Law Enforcement

CIT for FTO: Mental Health Decision Making

Oct 18 2019 - Oct 18 2019


Using lecture, law, and force options branching, role-playing scenarios are presented to allow law enforcement responders to verbally interact with persons suspected of having mental health issues. The emphasis here is learning or refreshing the various aspects of an encounter to obtain optimum outcomes without resorting to physical force. The course is SB 29-compliant and meets Tactical Communications PSP (2 hours).
Course meets the minimum topics of SB 29 & PC 13515.28(a)(1).

Presented by Santa Clara County Behavioral Health and South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium.

Designed For 

Sworn law enforcement personnel looking to ensure compliance with SB 29 training standards.  Not required to be an FTO to attend this course.




No POST financial reimbursement


The Academy at Coyote Valley
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Friday: 0800-1700


POST CC #2540-20763-19-002

Tony Lopez, Captain (Ret),
John Costa, Sergeant (Ret),
James Hoag, Coordinator,

Payment Information

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier’s checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reach for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.