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In-Service Law Enforcement Training

P.O.S.T. Certified Training

We are currently offering a limited selection of in-service law enforcement training classes while the general operation of the Criminal Justice Training Center is suspended.  The Basic Police Academy, 9-1-1 Dispatcher Course, Requalification Course, 832PC Arrest Course, and Corrections Academy will not be available until further notice.

Registration for classes can be completed entirely online 24/7 using links on this page. Invoicing for course fees is not available and all fees must be paid in full using a credit card.

Classes that are under enrolled with be canceled 30 days prior to the start of class and course fees will be automatically refunded.

Fee-Based Classes

The following classes are open to sponsored students currently employed by a law enforcement agency.  Most classes require that students have at least completed the Basic Police Academy or equivalent.

To view and download a course flier, click on the course title.  To register for a class, click on the course date you wish. When the Eventbrite page appears, click the green “Tickets” box, enter the number of seats you wish to pay for and then click the red “Check Out” button at the bottom of the page to complete processing your payment.

Course fees can be paid via Eventbrite by credit card only. Invoicing is no longer available. Payment in full by credit card is required to reserve a seat.  Fees become non-refundable 30 days prior to the start of the class. Refunds will include the class cost less the Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined).


Dates Cost Plan
Defensive Tactics Instructor(Class Full) June 5 – 16, 2023 $1295 IV
LGBT Awareness Training For Trainers August 7, 2023 $100 IV
LGBT Law Enforcement Community Liaison August 8, 2023 $100 NA
Walking Tour Of SF Castro/GLBT Museum August 9, 2023 $100 None
LGBT Liaison 3-Day Program (all 3 classes) August 7 – 9, 2023 $250 NA

Note: Classes listed with POST Plan “NA” are POST certified and CPT credit is provided, but no reimbursement is provided.

Online Classes

The following P.O.S.T. certified classes are now available through our partner organization, Out To Protect. Links are offered here as a courtesy. Course registration and fees are processed by Out To Protect. Click the course title for more detail.

If you are interested in providing LGBT awareness training for your entire agency in order to comply with the requirements of section 13519.41PC or hosting an LGBT Awareness Training For Trainers course, please click here for a quote.

**Full scholarships for course fees are being provided by the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Simply register and the scholarship will be automatically applied.

The following classes are open January 2 through June 23, 2023. Click Register Now and begin training immediately.


Dates Cost Plan
LGBT Community Awareness For Law Enforcement Register Now
$20 IV
LGBT Community Awareness For Background Investigators Register Now $20 NA
LGBT Awareness Training For Trainers Register Now
$70 IV
LGBT Law Enforcement Community Liaison Register Now
$150** NA
Hate Crimes Investigations Register Now
$30** IV

Note: Classes listed with POST Plan “NA” are POST certified and CPT credit is provided, but no reimbursement is provided.

Travel Information

The Napa Valley is the premier culinary and wine making region in the United States and is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. Lodging is not available on campus, but there are many area hotels offering a government rate for law enforcement students. Here are a few located near the training center.

  • Hampton Inn 707-255-4000 - Ask for the government rate
  • Spring Hill Suites 707-253-1900 – Offers government rate year round
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Napa American Canyon 707-643-3800  – Ask for government rate
  • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Napa Valley 707-652-7848 – Ask for Government Rate
  • Hawthorne Suites 707-226-1878 – Offers government rate weekdays year round

In-service law enforcement classes are held on the main campus of Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, California, on the first floor of the 1000 building, in the back (west side) of the campus next the jogging track and tennis courts. Need more specific directions?

Click Here For A Campus Map

Parking is available on campus and a permit is required.  Daily permits are available at machines located throughout the parking area.

Click Here To Learn More About Parking And Permits


We are only able to respond to questions via email. You can expect a response typically within 48 hours.  Click here to submit a question.  

If you are a background investigator for a law enforcement agency and need to review a student file, we can help you by appointment typically on Tuesday and Thursdays between 9AM and 3PM.  In all cases, an appointment is required.  Click here to make an appointment.