Courses below are listed in chronological order. Click on the course name to view the course flyer and registration instructions.
Crisis Intervention (40 hrs.) FREE
(See Dates and Locations Below)
Sponsored by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Clara County Department of Mental Health,
will provide peace officers and dispatchers with the skills and knowledge to recognize individuals with
mental illness, identify potential disorders, and minimize escalations in contacts with mentally ill
individuals. Training focuses on developing techniques for approaching the mentally ill
(including individuals with developmental disabilities), communication, de-escalation, and
listening skills, suicide risk factors, the "SUICIDE BY COP" phenomenon, cultural issues,
case study presentations, community resources, and officer wellness.
CIT – February 24-28, 2014; (0800-1700); Palo Alto
Click Here to Enroll in February Course.
Basic Police Academy (Approx. 960 hrs.) (April 2, 2014 - Sept. 25, 2014; Morgan Hill)
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office POST-certified Regular Basic Academy is open to outside agencies.