Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers – Camarillo

May 29 - 31, 2018   |   Camarillo, CA

This class has available seating. Please click on the “register now” button located above.


Ventura County Sheriff’s Academy and Training Center
106 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
Classroom 2

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

9100-10342-17-004, Plan IV

Course Description

Enhances the capabilities of corporals, sergeants, and command officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents in a patrol environment. The course will teach students the skills & techniques to develop, initiate and successfully complete a credible plan of action to handle various critical incidents.



John Tinder

John is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement and recently retired from the Chino Police Department. John served in a variety of assignments and holds several advanced law enforcement instructor certificates. John is a court recognized expert in Police Policy and Practices, Use of Force, Less Lethal Weapons, Taser™ and Traffic Collision Investigation / Reconstruction. John’s critical incident experience involves the response, supervision and documentation of these events. He has excelled as a Use of Force Instructor and has extensive experience in analyzing Use of Force incidents. He is the recipient of the Medal for Bravery, three Life-Saving awards, and three Excellence Awards.   

John was a Field Training Officer for 25 years where he trained both sworn and civilian personnel. He also researched and developed several portions of the department’s Field Training Officer Manual. John instructs in the Officer Involved Shooting and Force Investigation Course for the California POST Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Program. Some of those topics include, Lawful Force, Human Factors, and Arrest-Related / In-Custody Death Investigations. He is a Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS) in Police and Corrections and a Certified Force Science Analyst. John is the Founder / Owner of a training and consulting company, holds two Bachelor degrees and is currently working towards his Master’s degree. John considers himself a lifetime learner and makes every effort to learn from each course he attends or facilitates. John is an avid pilot and enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.

Aristotle Wolfe

Captain Aristotle Wolfe is a 23-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, currently serving as the Commander of the San Francisco CHP Area. Before promoting to management, Ari served for 10 years as a field and investigations sergeant as well as a range and defensive tactics instructor. He was also a member of the Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Investigation Team, where he provided policy analysis on officer involved shooting incidents. Ari’s assignments and training have afforded him the opportunity to work with many agencies in a variety of tactical situations, and his subsequent promotion to lieutenant and captain have presented further opportunity to examine critical incident response from a policy perspective. A recent Master’s graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Ari believes strongly in the concept of teacher as student, valuing the breadth of knowledge and experience in every group of law enforcement professionals he has the opportunity to work with.

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors & Managers

This class has available seating.  Please click the Register Now link at the top of this page.

Fees and Registration: $292.00

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:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

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.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.