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

CCN Date Location Status
23001 July 11-13, 2023 Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Closed
23002 July 24-26, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
23003 August 28-30, 2023 Lake Natoma Inn Closed
23004 September 6-8, 2023 Hotel Fera Closed
23005 September 19-21, 2023 Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Private Session
23006 September 25-27, 2023 Hilton Garden Inn Monterey Closed
23007 October 9-11, 2023 Hilton Del Mar Closed
23008 October 23-25, 2023 SpringHill Suites Atascadero
(Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo)
23009 October 30-Nov 1, 2023 Santa Rosa Private Session
23010 November 6-8, 2023 Hotel Fera Closed
23011 November 13-15, 2023 Hilton Del Mar Closed
23012 December 4-6, 2023 Lake Natoma Inn Open
23013 December 18-20, 2023 Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Full, wait list available
23014 January 8-10, 2024 Hotel Fera Open
23015 January 22-24, 2024 Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Private Session
23016 February 5-7, 2024

Tenaya Lodge/Fish Camp Fresno/Modesto/Bakersfield Region 4

23017 February 21-23, 2024 Sheraton Garden Grove Open
23018 TBD    




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