Law Enforcement Training

The trainings listed on this page reflect mandated training only. This page does not currently reflect the additional non-mandated trainings Tiburon officers receive. 

Active Shooter

Law enforcement officers encounter ever increasing threats to their safety during the response of an Active Shooter. This course is an introduction to some and refresher course to others on the use of tactics, communication skills, approach & positioning, situational awareness, control of sense, use of force, mindset, avoiding complacency, and overall officer safety. This course consists of hands-on/practical skills and classroom instructions.

Arrest  & Control - PSP

This course provides the trainee with the minimum topics of Arrest and Control required in the POST Perishable Skills Training Program (POST). The trainee will develop the necessary tactical knowledge and skills to safely and effectively arrest and control a suspect. The course consists of a hands-on/practical skills arrest and control training for in-service officers.

Crisis Intervention - 32 Hours & 8 Hour Update Courses

This course addresses how to recognize individuals with certain types of mental illness. The course will describe the type of illness, the common medications the person may be taking, and the types of behaviors the person may be experiencing. We will cover how to best communicate with suicidal subjects whether in a custody or negotiating-type setting. Performance objectives:

  • Identify common symptoms of mental illness
  • Identify common psychiatric medications
  • Explain how to communicate effectively with suicidal subjects
  • Identify the different behaviors associated with mental illness
  • Demonstrate writing effective 5150
  • Identify case management of repeat offenders
  • Explain conducting a field assessment
  • Demonstrate integrating social services with law enforcement
  • Demonstrate suicide evaluation
  • Identify crisis negotiation
  • Identify and understand HIPAA
  • Identify signs when dealing with vocational PTSD on the job. 

Electronic Control Device

Upon conclusion of this 8-hour class, participants will have a clear understanding of the MCSO and Tiburon Police Department Electronic Control Device (ECD) policy and related case law. Participants will be able to identify the parts/functions of the ECD and perform two successful ECD deployments. Performance objectives:

  • Identify each of the components of the ECD equipment
  • Explain department policy and procedure with regard to the pre-deployment spark test of the ECD
  • Demonstrate how to use the ECD to the proper satisfaction of the instruction
  • Explain the safety measures when using the ECD
  • Identify the mechanical operations of the ECD to the instructor's satisfaction

Emergency Vehicle Operations

This course is POST certified as a "perishable skills" driver training course. This presentation consists of technical driving on a skills course, collision avoidance simulations, and skid control techniques in the skid car. Emergency response and pursuit driving are also covered in this class. Each of the behind the wheel exercises is designed to improve current driving skills and develop confidence during vehicle operation. 

Tactical Firearms - PSP

Law enforcement officers face ever increasing threats to their safety during the performance of their duties. Some examples of this are: suspects wearing body armor, third strike felons who vow not to return to prison, active shooter suspects, and potential terrorist suspects. This course is an introduction to some and refresher course to others on the tactical use of their department issued sidearm that will help them in their everyday job of protecting and serving the public. This course provides the trainee with the minimum topics of tactical firearms and lethal force required in the POST Perishable Skills Training Program (PSP). The trainee will develop the necessary firearms tactical knowledge and skills to survive and win a realistic lethal force encounter. The course consists of hands-on/practical skills firearms training for in-service officers. 

Firearms Tactical Rifle

Under the supervision of a qualified instructor, and using an approved law enforcement rifle, each student will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding for the four basic safety rules for handling firearms. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to field strip the weapon and to properly clean and maintain it. 
  • Be provided with and demonstrate understanding of agency policy regarding the use of firearms. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly load, unload, and fire the weapon and to clear malfunctions that might occur with the weapon. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamentals for rifle marksmanship to fire accurately from the prone, kneeling, sitting, and standing positions. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the weapon and obtain agency qualification. 

Firearms

This course is designed to provide an introduction to personnel on skills and knowledge training so they may safely and lawfully carry patrol or shoulder fired carbines. Course topics include safety considerations, mission and deployment issues, weapons operations, malfunction and cleaning protocols, optics marksmanship fundamentals, and practical range exercises. 

First Aid CPR

This class is required bi-annually to maintain current certification in first aid and CPR. Completion of this course will certify attendees for two years in basic first aid and CPR and blood borne pathogens. Performance objectives:

  • Demonstrate adult CPR to the satisfaction of the instructor
  • Demonstrate how to use the AED (automated external defibrillation) to the satisfaction of the instructor
  • Identify illnesses and injuries with the following warning signs: medical, breathing, pain, and altered states of responsiveness
  • Explain the steps when treating suspects and inmates as a law enforcement officer
  • Demonstrate child and infant CPR to the satisfaction of the instructor 
  • Demonstrate advance life support (to include body systems, physical assessments, patient history, and basic vitals) to the satisfaction of the instructor
  • Review protocol related to blood borne pathogens

Less Lethal

This course is an update to the Less Lethal Shotgun course. Topics include level of force issues, legal issues, proper deployment, and documentation and clearance issues. Performance objectives:

  • Explain the proper identification of less lethal launchers/munitions
  • Articulate the department policy for deploying less lethal launchers
  • Describe proper notification of deployment to communications center and supervisor
  • Demonstrate the verbal warning to suspect of deployment
  • Demonstrate through voice commands how the cover officer and others are aware of deployment
  • Explain what documentation and medical clearance is needed to be done when deploying a less lethal weapon
  • Identify the target areas of the body
  • Demonstrate appropriate deployment of the less lethal launcher

Tactical Communication

This course teaches officers verbal de-escalation tactics and the importance of verbal communication with every day public interaction. Performance objectives:

  • Students will learn and be able to demonstrate approved tactics to interact professionally with calm and cooperative individuals. 
  • Students will learn and be able to demonstrate verbal de-escalation tactics with an upset but cooperative individual. 
  • Students will learn and be able to demonstrate verbal de-escalation tactics with an upset and uncooperative individual.