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Force Options - Use of Force and De-escalation (SB230)

This is a Train the Trainer course that satisfies the training requirements of SB230 and AB392.

This course prepares students to teach the 8-hour POST-certified Force Options Use of Force/De-escalation course - which satisfies the requirements of SB230 and incorporates elements of AB392. The 8 hour POST-certified Force Options Use of Force/De-escalation course also satisfies the POST Tactical Communications PSP. Students will examine state and federal use of force standards, de-escalation, department policy, mental health awareness, bias, and justice system legitimacy, and be fully prepared to teach these subjects upon completion of this course. Students will receive the entire 8-hour course lesson plan and materials necessary to obtain POST certification.

**Note: This course does not include FOS-VR instruction and students wishing to teach using this equipment must attend the appropriate POST FOS Instructor Course.

Priority registration will be reserved for agencies receiving a FOS-VR machine from POST.


$0 (No tuition for POST-reimbursable agencies) - 24 Hours, POST Plan I

Students are required to bring a laptop with Internet capabilities for this course.

2020 - 2021 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
20001 October 6-8, 2020 Doubletree Anaheim Closed
20002 December 1-3, 2020 Doubletree Dana Point Closed
20003 January 5-7, 2021 Lake Natoma Inn Closed
20004 February 22-24, 2021 Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn Closed
20005 March 8-10, 2021 Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Closed
20006 March 29-31, 2021 Pacific Grove - CA State Parks Closed (Private)
20007 April 6-8, 2021 Ukiah Conference Center Closed
20008 April 20-22, 2021 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
20009 May 17-19, 2021 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted
20010 June 14-16, 2021 Monterey Waitlisted




Doubletree Anaheim - Orange County
100 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 634-4500

Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-8400

Doubletree Dana Point
34402 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-1100

Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 651-1500

Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn
655 US-101 S
Crescent City, CA 9531
(707) 464-9771

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 CA-41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
(559) 683-6555

Mott Training Center
837 Asilomar Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Ukiah Conference Center
200 S School St
Ukiah, CA 95482


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 reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Class
  • 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

  • Course outline to comply with SB230
  • Method of instruction
  • Method of delivery