Domestic Violence for First Responders

Course Description

This one-day, 8-hour course is aimed at patrol officers and supervisors responsible for the preliminary response to domestic violence calls. This interactive training will provide students with skills necessary to safely and successfully handle these calls for service.  A dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of instructors will provide case examples, facilitate discussion around common challenges and provide strategies for overcoming those issues. 

The course meets the continued professional training hours and the domestic violence mandate under PC 13519(e), and required Advanced Officer Training.

Course Topics

  • Clarification of Court Orders
  • Building the Case for Prosecution
  • Stalking
  • Children as Victims and Witnesses
  • Strangulation Injuries
  • Officer Safety Issues
  • Officer Responsibility under Dominant Aggressor Law
  • Most Recent Information on the Dynamics of Family Violence

Course Certification Number: 9070-32345
Course Certification Hours: 8

Course Fee Information:

Reimbursement Plan II: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only. THIS COURSE IS EXEMPT FROM THE CURRENT POST REIMBURSEMENT RESTRICTIONS.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: No tuition. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Course Disclaimer:

This project is supported by Grant No. PO16038519 awarded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit are those of the author(s) and not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use this material and to authorize others to do so.


If you are not Law Enforcement you must have prior approval to attend this course.  Please contact Marisa McCullough at for approval.  

Course Date(s)

  • 7/11/2017 – Los Angeles (LASD)
    July 11, 2017 - July 11, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 08/30/2017 – Riverside
    August 30, 2017 - August 30, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 09/20/2017 – Redding
    September 20, 2017 - September 20, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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