Course Description

This one-day, 8-hour course is aimed at patrol officers and supervisors responsible for the preliminary response to domestic violence calls. This interactive training will provide students with skills necessary to safely and successfully handle these calls for service.  A dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of instructors will provide case examples, facilitate discussion around common challenges and provide strategies for overcoming those issues. 

The course meets the continued professional training hours and the domestic violence mandate under PC 13519(e), and required Advanced Officer Training.

Course Topics

  • Clarification of Court Orders
  • Building the Case for Prosecution
  • Stalking
  • Children as Victims and Witnesses
  • Strangulation Injuries
  • Officer Safety Issues
  • Officer Responsibility under Dominant Aggressor Law
  • Most Recent Information on the Dynamics of Family Violence

Course Certification Number: 9070-32345
Course Certification Hours: 8

 Course Fee Information:

Effective February 1, 2020 per POST Bulletin No. 2019-40:

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).*

*Travel may also be reimbursed through grant funding – Scholarship Funding for travel is available through the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Law Enforcement Training Program Grant PO21088519. Please contact Lauren Bunn at regarding additional questions on how law enforcement personnel investigating domestic violence are eligible for travel reimbursement for this course or review, complete and submit the below form to Lauren Bunn at for review.

POST Non-Reimbursable agencies: No tuition. Travel may be reimbursed through grant funding. If you are from a non-reimbursable POST agency and would like to see if your travel could be reimbursed directly to you or your agency, please contact Lauren Bunn at with questions or review, complete and submit the below form to Lauren Bunn at for review.

PO21 Scholarship Letter to Students & Request for Grant Travel Forms

Course Disclaimer:

This project is supported by Grant No. PO21088519 awarded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit are those of the author(s) and not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use this material and to authorize others to do so.


If you are not Law Enforcement you must have prior approval to attend this course.  Please contact Marisa Messier at for approval.  

09/28/2021 – Anaheim
September 28, 2021 - September 28, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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