DESCRIPTION: This class defines hate crimes according to California and Federal laws and identifies the protected groups or characteristics of victims of hate crimes. The benefits of working closely with community contacts and witnesses are outlined, along with discussion of victim resources available statewide. Gathering evidence, investigation, and reporting of hate crimes is also detailed. This class teaches that it is in the best interest of everyone, especially law enforcement, to do their best in combating hate crimes.
LOCATION: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office - Training Center, 1601 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 [VIEW MAP]
PREREQUISITES: Students must be full-time peace officers or reserve peace officers.
PRESENTATION HOURS: This is an 4-hour course that is held from 1300-1700 hours.
CERTIFICATION: 1010-31037 POST Plan IV -