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.

Important Note: Correctional Lieutenants working in Custody/Detentions, may attend the course only if there is space available and pay course tuition. Priority enrollment for this course is for personnel working under their POST Reimbursable division of POST reimbursable agencies. Most Sheriff’s agencies are POST reimbursable agencies, but many have separate functions and tracks for Custody/Corrections which fall under STC. Those Lieutenants who are strictly working in custody/corrections and have no nexus to the POST side of the organization are considered NON-REIMBURSABLE and must pay the course tuition and pay their own travel costs. 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.

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 district attorney managers, public defender manager, public works department, human resources department, etc. This course is specifically designed for law enforcement personnel at the management level. If you fall within a category that precludes you from attending this management course the GTA does offer other management level courses, please call to inquire. For any questions or need for clarification please contact the GTA at 858-550-0040.


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 is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only.

Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $1,751.80. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.


20-01 Part 1 – August 10-14, 2020 Part 2 – August 31- Sept. 3, 2020 Part 3 – September 21-24, 2020
20-02 Part 1 – September 14-18, 2020 Part 2 – October 5-8, 2020 Part 3 – October 26-29, 2020
20-03 Part 1 – November 16-20, 2020 Part 2 – December 7-10, 2020 Part 3 – January 4-7, 2021
20-04 Part 1 – January 11-15, 2021 Part 2 – February 1-4, 2021 Part 3 – February 22-25, 2021
20-05 Part 1 – March 1-5, 2021 Part 2 – March 22-25, 2021 Part 3 – April 12-15, 2021
20-06 Part 1 – April 26-30, 2021 Part 2 – May 17-20, 2021 Part 3 – June 7-10, 2021
20-07 Part 1 – May 3-7, 2021 Part 2 – May 24-27, 2021 Part 3 – June 14-17, 2021

Management #20-02
September 14, 2020 - October 29, 2020
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Management #20-03
November 16, 2020 - January 07, 2021
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Management #20-04
January 11, 2021 - February 25, 2021
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Management #20-05
March 01, 2021 - April 15, 2021
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Management #20-06
April 26, 2021 - June 10, 2021
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Management #20-07
May 03, 2021 - June 17, 2021
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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