8 - In Person

In person course

Understanding the Veteran Experience for Public Safety | BASIC (CA POST #22328-0607-23)

Course Description

When responding to incidents involving Veterans and military personnel, public safety personnel will be able to appropriately identify Veteran and Military members, recognize signs and symptoms of Veterans with mental health issues, identify Veterans in crisis, use learned officer safety skills to help stabilize and secure the scene, employ de-escalation techniques when applicable and know of appropriate resources to further assist Veterans. 


Hard copy of course materials. Certificate of completion.


Students will learn best practices on crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques and resources available to help veterans who may be suffering from a variety of mental health conditions related to their military service. Students will also engage in scenario based training to apply learned skills.