Course Description

This course presents new managers with the information and skills they need to develop to succeed as a middle-manager. The promotion to Lieutenant dramatically changes a person’s view of their department, and their level of responsibility and accountability. Through this course, the student will explore these changes in relationships, perspective, and the new skills demanded of them.

Note: POST does not accept students into the Management Course who are employed by a government agency that does not have a law enforcement function, such as public defenders office, public works department, human resources department, etc. This course is specifically designed for law enforcement personnel at the management level. Any questions or need for clarification should be addressed with the POST Program Manager – Senior Consultant Greg Kyritsis, (916) 227-2822. For Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant or Sergeant you must designate your title as Lieutenant – Deputy Sheriff or Lieutenant -Correctional Officer when registering for this course.


Course Topics

– The Role of the Lieutenant – Presentation Skills
– Transition to Management – Facilitating Meetings
– Managing Generations – Media Relations
– Strategic Planning – Managing Ethics
– Succession Planning – Personal Development
– Fiscal Management – Stress Management
– Critical Incident Management – COP/POP
– Leadership – Risk Management
– Labor Relations – Legal Update
– Personnel Issues

Course Certification Number: 9070-00501; 9070-00502; 9070-00503
Course Certification Hours: 104 (for all 3 modules combined)


Course Fee Information:

Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only. This course is exempt from the current suspension of reimbursements by POST, as outlined in Attachment A of the POST Bulletin No. 2017-39.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $1,629.95. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.


Class 112 Part 1 – April 9-13, 2018 Part 2 – April 30-May 3, 2018 Part 3 – May 21-24, 2018
Class 113 Part 1 – May 7-11, 2018 Part 2 – May 28-31, 2018 Part 3 – June 18-21, 2018
Class 114 Part 1 – May 14-18, 2018 Part 2 – June 4-7, 2018 Part 3 – June 25-28, 2018
Class 115 Part 1 – July 16-20, 2018 Part 2 – August 6-9, 2018 Part 3 – August 27-30, 2018
Class 116 Part 1 – September 17-21, 2018 Part 2 – October 8-11, 2018 Part 3 – Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2018
Class 117 Part 1 – November 5-9, 2018 Part 2 – November 26-29, 2018 Part 3 – December 17-20, 2018
Class 118 Part 1 – January 14-18, 2019 Part 2 – February 4-7, 2019 Part 3 – February 25-28, 2019
Class 119 Part 1 – March 11-15, 2019 Part 2 – April 1-4, 2019 Part 3 – April 22-25, 2019
Class 120 Part 1 – April 29 – May 3, 2019 Part 2  May 20-23, 2019 Part 3 – June 10-13, 2019

Management #115
July 16, 2018 - August 30, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Management #116
September 17, 2018 - November 01, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Management #117
November 05, 2018 - December 20, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Management #118 (San Diego)
January 14, 2019 - February 28, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Management #119 (San Diego)
March 11, 2019 - April 25, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Management #120 (San Diego)
April 29, 2019 - June 13, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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