Patrol Ops – Field Leadership – Cathedral City

May 12 - 14, 2020   |   Cathedral City, CA

This class has available seating. Please click the Register Now button located above.


Cathedral City PD
68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234

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Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

POST Course Control #9100-41610-19-001
STC Certificate #01767841

Course Description

The Patrol Operations Course is a foundation for the Critical Incident Response for Supervisors / Managers Course. This is a two course series that challenges students to increase their critical thinking capabilities during these events.

Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a newly appointed corporal, or sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and candid conversations with experienced front line leaders. Explore issues regarding leadership, professional standards, supervising field operations and use of force.

Fees and Registration: $315.00

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:

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.

Hotel Recommendations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cathedral City 
36101 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 324-7711

Staybridge Suites Cathedral City
67711 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Red Lion Inn & Suites
69151 E Palm Canyon Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234



Who Should Attend:

This course is designed with newly appointed Corporals or Sergeants, or Sergeants [with one to three years experience] in mind.

If you have more than three years experience as a Corporal/Sergeant, you should register for the Critical Incident Response for Supervisors / Managers course and build on the foundations you learned in the Patrol Ops course.


      Lieutenant Kevin Lehan

Kevin Lehan is a 20-year veteran with the Carlsbad Police Department, where he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. He has held a variety of assignments throughout his career, including Patrol, K9, COPPS, SWAT, Sniper, FTO, FET and Professional Standards and Services.

Kevin has served as one of his department’s primary instructors in Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter, Mobile Field Force and SWAT.  Kevin also held a position as a Defensive Tactics Instructor at the SD Regional Police Academy and is a court certified Use of Force Expert.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.


      Lieutenant Steve Bonini 

Steve Bonini started his law enforcement career with the El Cerrito Police Department and has been with the department for 21 years.  He has held positions throughout the department as an officer, detective, field training officer, patrol sergeant, traffic sergeant, and now as a lieutenant, currently as head of the Field Operations Division.

Steve has an BA in Organizational Management, a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership, and an instructor in Arrest and Control, Taser, Collision Investigation, Fair and Impartial Policing, and Procedural Justice.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 246 and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program.