Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Training Courses

In 1997, POST received Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant funds to design domestic violence and sexual assault training courses for law enforcement officers and public safety dispatchers. Over the past six years several courses have been made available through San Diego Regional Training Center and are offered at no cost to agencies on an on-going basis.

VAWA funds were also used to create 3 CD-ROM courses and 10 telecourses that provide the most current information on these topics and can be completed as in-house training.

In a time when training reimbursement funds are no longer available to the law enforcement community, VAWA courses on topics of domestic violence and sexual assault are available to California Law Enforcement Agencies at no cost. Agencies can host any or all of these courses at their department or in their jurisdiction, which eliminates trainee travel costs. The instruction team is of the highest caliber and the curriculum is the most current for dynamics and legal issues on these topics.

Available Courses

  Domestic Violence for First Responders 8 hours
  Domestic Violence for Public Safety Dispatchers 8 hours
  Domestic Violence for Criminal Investigators (ICI) 40 hours
  Domestic Violence Response Team 8 hours
  Crisis Negotiations for Domestic Violence Incidents 24 hours
  Officer Involved Domestic Violence Investigations 16 hours
  Domestic Violence for Field Training Officers 24 hours
  Developing the Expert Witness for Domestic Violence Cases 16 hours
  Sexual Assault for First Responders 8 hours
  Sexual Assault for Public Safety Dispatchers 8 hours
  Sexual Assault for First Responders in a Campus Community 16 hours
  Sexual Assault Response Team 8 hours
  • Contact the San Diego Regional Training Center at (858) 550-0040 to obtain information on hosting any of these courses or register online. For any additional questions on these courses, contact the Training Program Services Bureau at (916) 227-4885.

 

Also available to agencies for CPT credit are the following in-house training courses:

Telecourses

  Domestic Violence Court Orders 2/98
  Domestic Violence: A Matter of Culture 4/98
  Domestic Violence: Community Oriented Policing (COPS) 6/98
  Sexual Assault: A Team Response, Part I 5/99
  Sexual Assault: A Team Response, Part II 6/99
  Effective Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence 10/99
  Public Safety Dispatcher 5/00
  Domestic Violence Court Orders Update 8/00
  Domestic Violence: Crisis Point 1/01
  Late Life Domestic Violence 1/01
  Domestic Violence Update 7/05