Oakland Police Department Bureau of Services Training Section Report, 2010

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Oakland Police Department Bureau of Services Training Section Annual Report 2010 1 Table of Contents I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Section Functions / Responsibilities ..........................................................................3 Staffing.......................................................................................................................5 Fiscal Management ...................................................................................................
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    Oakland Police DepartmentBureau of ServicesTraining SectionAnnual Report 2010 1   Table of ContentsI.   Section Functions / Responsibilities..........................................................................3II.   Staffing.......................................................................................................................5III.   Fiscal Management....................................................................................................6IV.   Training Received and/or Provided...........................................................................7V.   Significant Accomplishments....................................................................................20VI.   Performance Data.......................................................................................................21VII.   Other Performance Data (Use of Force Data Yearly Review)..................................22VIII.   Plans and Goals..........................................................................................................242  SECTION FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES The Training Section is responsible for the training of all Department personnel. It isdivided into two primary training components; the Recruit Training Unit and In-ServiceTraining Unit. Additionally, the Training Section is responsible for tracking, logging,and keeping the Training Management System (TMS) up-to-date on all NegotiatedSettlement Agreement training in the Department.When in operation   the Recruit Training Unit is responsible for the presentation of a 26-week (1048 hours) Police Academy for police officer trainees. The Police Academy ispresented to Department trainees and nearby law enforcement agencies. This BasicCourse more than satisfies the requirements established by the Commission on PeaceOfficer Standards and Training (POST). It prepares police officers for work in thecommunity in a variety of skill and knowledge areas. Students are given written,practical, and job simulation examinations in accordance with POST regulations. Theyare exposed to resources within the Department and the community to do their job in themost effective, efficient, and safe manner for all concerned. The curriculum has anemphasis on ethics and professionalism, critical thinking and problem solving, conflictresolution, and relationships with the community.The Police Academy would uses classroom facilities at the Department, and local sitesfor applicable instruction, practices and examination. Local agencies request inclusion tothe Academy, due to the high quality of instruction, and reliability of Academy trainingand philosophy. The In-Service Training Unit is made up of a number of components, all providingtraining to officers after academy graduation as well as members of other ranks andcivilians. These components include 36 hour and 40 hour Continuous ProfessionalTraining courses for Officers and Sergeants, mandated by POST to maintain certificationand the requirements of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement. These schools are taughtby Department and City personnel.Other components are Firearms training and qualification, the Department SafetyCoordinator, the Departmental Electronic Weapons Coordinator and maintaining thetraining records of all personnel.The In-Service Unit develops, coordinates, implements and monitors training in theAdvanced Officer and Sergeant School(CPT’s), based on POST mandates and therequirements of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement. The In-Service sergeantmaintains this responsibility and works with staff to ensure the highest quality product.This training is provided at Department facilities, with at least one of the listed classes insession at almost any given time.The Department Range Masters conduct Firearms qualification and transition shooting.All sworn personnel are required to pass two qualifications proficiency courses a year,with their pistols and shotgun. The Range Masters conduct training off-site.3  Additionally, the range staff has been conducting supplemental 8-hour firearms training.This training will be continued throughout the 2011 calendar year and will incorporate a“Force-Options” block.The In-Service Unit acts as a liaison between an outside group and the Department tomake training available at line-ups of the Patrol Division or for the Citizens PoliceReview Board (CPRB). Groups such as the District Attorney’s Office work with this unitto bring the latest issues to all personnel assigned to the division to develop knowledgeand limit liability.The In-Service Unit is responsible for the Department Safety Program, coordinated bythe Department Safety Coordinator (DSC). The DSC is responsible for receiving andreviewing all accident reports. The DSC reviews each accident report and refers reportsto the Departmental Safety Committee as required.The Electronics Weapons Coordinator is assigned to the In-Service Unit. The ElectronicWeapons Coordinator is responsible for training all members who are assigned Tasers,recertifying these officers, maintenance of all Tasers, and completed working on aCouncil resolution and obtaining 450 additional Tasers to staff every field officer withone.In March, a new position of legal research officer has been established and assigned tothe in-service team. The responsibilities of the legal research officer include reviewingand researching new case law; provide refresher training for members on legal principles;draft policies and procedures; facilitate training; and identify outside instructors who canprovide legal training.The Training Section is responsible for tracking, logging, and keeping the TrainingManagement System (TMS), up to date on all Negotiated Settlement Agreement trainingin the Department that is not captured by the Power DMS System.The Training Section is responsible for developing, duplicating, preparing, anddistributing written training bulletins, policies, special orders, officer safety notices, andother Departmental publications. The Training Section is responsible for tracking,logging, and keeping the Training Management System (TMS), up to date on allNegotiated Settlement Agreement training in the Department. A Shop Operator staffs the Reprographic Shop, located in the basement of theDepartment . In addition to training material, the shop produces material for all units inthe Department. This includes copies of all police report forms, brochures for citizendistribution, and material for Home Alert groups, City Council reports and Annualreports.  The Cadet Program is designed for hardworking ambitious young men and women whodesire to explore and develop careers in law enforcement while attending college. Cadetsare hourly, part-time employees who receive training and experience in various aspects of 4
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