Community Policing Program
Self-paced with interactive learning assessments.
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Build Your Team Through Community Policing Training
A Peace Officer Standards Training Approved Course
Today’s police officers must be trained and well-informed on how global events affect their ability to provide community-focused policing. Community policing, the philosophy that promotes working in partnership with a community to prevent or address crime through a collaborative approach, can only be achieved when public safety is a shared responsibility.
Building Our Team Through Community Policing is a community policing program that provides a framework to accomplish this, including best practices for incorporating a public trust-building approach through:
- Preventing crime by collaboration
- Understanding what is meant by a “guardian” approach
- Making quality of life the endgame
- Embracing smart policing initiatives
- Developing law enforcement staff
- Adopting policing best practices
- Promoting an officer and community safety mindset
Working in law enforcement is honorable, noble work, and this community policing course can help officers navigate these challenging times. Through this unique program, law enforcement professionals — sworn officers and civilian professionals alike — will learn ways to build and engage in community policing.
Community Policing Program Learning Objectives
The self-paced community policing course can be completed in six hours and the course fee is $49. At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Learn to develop an effective partnership
- Apply effective outreach strategies
- Communicate intentions when building relationships
- Identify resources to improve community-police relations
- Describe the specific needs and priorities of the community
Students gain eight continuing education units from National University upon course completion. California students can earn eight hours of California POST credit.
Prior Learning Credit (PLA) is available toward an academic degree program at National University after completion of the course. Start sooner and finish faster by obtaining credit for your POST training and courses. For assistance with getting started on your degree after completion, email [email protected].
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although there are no specific admissions requirements, this course is available to anyone working in law — sworn and non-sworn. All you need is a CA POST ID. If you don’t have one, use this link to get one before registering for the course. For assistance with registration, email [email protected] or call 805.200.2332.
Once you create your student profile, enter your POST ID into your profile under License or Credential ID field. You’ll receive instructions in the order confirmation.
The program is designed to be six hours in total.
The course is six hours, self-paced, asynchronous instruction, which you can take on your time and schedule.