Date: December 5-6, 2022

POST Control #: 1185-10342-22004

POST Plan: N/A

Tuition: $325

Location: West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA 91790

Date: January 26 – 27, 2023

POST Control #: 1185-10342-22005

POST Plan: N/A

Tuition: $325

Location: Glendale Police Department
131 N. Isabel Street
Glendale, CA 91206

Date: March 13-14, 2023

POST Control #: 1185-10342-22007

POST Plan: N/A

Tuition: $325

Location: Santa Rosa Utility Field Operations Building
35 Stony Point Road, Room F Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Date: April 17-18, 2023

POST Control #: 1185-10342-22006

POST Plan: N/A

Tuition: $325

Location: Fresno Police Department Regional Training Center
6375 W Central Avenue Fresno, CA 93706

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide law enforcement first responders assigned to a supervisory/leadership role as well as tactical operators/supervisors with the tools and techniques to make informed and effective decisions during critical incidents. Instruction will include techniques for identifying important characteristics in a developing incident, recognizing factors that influence the event, establishing priorities, and taking action to prevent escalation, promote de-escalation, and begin intervention toward a successful resolution.


COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Tenured patrol/field supervisors with significant tactical experience will share their leadership experiences related to critical incident management to help officers and supervisors successfully resolve incidents in the field environment.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The course is designed for watch commanders, patrol supervisors, experienced officers, supervisors of specialized units, or anyone else who wants to increase their knowledge on tactics and techniques applicable to rapidly evolving critical events.


TRAVEL AND LODGING: Class will begin at 0800 hours on the first day and conclude at 1700 hours on the last day. CATO has secured a block of rooms at the Island Palms Hotel and Marina at the government rate of $125.00 per night plus tax. Please make reservations on or before October 22, 2021 by calling (619) 222-0561 and advise the hotel that you are with the CATO Critical Incident Leadership Course to secure this rate.

Questions? Contact CATO’s Director of Training

Doug McGeachy: or call (916) 800-CATO

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