Perishable Skills Program
Driving and Force Options Simulator, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, and Arrest
& Control Training
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Perishable Skills/Communications
Requirement for CPT: Effective January 1, 2002, all peace officers (except Reserve officers) below the
middle management position and assigned to patrol, traffic, or investigation who routinely
effect the physical arrest of criminal suspects are required to complete Perishable
Skills and Communications training.
Perishable Skills training shall consist of a minimum of 12 hours in each two-year
period. Of the total 12 hours required, a minimum of 4 hours of each of the three
following topical areas shall be completed:
- Arrest and Control
- Driver Training/Awareness or Driving Simulator
- Tactical Firearms or Force Options Simulator
POST has designated Allan Hancock College (AHC) as a POST Regional Skills Training
Center (RSTC). The AHC RSTC is equipped with Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS),
Force Options Simulator (FOS), skid training car and platform, training mannequins,
computers, LCD projectors and other related training equipment.
AHC Law Enforcement Training offers the following courses to meet the POST Perishable
- Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS)
- Force Options Simulator (FOS)
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
- Arrest and Control (ARCON)
All of the courses listed are offered in four hour blocks so they can be combined
for an eight hour day. In addition, an eight hour behind-the-wheel EVOC which includes
Pursuit training if offered.
Enrollment is limited to POST certified peace officers.
For further information or to schedule classes contact:
Robert Reid, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 5241
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