Curtis J. Cope Consulting

Curtis J. Cope Consulting

Curtis J. Cope

8531 Palermo Drive Huntington Beach, CA 92646

About the Expert

California POST Master Instructor, Federal/State court-recognized expert. Some areas include: Use of Force, Training, Supervision, Police Practices, DUI, SWAT expertise. 29 years Law Enforcement experience; 42 years of law enforcement teaching and over 15,000 personnel trained.

Areas of Expertise

  • Police Practices and Activities

Expert's Profile

I am a retired police officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant for the City of Huntington Beach, California. In addition to my former law enforcement duties, I am also active in the fields of training as an instructor, developer, lecturer, author and consultant. I started in my career as a police officer in 1968 and worked in that field until retirement. I held the rank of Police Officer for approximately nine years, another thirteen years as a Sergeant, and finished my career at the rank of Lieutenant for approximately 7 ½ years. Some of the assignments that I have worked were Patrol Officer, Motor Officer, Field Training Officer, SWAT Officer, Special Enforcement Unit Officer, Helicopter Observer, Patrol Sergeant, FTO Supervisor, SWAT Supervisor, Motor Sergeant, Accident Investigation Sergeant, Special Enforcement Detail Sergeant, Watch Commander, SWAT Commander, COP Area Commander and General Investigation Bureau Commander. Throughout my career I was the lead arrest and control instructor for the department. I obtained my first teaching certificate from California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) in 1970. I started on staff as an Instructor at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College in Huntington Beach in 1975. I have taught subjects in arrest and control, defense tactics, baton, use of force, patrol procedures, traffic stops, traffic accident investigation, report writing, S.W.A.T. Operations, Gang Awareness and other law enforcement related topics. I am a certified Master Instructor by the State of California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). I was granted a Lifetime California Department of Education Teaching Credential, Community College level, in 1976, which certifies me to teach and train law enforcement personnel at Colleges and POST Commission approved training facilities. I am a consultant for POST in the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation, Instructor Update Course, where I provide training for law enforcement personnel in how to develop training and teaching techniques. I also have acted as a consultant for POST in course and curricula development, mentoring, recommended training changes, assisted in tele-course productions and training procedures. . I was awarded the Excellence in Instruction Award for the years of 2000 –2001 by the Institute’s leadership. In 2006 I was awarded the Institute’s Founders Award for Leadership in Instructional Excellence. I continue providing training for law enforcement after my retirement making presentations for local, state, federal and international personnel on a variety of topics. I also continue training in the field on regular bases to keep abreast with issues facing law enforcement.

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