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

This course was developed in accordance with PC 13519.10 and is designed to assist agencies with the use of force training related to GC 7286. Trainers completing this course will be eligible to certify and instruct the Force Options Use of Force/De-Escalation Course, which meets POST’s Use of Force and Strategic Communications Perishable Skills Program subjects (Commission Regulation 1005). This instructors' course covers the legal and policy standards regarding use of force, the duty to intercede in excessive force, and a supervisor's responsibility subsequent to a use of force incident. The course incorporates elements of implicit bias, mental health awareness, and learning strategies as they pertain to use of force and de-escalation.

This course is designed to meet upcoming Use of Force Instructor training requirements per commission regulation 1070.

Upon completion, students will receive all materials necessary to certify and teach the PC 13419.10 Force Options/De-Escalation Course. Student will also receive guidance on developing their agency's basic Use of Force PSP course.

Students are required to bring a laptop and power cord for this course.


$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.

2023 - 2024 Dates

23001July 11-13, 2023Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportClosed
23002July 24-26, 2023Sheraton Garden GroveClosed
23003August 28-30, 2023Lake Natoma InnClosed
23004September 6-8, 2023Hotel FeraClosed
23005September 19-21, 2023Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportPrivate Session
23006September 25-27, 2023Hilton Garden Inn MontereyClosed
23007October 9-11, 2023Hilton Del MarClosed
23008October 23-25, 2023SpringHill Suites Atascadero
(Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo)
23009October 30-Nov 1, 2023Santa RosaPrivate Session
23010November 6-8, 2023Hotel FeraClosed
23011November 13-15, 2023Hilton Del MarClosed
23012December 4-6, 2023Lake Natoma InnClosed
23013December 18-20, 2023Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportClosed
23014January 8-10, 2024Hotel FeraClosed
23015January 22-24, 2024Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportPrivate Session
23016February 5-7, 2024Tenaya Lodge/Fish Camp Fresno/Modesto/Bakersfield Region 4Closed
23017February 21-23, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveClosed
23018March 5-7, 2024Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportClosed
23019March 25-27, 2024SpringHill Suites Atascadero (Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo)Closed
23020April 9-11, 2024Hilton Del MarClosed
23021April 22-24, 2024Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportPrivate Session
23022April 29-May 1, 2024Lake Natoma InnOpen
23023May 13-15, 2024Hilton Del MarOpen
23024May 20-22, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveOpen
23025June 17-19, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveOpen




Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Great Wolf Garden Grove
12681 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Dr
Folsom, CA 95630

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 Hwy 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Carlton Hotel Atascadero
6005 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93423

SpringHill Suites Atascadero (Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo)
900 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Murieta Inn and Spa
7337 Murieta Dr
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

Doubletree Doheny Beach
34402 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629

Hotel Fera (previously Doubletree, Orange)
100 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport and Staybridge Suites
2640 Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815


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:

  • 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

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