Below is a catalogue of Law Enforcement courses offered by DPrep. Please note that not all courses have an upcoming training scheduled.
A Team Approach to Assessing, Managing, and Mitigating Threat
Law enforcement professionals, in collaboration with community partners such as school counselors and administrators, are tasked with the job of keeping our schools, colleges, and workplaces free of violence and acts of targeted aggression, commonly known as mass shootings. This course offers a practical approach in the recognition and prevention of violence in schools, colleges, workplaces, and communities. This course is designed to provide the terminology, assessment, and intervention skills needed to identify a threat and develop a community-based collaborative mitigation plan. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Addressing Criminal and Student Conduct Complaints
School resource officers (SROs), campus safety officers, and law enforcement often find themselves in the position of responding to both complaints and concerns that have criminal implications and those limited to school or college conduct and discipline policy violations (non-criminal). SROs and campus police should have a clear understanding and accompanying procedure of how to respond to both criminal and non-criminal matters as they impact the school climate. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Advanced Intake and Interviewing Skills
Gathering information from another party is an important skill set that crosses over a number of fields including threat assessment, Title IX, case management, conduct/discipline, and law enforcement/campus safety. This course is meant as an advanced track, moving the conversation beyond the interviewing and intake skills outlined in our BIT/CARE trainings. Our team teaches from decades of experience with an intersectional focus on counseling, law enforcement, campus safety, student conduct and legal techniques. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/threat.
Advanced Violence Risk and Threat Assessment
This course is designed for those who have completed previous threat assessment courses and have a working knowledge of the modes of violence, types of threats and have a rubric or system they are able to use when assessing risk and threat. Our team will share advanced concepts related to social media threat assessments, involuntarily celibates (incel), the growing risk of white supremacist violence, report writing, and threat mitigation planning. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/threat.
All Hazard Emergency Response
Large-scale emergency incidents and disasters can occur anywhere. When they do, being prepared ahead of time is one of the most important factors in a successful response. This workshop will provide the tools to enable administrators, students, faculty, and staff to manage a wide variety of emergency situations. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Beyond the Golden State Killer
Across the United States and beyond, the number of unsolved sexual assault and murder cases is astronomical. Statistics report that over 200,000 murders have gone unsolved in the United States. This course provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement to learn the most recent advances in forensics as well as methods to develop new leads and forensic opportunities to solve unsolved violent crimes. This course utilizes subject matter experts in DNA, forensic investigative genetic genealogy, pathology, cold case investigations and prosecutions to assist detectives in developing new leads on unsolved murders and sexual assault cases.
October 30 - November 3, 2023 | San Diego, CA - POSTPONED
Combat Medical Care for the Critically Injured
This class will give the officer the necessary training to provide on-scene emergency medical care for themselves if they are critically wounded, or to help any other officer or civilian they may contact who has an immediate life-threatening injury. In most operations, fire, EMS and custody medical staff will NOT enter an area that is unsafe. They are not trained or equipped to provide medical care during an ongoing dangerous situation. For the seriously injured officer, this can mean a life-threatening time delay before extrication to a safe area for medical treatment. The purpose of this course is to give an officer the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to render emergency care to themselves or another until medical services arrive.
Combat Medical Care for the Critically Injured Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer
Combat Medical Care for the Critically Injured Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer – THE FIRST 5 MIN. – is a 4-hour course designed to teach law enforcement and correctional officers how to save their own lives and the lives of fellow officers from a traumatic injury. STC Certified.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) – Advanced
This advanced CPTED course is designed to instruct students on the more complex issues of environmental design as they relate to such topics as terrorism, lighting technology, human behavior, traffic calming, schools, ordinance writing, and the creation of security guidelines.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) – Basic
This 5-day/40-hour course is specifically designed for crime prevention officers, community oriented policing officers or any other personnel charged with crime prevention duties. This course is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge regarding the theory, history and basic concepts of crime prevention through environmental design. Crime prevention design strategies will be discussed for parks, schools, high-rise buildings, and various kinds of residential developments.
Crisis Negotiations Team Leadership
Crisis Negotiations Team Leadership is a 2-day course specifically designed to build and enhance the special skill sets of crisis negotiations team leaders. This course is designed to help the team leader to optimize the performance of their negotiation team. POST Plan IV.
Crisis Negotiations for Incident Commanders
Crisis Negotiations for Incident Commanders is a 2-day course designed for the individual who will be assuming duties as the overall incident commander during a barricaded or hostagetaking event. The class will be a comprehensive overview of the crisis negotiations team and their capabilities in one of these events, using case studies, firsthand accounts, and discussions on potential liability issues. POST Plan IV.
Crisis Negotiations – Advanced
Advanced Crisis Negotiations is a 2-and-1/2 day, 20 hour course designed to provide continuing education, skills improvement, and increasing proficiency for the experienced crisis negotiator by reviewing recent incidents and new approaches. Students are encouraged to bring case studies to share with the class. POST Plan IV.
Crisis Negotiations – Basic
Basic Crisis Negotiations is a 5-day course that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level law enforcement crisis negotiators. This course is 40 hours long and is written and taught by hostage negotiation professionals who have been responsible for hundreds of actual negotiations. POST Plan IV.
Critical Incident Management for Executives
Large-scale emergency incidents and disasters can occur anywhere. When they do, all eyes will fall on the law enforcement executives and their emergency management team. As an executive, you will be critically evaluated on your preparedness and your department’s ability to manage the crisis event. This 1-day, 8-hour course is designed to both refresh and train executives on the critical aspects of emergency management and to give them the tools that will enable them to manage a wide variety of emergency situations.
Critical Incident Management for Executives in Corrections
This is a one-day, 8-hour course specifically designed for executives in corrections to refresh and train them on the critical aspects of emergency management and to give them the tools that will enable them to manage a wide variety of emergency situations from the executive level.
Critical Incident Management in Corrections for Supervisors and Managers
This 3-day, 24-hour, POST and STC certified course is designed to prepare senior corrections officers, supervisors, and managers in a corrections institution to be effective leaders at a critical incident. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of current tactics, with an emphasis on the use of a four-step critical incident response plan that will be developed in class. The student will be exposed to case studies and will participate in tabletop exercises that will allow them to apply the critical incident response plan to a wide variety of critical incidents in corrections institutions.
Critical Incident Management in Corrections for the Correctional Officer
This one-day, 8-hour, POST and STC certified course is designed to prepare everyone from the entry level corrections officer to the senior corrections officer to be an effective leader at a critical incident. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of current tactics, with an emphasis on the use of a four-step critical incident response plan that will be developed in class. The student will participate in tabletop exercises that will allow them to apply the critical incident response plan to a wide variety of critical incidents in correctional institutions.
Critical Incident Response for Field Officers - The First Fifteen
Critical Incident Response for Field Officers – “The First 15” – is an 8-hour course designed to provide first responding law enforcement officers with a fundamental plan that can be applied to a wide variety of critical events. This course is designed to give all responding personnel, regardless of their rank or agency, the ability to work together during large-scale emergency events. Students will be introduced to a 4-step critical incident response plan that has been successfully implemented in hundreds of criminal, man-made and natural disasters throughout the United States. The course examines the most common failures in critical incident response and provides a proven methodology to quickly stabilize and organize these events.
Critical Incident Response for Field Probation Officers
A one-day course is designed to prepare the field probation officer to be an effective leader at a critical incident. The course will provide a comprehensive review of current field tactics, with an emphasis on the use of a four-step critical incident response plan that will be developed in class.
Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers
Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers is a course to prepare senior officers, field supervisors, and managers to be effective leaders at a critical incident. The students will be exposed to case studies and will participate in tabletop exercises that will allow them to apply the critical incident response plan to show them how to take command and handle a wide variety of law enforcement critical incidents and in-progress crimes. POST Plan IV 4-Days in CA and 3-Days in all other states. DHS Approved.
Critical Incident Response on the College Campus
A 3-day course designed to assist college campus law enforcement supervisors, managers, and executives in their response to a critical incident. The course is designed to be brought to your campus and taught on your schedule. The college campus environment is unique and presents a list of problems not encountered by other public safety employees. This course is specifically designed for this special environment.
DUI Checkpoints - Planning and Management
DUI Checkpoints is an 8-hour course designed to help officers and/or supervisors plan, supervise, and execute a successful checkpoint operation. This is a POST Plan N/A – cost: $159
Data Narration for Law Enforcement & Corrections
This course is designed to help law enforcement professionals understand the best practices for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting internal data on employees (e.g., complaints, use of force, and other early intervention incidents). The class will also focus on how to use this data to prepare your year-end reports that provide a complete/accurate picture of your agency.
This class is intended for law enforcement/corrections managers, professional standards/internal affairs personnel, and/or analysts who work with sensitive internal data.
Developing Effective Interventions
This course is ideal for BIT/CARE team members, law enforcement, resident directors, academic and career counselors, case managers, and orientation leaders to review the key factors in developing effective interventions. The skills needed to carry out this work include conducting an intake meeting, creating timely documentation, and developing a risk mitigation plan that considers the individual’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, mental illness, physical disability, and religious and political beliefs. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/care.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Law Enforcement
Bias impacts the way we see the world and make choices about how we interact with others. The goal of this workshop is to better understand and mitigate bias in our processes. This training provides an opportunity to explore how each of us sees the world and widens the aperture of awareness when working with others through assessment, crisis de-escalation and interventions. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Domestic Violence for Crisis Negotiations
This intense three-day training session is designed to highlight the challenges faced by crisis negotiators during domestic violence incidents. This course will help the experienced negotiator develop strategies to be used during negotiations at a domestic violence or relationship oriented crisis negotiation incident.
For more information visit Government Training Agency.
Effective Crisis Communication Strategy
The purpose of strategic crisis communication is to lay the groundwork necessary for organizations to respond effectively in a crisis or significant event. While communications delivered in daily situations are important, it is critical to understand the difference between daily communication practices and a crisis communication strategy. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Ethical Use of Technology for Law Enforcement - Train the Trainer
This three-day POST and STC certified course is designed to train the participants so that they can go back to their agency and educate their officers on the dangers of unethical use of technology in a law enforcement agency.
Ethical Use of Technology for Law Enforcement Officers
This one-Day, 8-Hour, POST and STC certified course is designed to educate officers regarding the hazards and pitfalls of unethical use of technology in a law enforcement agency.
Gender Expression: Understanding Pronouns in the Classroom and Workplace
This workshop is about learning the terminology that relates to gender identity and about other perspectives and world views related to gender. Whether you are new to these ideas or simply want to learn more, we have a place for you in our classes. This training is not about shame, blame, forced change, demanded acceptance, or agreement. Our workshops have been designed to foster engagement for the purpose of connection, belonging, and safety for all groups of people. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Having the Hard Conversations
This workshop will review a wide range of challenging topics that are being addressed in our society including political divides, mask and vaccine mandates, social justice movements, defund the police, abortion, antisemitism, and LGBTQI+ rights. We will offer a structured approach to engage in these topics with an eye towards civility, respect and principled debate. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Suicidal Community Members
This workshop will review the importance of looking for signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior and understanding how best to help them access services. Particular attention will be given to treatment resistant individuals (e.g., those who do not wish to attend counseling) and groups that historically have underutilized services (e.g., LGBTQ+, African Americans). For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Impact vs Intent: Understanding Microaggressions and Bias
This workshop will provide an opportunity to better understand and define microaggressions, the unconscious manifestations of privilege that contain the potential to negatively impact marginalized groups, using examples related to gender, culture, race/ethnicity, mental health, generational differences, physical disability, and sexual orientation. We will provide a process for addressing microaggressions, along with a discussion of good/bad apologies, how to avoid the perfection problem, intent vs. impact, bias, and cultural humility. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inmate Radicalization Awareness
This one-day 8-hour course is designed to give participants an awareness of the complex problems regarding fundamentalist recruiting and radicalization of inmates within the jail and prison systems. DHS, California POST and STC approved.
This course is offered exclusively by your local DHS regional office. Please check with your local Regional Threat Assessment Center for dates and locations.
Internal Affairs Update
Internal Affairs Update is a one-day, 8-hour course designed to update the experienced internal affairs investigator regarding new amendments to law and procedures along with discussing current case studies and tactics for internal affairs investigations of a more complex and challenging nature not encountered in any basic course.
Internal Affairs for Civilian Supervisors and Managers
This is a two and one-half day course for civilian supervisors and managers that can find themselves investigating or dealing with internal affairs issues or complaints of misconduct by employees.
Internal Affairs – Basic
Basic Internal Affairs is a 3-day, 24 hour course designed to give the investigator who has been newly assigned to internal affairs duties a comprehensive overview of the organization and design of internal affairs investigations. This course should also be attended by anyone newly assigned to supervising internal affairs investigations or assigned to handle complaints of misconduct by agency members. This course is certified by both POST and STC.
Investigative Genetic Genealogy
The use of investigative genetic genealogy (IGG) has revolutionized law enforcement’s ability to solve cases. IGG utilizes the same type of DNA testing as the direct to consumer DNA companies to identify relatives of unknown suspects that have left DNA at a crime scene and have no match in the CODIS database. IGG can also be used to identify human remains. This course covers the basics of conducting genealogical research utilizing both present day and historical research tools to build family trees. Participants will learn how to narrow down a suspect’s location in the family tree and the legal aspects of utilizing IGG. A discussion of the pitfalls and challenges investigators face when using IGG will be covered along with a best practices model to follow when conducting an IGG investigation.
Law Enforcement Awareness at Urban Interface Fires
This POST certified one-day 8-hour course is designed to give first responding law enforcement personnel the ability to work together with other disciplines during an urban interface fire (UIF). Participants will learn the priorities of the first operational period, how to prepare for the inevitable UIF, how to stay safe in a fire environment, and how to manage the flow of information and resources associated with an UIF event.
Looking Beyond the Call: Advanced Threat Assessment for Patrol Officers
Looking Beyond the Call: Advanced Threat Assessment for Patrol Officers is an 8-hour course specifically designed to equip law enforcement patrol staff and other field investigators such as detectives to look beyond the call and take the necessary steps to prevent acts of mass killings. Attendees will be trained to use a structured checklist at calls for service that will provide them a tool to assess more than just whether there is a crime or mental health crisis, but additional risk factors such as access to weapons, social media, fixation and focus, grievance collection, cognitive opening, verbal and written threats, conduct at work/school and with friends and family, and alcohol and drug abuse. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Managing Mental Illness
This workshop will offer practical guidance on the topics of managing mental illness concerns related to suicide and trauma. We will address common challenges when working with students and community members who experience severe, pervasive, and persistent mental illness and understanding the range of referral and treatment from outpatient therapy to inpatient treatment. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindset Active Assailant Program
DPrep Safety’s Mindset Active Assailant Program blends the leading research in psychology, law enforcement, military theory, and experience to emphasize early preparation before an attack, attending to your surroundings to improve reaction time, and wisely choosing the best course of action that leads to a better chance of survival. Mindset teaches threat preparedness, awareness, and the development of critical decision skills to improve the chances of survival. There are many approaches to violent assailants and active shooters. Some prioritize fighting and defending against active assailants, others focus on early readiness and live drills to form habits and ensure students and employees know what to do before the incident. The Mindset approach teaches proactive situational awareness connected to practical application. We build the habits and muscle memory to respond quickly in response to the level of threat and danger. Mindset educates and empowers communities and educational institutions by providing best-in-class research and practical techniques to keep students, staff, faculty, and employees safe. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Mitigating Bias in Information Gathering, Decision Making and Interventions
Bias impacts the way we see the world and make choices about how we interact with others. The goal of this workshop is to better understand and mitigate bias in our processes. This training provides an opportunity to explore how each of us sees the world and widens the aperture of awareness when working with others through assessment, crisis de-escalation and interventions. This workshop teaches the importance of improving the accuracy and validity of our processes as they apply to the three critical areas of gathering information, making decisions, and developing interventions. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/safety.
Negotiations with the Terrorist Mindset
Negotiations with the Terrorist Mindset is a 3-day, 24-hour course designed to prepare the hostage/crisis negotiator to better respond to the terrorist event where hostages are taken or suspects are barricaded and negotiations are to be considered as a possible. This training identifies event typology and possibilities as acts of both international terrorism and domestic events. Students are taught to supplement existing negotiations skills and approaches with techniques for effective communications with parties involved in these event types. A series of case studies and class exercises allow students to apply knowledge and skill sets gained from the course.
Officer Involved Domestic Violence
This 2-day training session is designed to highlight the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies during the unique situation known as “Officer Involved Domestic Violence.” This course will be of critical interest to: Command Personnel, Criminal DV Investigators, Administrative Investigators, Field Supervisors and Crisis Negotiators.
For more information visit Government Training Agency.
Officer Involved Shootings for the Field Supervisor
Officer Involved Shootings for the Field Supervisor is a 2-day course designed to help the field supervisor get organized in a rapid and professional manner at the scene of an OIS incident. Field supervisors must know the critical tasks and responsibilities that are necessary immediately after an Officer Involved Shooting. This course will present the field supervisor with background information regarding an OIS incident and a plan that can be immediately implemented in order to cover all of the administrative and criminal issues regarding an officer involved shooting incident.
The psychological and legal aspects of an officer involved shooting will be discussed along with the impacts and effects of this incident on the media and the community. This course will also review model policies and procedures that concerned an OIS incident. POST Plan IV and STC certified.
Peer Support – Advanced & Update
This one-day course is designed as a skills building module for the experienced first responder peer support team member. The course will provide a comprehensive review of peer support practices along with in-depth discussions on some of the newer theories and programs in this critical area. **Consider Hosting This Class** Contact us at email@example.com or (916) 205-3691.
Peer Support – Basic
A 3-day comprehensive course designed as a skills building module for the new peer support team member or anyone interested in the basic concepts of peer support in a first responder agency. POST and STC Certified. **Consider Hosting This Class** Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916)205-3691.
Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) – Operation and Calibration
PAS – Operations and Calibration is an 8-hour course designed to certify the individual officer to operate and calibrate a specific type of Preliminary Alcohol Screening-PAS device (Intoximeters, Drager or Lifelock). This is a POST Plan N/A course – cost: $159
Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony
This is a 1-day, 8-hour STC certified course designed for the adult corrections officer and supervisor or the juvenile corrections officer and supervisor. It covers the fundamentals of report writing from correct grammar, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and the proper chronological construction of a report. Proofreading techniques will be discussed. It will also include the three phase method of the interview process. The student will learn what the legal aspects are and how to write reports from a liability aspect, including courtroom testimony. Students will also participate in practice exercises related to report writing.
SB 587 - Blue Warning Lights on Probation Vehicles
This four-hour course is designed to meet the mandates under Senate Bill 587 and California Vehicle Code section 25258 for the blue warning lights on probation vehicles. The course will define the restrictions of the law as well as the many benefits it now affords responding officers. Topics include, the history of the law, safety issues enroute, while on scene and during demobilization. STC Certification Number 03687582.
Suicide and Underserved Populations
In this workshop, we will address the specific challenges faced by underserved populations related to mental health treatment and suicide prevention. Our speakers will address challenges faced by underserved populations such as Latino, Black, Asian, and non-traditional students, with special attention to the LGBTQI+ community. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Threat Assessment Certification
D-Prep Safety works with schools, workplaces, colleges, and universities who desire to put their team through a tailored experience of working through a number of cases to receive a certification in threat assessment for their team. Cases are developed within general topic (e.g., mental illness, low level threat, outsider threat, relationship violence) and are tailored for the specific team working the case. For more information or to schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.dprepsafety.com/threat.
Understanding Bias, Microaggressions, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We will review concepts related to bias, microaggressions, and the trauma-informed perspective. We will demonstrate how to mitigate bias and help bring our unconscious preconceptions into the open, stressing the importance of moving forward while avoiding the pitfalls of perfectionism and political correctness. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.
Wellness & Resiliency
A one-day course designed as a skills building module for first responder wellness & resiliency. The course will provide a comprehensive review of wellness & resiliency best practices along with training on new concepts in this critical area. Presented through interactive discussion, practical exercises, and specific case studies examining the real challenges first responders face. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916)205-3691.
Workplace Violence Prevention Plans
Required by California’s SB553 and recommended for all workplaces, these plans identify and mitigate potential risk factors for violence and include procedures for responding to violence and potential violence. DPrep Safety offers templates and can work with you to tailor them to your site’s needs. We also offer comprehensive site walkthroughs and can train your staff on how to prepare for and respond to potential violence. For more information or to schedule a training, contact email@example.com.