POST Training Videos
California POST delivers high-quality, in-service and specialized training videos to law enforcement agencies in the California POST program. POST training videos are designed to assist law enforcement training managers and instructors in meeting specific training needs or legislative mandates for their agency. Videos are divided into short, roll-call length sections and most are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit.
Newly released DVDs are automatically mass-mailed to training managers/supervisors at POST agencies. POST agencies may use the links below to locate and order previously released DVDs and view companion Program Guides.
Video Ordering and Subscribing
The complete collection of available POST videos are listed in the Video Catalog. Only training managers or supervisors employed by government law enforcement agencies are eligible to order POST videos. Videos are for law enforcement training use only.
- Order Now California law enforcement agencies in the POST program
Newly released POST video programs are distributed free of charge via automated direct mailings to law enforcement agencies and Basic Academies in the California POST program. Orders for additional copies of videos must be placed by the training manager or other training supervisor working in the training department at the law enforcement agency or government law enforcement training institution. Video orders must be placed using the online Video Catalog (for POST agencies) or the Video Program Order form (non-POST agencies). Allow 7-10 business days for delivery of video programs. POST cannot accept video orders via phone nor email. Video quantities may be limited and restrictions may apply to some video titles. Use of POST videos are subject to additional terms and conditions.
- Order Now Non-California/Non-POST law enforcement agencies
All non-California POST law enforcement agencies are charged a $99 fee for DVD copies of training video programs. Cost includes all taxes and shipping charges. Orders for additional copies of videos must be placed by the training manager or other training supervisor working in the training department at the law enforcement agency or government law enforcement training institution. To place a video order or to subscribe:
- Browse the online POST Video Catalog and locate the video titles you wish to order (user registration is not required to browse catalog).
- Complete the Video Program Order Form (pdf) and mail or fax your order with agency-issued purchase order or check payment. Allow 7-10 business days for delivery of video programs. POST cannot accept video orders via phone nor email. Video quantities may be limited and restrictions may apply to some video titles. Use of POST videos are subject to additional terms and conditions.
Training Video Program Guides
POST training videos feature a companion Program Guide. This single-page PDF document provides the presenter with a brief summary of the program and shows the DVD menu items and segment contents on the DVD. Notations about the release date, ID number, CPT credit, viewing options, and other important program information are also included.
View all Training Video Program Guides
CPT Credit for POST Training Videos
Most POST training videos are eligible for two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credits if facilitated by a POST-certified Multimedia Program Presenter. Certified presenters of POST Advanced Officer courses and Skills and Knowledge Modular training courses may use POST training videos as part of their training programs.
To determine if your agency is registered as a POST-certified Multimedia Program Presenter, view the POST-certified Multimedia Program Presenters List (pdf). Only agencies in the California POST Program are eligible for this certification. If your agency is not listed, contact the POST Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau at (916) 227-4863 or the Course Control Coordinator at (916) 227-4866.
- Agencies using POST training videos for CPT credit must abide by POST's Multimedia Program Presenter Certification Conditions (pdf).
- Always check the POST Course Catalog and/or EDI to ensure that the DVD video is still listed and certified for training use.
- Presenters should document all POST training video completions via the POST EDI system.
- POST training video DVDs are copy-protected and cannot be duplicated; additional DVDs may be ordered via the Video Catalog.
2016 Legal Update
Provides a comprehensive overview of new legislation and case law decisions that affect California law enforcement in the new year. Leading subject matter experts present numerous new general laws, traffic laws, and case decisions that may have significant impact on how peace officers perform their jobs and enforce laws. The program features a companion Reference Guide for printing or downloading. Video segments are formatted for immediate download to PCs, mobile devices, and smartphones for on-demand viewing and reference in the field. This program is available as streaming video exclusively on the POST Learning Portal.
Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109)
This special video provides the history of realignment, clarifies the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies, and highlights successful processes and programs. The video was developed with statewide subject matter experts representing city and county law enforcement, parole, probation, legal services, and in collaboration with Governor Brown’s Administration.
Since enacted, AB 109 has provided opportunities for agencies to address processes regarding incarceration, release, and rehabilitation of the criminal population. Realignment provided counties with funds and support to develop effective release strategies and resources to decrease recidivism rates, thereby making our communities safer.
Victims of Violence Video
This special video is designed to teach victims how to work more effectively with law enforcement, and educate law enforcement personnel regarding the critical role victims might play in bringing a case to successful prosecution.
Victims of Violence includes insights from Superior Court judges, investigators, district attorneys, prosecutors, victim-witness personnel, and a public defender. It also includes stories from crime victims with diverse backgrounds living in a variety of communities. Offered in English and Spanish languages, the Victims of Violence video shows a victim how to be part of the team in the fight for justice and helps prepare the victim on how to best assist law enforcement at various stages in solving the crime.
The website link(s) for this video program should be shared as early as possible with victims, ideally by the first follow-up investigating officer. It serves as a useful tool because the victim can control the time of viewing and share it with family members and friends who may have been impacted by the crime and may have information helpful to the case.
- Special Message for Law Enforcement Investigators
This video is an important educational tool for you to give to violent crime victims and their families. The video provides victims with valuable information about the complexities of the criminal justice system—information that you may not have the opportunity to give them yourself. Victims may be an excellent resource if they are properly informed, prepared and utilized. With this video, viewers will learn how they can effectively aid law enforcement in bringing perpetrators of violent crime to justice. The video describes the investigative and prosecutorial process and shows a victim how they can be a team player in the fight for justice. Victims, in turn, can share this video with family members and friends who may also have information helpful to the case. Please distribute Victims of Violence: A Guide to Help Bring Justice to victims and their families as soon as possible during the investigation. For additional free copies of this video on DVD format, visit the POST Video Catalog
- Special Message for Victims
Crime victims with painful experiences and the nation’s top law enforcement professionals have joined together to make this video for you. Being a victim doesn’t come easy. No one is trained to be a victim of violent crime. Right now may be one of the most challenging times of your life, and you may feel unprepared to assist law enforcement officers or to understand the legal system. More than anyone else, you and your family want to see your case solved and prosecuted. Victims of Violence: A Guide to Help Bring Justice will provide you with meaningful guidelines so that you, in turn, can possibly provide valuable information and insight into the investigation. This program will prepare you to best assist law enforcement with solving the case at the various stages of the process, including initial crime scene investigation, recognizing evidence and properly turning it over, preparing to be a witness, possibly aiding the prosecutor, and understanding the trial process. You and your family should view this video more than once, and at all stages of the case.
- Companion Video Program Guide
- View the video
Legal Notices and Copyright Information
POST Training Videos are a service of the State of California, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
The opinions expressed in POST video programs reflect the views and interpretations of the individual subject matter experts featured, and information contained in POST programs may not apply to your agency or training institution. Check consistency with local laws and departmental policies and procedures before using POST videos for training or informational purposes. Neither the Commission on POST nor the contributing producers of POST programs assume responsibility for their use.
POST video program materials are intended for use by authorized law enforcement agencies only. Any recording, reproduction, or rebroadcast, in whole or in part, without the expressed written consent of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, is prohibited.
Commercial use of POST video programs is prohibited.
Please see Additional Terms and Conditions for use of POST materials.