorism, recruitment techniques, street prostitution, online prostitution, massage parlor prostitution, and investigation/case management.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor Marc Evans. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Investigating Social Networks and Online Sources

This course is designed to help those involved in investigations of any type understand what social media is, investigative precautions and legal aspects, available information online, effective documentation of the investigation and how social media is useful in criminal or background investigations.

 This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor Destin Watkins, Clovis PD

 

Reserve Coordinator Update

This update class is intended to provide experienced reserve coordinators with a look at some of the changes brought about due to SB2 as well as address common issues seen over the last year that have led to questions and litigation within reserve programs.  In addition to a quick refresher on common topics of interest we will address the issue of training mandates, how a training matrix can assist you and options to get your training POST approved to meet CPT mandates.  Due to the format of the update class, prior completion of the 24-hour class or an update class is preferred, but not required. This class is open to all attendees.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructor: POST Senior Consultant Jeff Dunn is a Senior Consultant and the Reserve Peace Officer Training Delivery and Compliance liaison at P.O.S.T. He is a retired Chief for the Kingsburg Police Department. Please click here for a complete bio.  

 

Reserve Coordinator Introduction

This eight-hour class is designed to provide an overview of the reserve program to coordinators who are newly assigned or have limited experience in their positions. The subjects covered will include POST Regulations, reserve levels, reserve officer selection, entry level and in-service training requirements and reserve program management. As an introductory class, it is preliminary in nature and is not intended to take the place of the POST-certified 24-hour Reserve Coordinator Class. This class is open to all attendees.

This 8-hour class is offered Friday 8:00am-5:30pm – Instructor: Jeff Dunn, POST Senior Consultant is a Senior Consultant and the Reserve Peace Officer Training Delivery and Compliance liaison at P.O.S.T. He is a retired Chief for the Kingsburg Police Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

EVOC – Slow Speed Driving

This 4-hour class will provide the trainee with the minimum topics of Driver Training/Awareness required in the POST Perishable Skills Training Program including: Basic Driving Principles, Legal and Moral Aspects, Defensive Driving and Maneuvering Course Exercises to enhance students’ efficiency and safety in operating police vehicles.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday & Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm at the LAPD Davis Center (Class size limited to 20 students per session). Transportation from the hotel to the training facility will be provided by LAPD and the bus will depart from the hotel at 2:00pm 

Instructor – Carrie Dooros, Serial No. 30643, is a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Dooros joined the Department in 1993 and spent the first 10 years of her career working operations mostly as a patrol officer. During the first 10-years of her career, she had the opportunity to work Southwest Division, Central Traffic Division, Harbor Division and Devonshire Division. In 2003, Officer Dooros joined Training Division and became an instructor for the Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) Unit. She has been with the unit since 2003 and is currently the most senior instructor with over 20 years of experience in the unit. She is certified to teach all the POST required courses for the recruits, in-service Department personnel and outside agency personnel.

 

Firearms/Range Training

The 4-hour course will provide the trainee with the minimum topics of tactical firearms and lethal force required in the POST Perishable Skills Training Program (PSP). The trainee will develop the necessary firearms tactical knowledge and skills to survive and win a realistic lethal force encounter. The course consists of a hands-on/practical skills firearms training for in-service officers.

The proper attire for this class is pants and closed toed shoes. Shorts and/or open toe shoes or sandals are not permitted! Due to the off-site location, all participants must travel by the official bus, and must be sworn peace officers with department identification. Each participant must bring the following: Hearing and eye protection, duty handgun with three magazines, duty belt with holster, double magazine pouch, and ballistic vest. Participants will also need to bring 200 rounds of ammunition. Participants are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen and water or a sports drink. Attendees traveling by air with firearms and ammunition are encouraged to consult the following TSAwebpage.

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday & Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm at the LAPD Davis Center (Class size limited to 20 students per session). Transportation from the hotel to the training facility will be provided by LAPD and the bus will depart from the hotel at 2:00pm

Instructors Officer III Carl Casey has been employed by the Los Angeles Police Department for 19-years. He has worked a variety of assignments during his career.  Officer Casey has worked Patrol, Violent Crime Task Force, Traffic, Gang Enforcement Detail, In-Service and Recruit Tactics, and is currently a Department Senior Firearms Instructor, assigned to recruit training. 

 

Crimes in Progress/Building Searches

This 4-hour course is designed to teach student officers Officer Safety/Field Tactics in building searches, recognizing and using concepts of contact, cover, and tactics. This course provides updating legislative content of penal code section 835a. 

This 4-hour class is offered Thursday & Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm at the LAPD Davis Center (Class size limited to 20 students per session). Transportation from the hotel to the training facility will be provided by LAPD and the bus will depart from the hotel at 2:00pm

Instructors – Police Officer III Pierd Perez has been employed with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. He has worked a variety of assignments during his employment. Officer Perez has worked, Patrol, Parole Compliance, Safer Cities, VICE, Narcotics, Gang Enforcement Detail, and now his current role as a Department Tactics Instructor. Officer Perez is a Senior Instructor and has been teaching in-service and recruit training for the past 2-years.

 

Active-Threat & Tactical Medical Response Training for Law Enforcement – FULL

This course will provide guidelines for response, coordination, and communication based on the best principles across federal, state, and local agencies.  The tactical medical training will place an emphasis on the Tac Med mindset, preparedness, quick decision-making, and correct treatment for patient stabilization within seconds.  The law enforcement mission is to 1) Stop the Threat and 2) Treat the Injured.  The course will include classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and active-shooter exercises with the use of props to create the most realistic environment possible.

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:30pmat the Burbank Airport (Class size limited to 16 students per session). Students can utilize the hotel shuttle from the hotel to the airport – Instructor Erik Franco, DHS Instructor, POST Instructor. Please click here for a complete bio.In addition to the ARPOC registration fee, there is an additional fee of $40.

 

Hells Angels & Biker Gang Investigations

In recent years, motorcycle gangs have not been highly publicized or given media attention. These gangs have gone below the radar, shielded from criminal exposure. The Hells Angels are still very active in criminal activities and have changed their culture to avoid unwanted scrutiny and attention.

This course will provide evidence-based information on their origin. The current false narratives about the HAs will be discussed and how it is being perpetuated by the club and mainstream media networks.

Students will be educated on the various levels of association to achieve membership and how each level is recognized. There will be instruction on identifying and understanding the role of support clothing, member identifiers, and the importance of recognition of those items being documented.

This class will provide you with proven techniques for officer safety with traffic stops, criminal case building, intelligence gathering, and real-world experiences. The instructor will share his personal story on his emotional involvement with these gangs and the unexpected shocking outcome.

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor Tom Lenderman is a Police Officer with the Antioch Police Department and former paratrooper with the United States Army. Please click here for a complete bio. Law enforcement ID required or with permission.

 

Violence Against Officers – Ambushes, Attacks & Shootings of our Officers

Law enforcement officers nationwide have been subjected to increasing anger, hate, and extreme violence. These resistive and retaliatory behaviors have resulted in assassinations, assaults with deadly weapons, and attacks with incendiary devices. This class will provide an overview of contemporary case studies where officers were seriously injured and murdered. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary policing knowledge, critical decision-making, safety skills, tactical considerations, and options for on and off-duty police action.

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructor Ken Impellizeri, Sergeant, San Diego PD

 

LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted)

This class provides information on the history and policy relating to the LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted). Also provided are in-depth analyses of two studies which were concluded in 1992 and 1997, and resulted in the publications “Killed in the Line of Duty” and “In the Line of Fire.” The objectives of these studies were to identify elements in certain situations which led to the ultimate felonious deaths and serious injuries of police officers. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. The findings and resulting safety training issues will also be presented. The emphasis of the presentation will be focused on the final companion study which was concluded in 2006, and resulted in a publication entitled “Violent Encounters.” This study examines 40 incidents where police officers survived life threatening attacks. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. The findings and resulting training issues will be presented. The objective of this class is to assist law enforcement managers, trainers and personnel in the identification of training issues for the purpose of preventing the deaths and/or serious injuries of law enforcement personnel.

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructor: Amir Ehsaei, FBI

 

Fentanyl: Beginning, Source, Supply, Street Sales, and Medical/Safety Concerns

 Since the mid-2000s, transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) have been responsible for multiple waves of overdose deaths in the U.S. related to fentanyl as they have repeatedly experimented with using the highly-potent opioid as a substitute for drugs traditionally trafficked through or from Mexico.  After a short-lived spike in deaths related to fentanyl in the mid-2000s, such cases have become their own epidemic since the middle of the 2010s.  According to recent estimates based on CDC records, there were approximately 71,238 accidental deaths in the U.S. in 2021 involving fully synthetic opioids; fentanyl was the opioid involved in the vast majority of such cases.  This suggested fentanyl was involved in more than two out of every three accidental deaths from overdose.  The number of such deaths rose more than 23 percent since 2020.  Mexico-based TCOs have established clandestine laboratories in Mexico for the synthesis of fentanyl, and Mexican authorities have encountered a rise in illegal fentanyl pill press and tableting operations.  These organizations are responsible for the production and trafficking across the Southwest Border of the overwhelming majority of the fentanyl available in the U.S.

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructor Blaine Bridenball, Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist, Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division

 

Mental Health Intervention

This course is designed to enhance reserve police officers’ knowledge and skills in recognizing and interacting with persons who are experiencing a mental health or cognitive crisis. Officers will understand their legal obligations when conducting crisis response investigations involving people who have a mental illness and will practice strategic communication skills. Officers will become familiar with state resources available for call management, state resources for community members experiencing a mental health crisis, and state resources for families who need support.

Instructional Goal: At the completion of this course, students will gain knowledge and understanding in recognizing the differences between mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities, a peace officer’s legal responsibility when handling a mental health crisis call for service, strategic communication skills, and available statewide resources. 

This 4-hour class is offered Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm – Instructor Detective Elizabeth Reyes, Los Angeles Police Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

Domestic Violent Extremist

The Department of Justice defines domestic terrorism as, “Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.” This course will review the distinct characteristics of domestic extremists’ groups, review ideologies related to predominant movements, and common tactics and recruitment methods. The class is appropriate for 9-1-1 first responders, field first responders, and public safety personnel.

 This 4-hour class is offered Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor – Kim Turner, Communications Administrator of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Please click here for a complete bio.

 

SB-2 Peace Officer Certification – What You Need to Know

This course provides attendees with the necessary and relevant information to understand the new aspects of a proof of eligibility, changes in the hiring/selection process, and comply with the reporting and investigation requirements under the new peace officer decertification legislation in California.

This 4-hour class is offered Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm – Instructor Andrew Mendonsa, POST Senior Consultant.