Patrol Ops – Field Leadership – October 17-19, 2022

October 17 - 19, 2022   |   Westminster, CA


Westminster Police Department
8200 Westminster Blvd. Bldg. #5
Westminster CA, 92683

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Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

POST Course Control #9100-41610-21-001

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

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and substitutions MUST  be in writing and directed to CPOA at

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.

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.


      John Tinder

John has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, holds several advanced law enforcement instructor certificates, and is a court recognized expert in Police Policy and Practices, Use of Force, Less Lethal Weapons, TASER, and Traffic Collision / Reconstruction. John is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor and has researched, developed, and designed a variety of courses throughout his career. John’s critical incident experience involves the response, supervision, and documentation of these events. He has excelled as a Use of Force instructor with extensive experience in Use of Force incidents. He is the recipient of the Medal of Bravery, three Life-Saving awards, and three Excellence Awards.

John has researched and developed several portions of the department’s Field Training Officer Manual along with department policies. He 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’s degrees and a Master of Education degree. John is a lifetime learner and makes every effort to learn from each course he attends or facilitates. John is an avid pilot and enjoys hiking with his family.

Lt. 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.