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 satisfies the training requirements of Senate Bill 230 and Assembly Bill 392, including Use of Force and De-escalation. This is an instructors' course that covers the legal and policy standards regarding use of force, the duty to intercede pursuant to Assembly Bill 26, and a supervisor's responsibility subsequent to a use of force incident. The course incorporates elements of implicit and explicit bias, mental health awareness, and learning strategies as they pertain to use of force and de-escalation.

The course satisfies perishable skills training for both Use of Force and Strategic Communications PSPs.

Students will learn to teach the SB230 Force Options Use of Force/De-escalation course using either role players or a Force Options Simulator. Upon completion, students will receive the materials necessary to certify and teach the SB230 course, which also satisfies Use of Force and Strategic Communications PSPs.


$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.

2022 - 2023 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
22001 Aug 1-3, 2022 Dana Point Closed
22002 Aug 23-25, 2022 Hilton Garden Inn Monterey Open
22003 Sept 7-9, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Open
22004 Sept 19-21, 2022 Hilton Del Mar Open
22005 Sept 26-28, 2022 Murieta Inn and Spa Open
22006 Oct 3-5, 2022 Holiday Inn Atascadero Open
22007 Oct 17-19, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Open
22008 TBA    





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

Holiday Inn Atascadero
9010 Front Rd
Atascadero, CA 93422

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

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


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