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California POST Certified Courses:

Dispatch Ethics and Leadership

This course provides the public safety dispatcher with an understanding of their leadership style, leadership role, leadership concepts, and practices within a public safety communications environment.

Dispatch/Terrorism Awareness

This course will provide Public Safety Dispatchers with a basic awareness and understanding of how to professionally recognize and manage a terrorist incident.

Dispatcher, Tactical Dispatch Basic Concepts

This 8-hour course is designed for all levels of Public Safety Dispatch personnel. New dispatchers, tenured employees, trainers, and supervisors will all benefit from this course. The course goal is to provide common concepts surrounding the handling of a tactical incident by Law Enforcement dispatchers.

Dispatcher/Crisis Negotiations

This course is designed for public safety dispatchers to have an understanding of hostage negotiation principles, various roles, responsibilities and challenges a dispatcher may face in such a situation, techniques used by negotiators, field unit response, techniques for dealing with the aftermath.

Dispatcher/Customer Service

This customer service course deals with realistic dispatch situations and how to apply learned customer service principles in that context. It teaches students the components of customer service and how to professionally handle difficult customers, as well as how to effectively communicate during routine interactions.

Dispatcher/Role in Mass Casualty Incidents

A course designed for experienced public safety dispatchers and their role in mass casualty and fatality incidents. We see it in the news nearly every day and it affects our communications centers. Are you prepared?

Dispatch, Fundamentals of Supervision

The objectives of this course are to enhance the fundamental skills required of civilian supervisors. The course will cover scheduling, staffing, the discipline process, evaluations, new employee training, and mentoring.

Dispatcher, Bullying

This course is designed to increase awareness of bullying in the dispatch workplace. Students will use critical thinking skills and learning activities to assess bullying behaviors. The goal of this course is to provide the tools for Dispatchers, Trainers, Supervisors and Managers to be able to manage bullying situations in the workplace.

Dispatcher, Active Shooter Situations

This course is designed to increase the public safety dispatcher’s ability to effectively respond to the unique challenges presented by an active shooter incident by focusing on call-taking techniques, dispatching, and understanding the active shooter mentality.

Tactical Dispatcher

This course will focus on types of events, event management, types of tactical incident teams, and tools and resources. Students will participate in practical exercises that provide them with the skills necessary to recognize and work within a tactical event. This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to work a tactical incident from within the communications center.

Courses offered Nationwide (no CA-POST certification):

Communications Training Officer

This 24-hour course is designed to prepare Law Enforcement and Fire Service dispatchers for assignment as a training officer. A heavy emphasis is placed on observation report writing and presentation of those reports to trainees. Students will walk away with the necessary skills to provide consistent, efficient, liability focused training.

Advanced Communications Training Officer

This 16 -hour course is designed to provide current Dispatch Training Officers with advanced concepts and techniques necessary to provide comprehensive, efficient, and professional training to new dispatchers.

ABCs of Call Taking

This 8-hour course is designed to apply to new and veteran dispatchers. Students will draw upon their experience to develop best practices for handling all types of calls that are commonly and rarely received by dispatch centers.

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