Perishable Skills Program

Law Enforcement Training

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 Skills requirement:

  1. Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS)
  2. Force Options Simulator (FOS)
  3. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
  4. 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: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 5241

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