The LGBT Education Program is partnering with the Criminal Justice Training Center on campus to provide LGBT awareness training for law enforcement professionals on a national level. This training meets California State requirements for training as described in California Penal Code Section 13519.41. This law became effective January 1, 2019 and requires training for all peace officers and 9-1-1 dispatchers. The training must include at least:
(1) The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and how these two aspects of identity relate to each other and to race, culture, and religion.
(2) The terminology used to identify and describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
(3) How to create an inclusive workplace within law enforcement for sexual orientation and gender identity minorities.
(4) Important moments in history related to sexual orientation and gender identity minorities and law enforcement.
(5) How law enforcement can respond effectively to domestic violence and hate crimes involving sexual orientation and gender identity minorities.
The training courses we offer are all certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Law enforcement professionals who complete these courses earn continuing professional training credit.
Our classes are available in a face-to-face and fully online format. A schedule of classes and start dates is available on the Criminal Justice Training Center website. Click on Class Schedule.
LGBT Awareness Courses Now Available:
The training for trainers course includes the 4-hour basic course.