CA POST-CERTIFIED TRAINING
CA PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS & TRAINING
GET SAFE's POST-certified curriculum is specifically designed to optimize information exchange and initiate a change in mindsets as to how law enforcement can more positively interact with persons with disabilities, creating safer outcomes.
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AGENCIES REPRESENTED IN 2019 TRAININGS
Alameda County SO • Alturas PD • Antioch PD • Auburn PD • Bakersfield PD • Baldwin Park PD
Blue Lake Tribal PD • Brentwood PD • Butte County SO • Butte County DA Office • Cal Fire • Calexico PD
California HP • Cal Dept. of Alcohol and Beverage Control • California State Parks • Cal Sate Dept. of Dev. Services
CSU Humboldt PD • Carlsbad PD • Concord PD • Contra Costa County SO • Corona PD • Davis PD
Delano PD • Department of State Hospitals PD • Dinuba PD • El Cajon PD • El Centro PD
El Dorado County SO • Elk Grove PD • Eureka PD • Fresno PD • Glenn County SO • Huntington Park PD
Humboldt County SO • Imperial County SO • Kern High School District PD • Lake County SO • Lassen County SO Lincoln PD • Livermore PD • Los Angeles County Probation • Los Rios PD • Lodi PD • Manhattan Beach PD
Manteca PD • Martinez PD • Merced County SO • Metropolitan State Hospital PD • Mendocino SO
Mill Valley PD • Mount Shasta PD • Morro Bay PD • Napa PD • Napa State Hospitals • Oroville PD
Palo Alto PD • Pittsburg PD • Placer County SO • Richmond PD • Rio Dell PD • Rocklin PD
Sacramento County Probation • Sacramento PD • Sanger PD • San Diego PD • San Pablo PD • San Ramon PD
Santa Rosa PD • Sierra County SO • Sierra Madre PD • Stockton PD • Stockton Unified School District
Sonoma County SO • Tracy PD • Trinity County SO • UC Davis PD • United Sates Mint Police • VA PD
Vacaville PD • Vallejo PD • Walnut Creek PD • West Sacramento PD • Westmorland PD • Winters PD
Woodland PD • Yuba College Academy • Yuba County SO
HOW WE STARTED
Get Safe has worked with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for over twenty years and started to see increasing negative interactions with law enforcement. Our Executive Director has 19 years as an active Orange County Sheriff Reserve Sergeant and realized that there weren’t any training courses specifically teaching officers and deputies how to appropriately respond to this population and decided to fill the knowledge gap. To accomplish this, Get Safe became certified under The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to ensure peace officers had the opportunity to learn. By learning how to more effectively communicate with those who have I/DD, law enforcement can make better decisions as to whether a person’s demeanor, behavior, and circumstances warrant criminal justice or health/social services intervention and ultimately decrease fatal incidents. Get Safe has taught peace officers from Eureka to El Cajon and isn’t slowing down. Get Safe continues to schedule courses for Crisis Intervention and is launching a De-escalation and Tactical Communication course in January, 2020.
WHY GET SAFE?
What makes Get Safe so successful is our ability to transfer knowledge to a widely diverse audience, including professionals, law enforcement, caregivers and individuals with developmental disabilities on all functioning levels. Get Safe has developed a hallmark teaching style of engagement and entertainment that works to ensure a higher level of retention, audience connection and recall amongst participants; and also makes us suited to train across multiple service tiers. With over 200,000 individuals trained over the last 30 years, we have learned how to effectively tailor each of our curricula to the sensibilities and functional levels of each target group. Our trainers come from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: law enforcement, military, psychology, and social work. Each Get Safe trainer has average of 15-years teaching experience for individuals with a developmental disability, has an undergraduate degree, 50% have graduate degrees, and equipped with current certifications in CPR, State Crisis Intervention and Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence Advocacy.
"I have been a peace officer for over 18 years and I have to say your teaching method is extremely effective. I have had similar training in the past but I never retained any of the information, mostly due to the instructors or training method, coupled with the fact that the topic really doesn’t excite me much. The topic still doesn’t excite me, but the way you teach the class makes me think about issues I have never considered before and, more importantly, will never forget. I was at a gas station today and I saw a subject talking to himself and the words that popped into my head were 'mental illness'. I thought to myself if I had to contact this person, I would do it using the suggested techniques taught in your class, which is different than the way I have always done it: just like every other cop."
-Deputy, Imperial County Sheriff
"Excellent, relevant, and timely training that can literally save lives and transform the way institutions of policing engage with disabilities and mental health issues in the communities we protect and serve."
"This is crucial training by the pros!"
– El Cajon PD
"Excellent, well presented training to add more knowledge and skills to your toolbox."
-San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
"I enjoyed the learning activities, they were relevant and insightful."
"The material was well presented and very informative."
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