Crisis Intervention Update (40-hour) – Vacaville

January 29 - February 01, 2019   |   Vacaville, CA

This course has student/agency requirements. Please READ!

This course is POST reimbursable – with restrictions.
Students MUST belong to a POST reimbursable agency to attend.  If you belong to a POST reimbursable agency, your tuition is 100% covered.
Student’s Agency MUST be more than 50 miles and a maximum of 150 miles of course location for travel reimbursement.  If you are inside 50 miles or outside 150 miles from the course there is NO travel reimbursement.
No Exceptions!


Vacaville Police Dept.
Emergency Operations Center
660 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

Click HERE for the flyer

Class Hours

7:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number


Course Description

The purpose of the this 40 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, skills to assess and manage an individual’s risk for suicide, effective communication strategies, identify and apply key components of the 5150 process as well as relevant case law to write a police report, develop a better understanding of the officer’s role, examine officer safety and tactical considerations to improve the effectiveness of field contacts with mentally ill persons, to understand the importance of self-care and identifying signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Fees and Registration: $0

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:

Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA Training Coordinator @  All refunds will be processed within 30 days from the written date of the cancellation request.

Cancellations made 30 calendar days or more from the first day of your registered course will be refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Cancellations made 29 calendar days to 10 calendar days from the first day of your registered course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations made 9 calendar days or less from the first day of your registered course are NOT eligible to receive a refund.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.


Courtyard by Marriott
120 Nut Tree Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 451-9000

Residence Inn by Marriott
360 Orange Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 469-0300


Who Should Attend:

Anyone in law enforcement.

 Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez

Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez has been providing consultation and training on mental health services for over 15 years locally and nationally.    She has collaborated with non-profit, for profit, and legal entities on increasing quality of care for consumers and their family members. Dr. McKindley-Alvarez is a professor at Saint Mary’s and Contra Costa Community Colleges, Consultant on organizational systemic change, and Chair of the Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission.