Civil Liability Seminar

With the rising number of civil complaints filed against law enforcement agencies; this course will provide instruction on the basis of legal liability both in the workplace and in the field. It will also focus on programs designed to reduce liability incurring situations. The class will cover and review current events and cases that impact your agency and shape both policies and procedures.


  • All attendees must be actively employed by a POST-participating Law Enforcement Agency.


$375 - 24 Hours, POST Plan IV

2023 - 2024 Dates

23001September 25-27, 2023Sheraton Garden GroveClosed
23002January 29-31, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveCancelled
23003May 6-8, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveCancelled


2024-2025 Dates

24001October 7-9, 2024      Sheraton Garden GroveOpen

Course Control Number



Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

For those participants who will be flying in, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make your reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Class Name and Date
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Attendee's Email Address

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a waitlist will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Procedural requirements
  • Claim investigations
  • Representation of public employee
  • Discovery
  • Trial matters
  • Indemnification of police officers
  • General areas of public liability involving police conduct
  • Specific governmental immunities
  • Peace officer disciplinary process
  • Confidentiality of police records
  • Employment rights litigation
  • Overview of civil liability and police misconduct