Issue 131 – January 2023
New Training Program – Code Official Safety Specialist
The California JPIA is pleased to announce a partnership with the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation. This partnership will provide comprehensive safety training to member code enforcement officers and others in non-sworn enforcement positions like building inspectors and officials, animal control officers, community service officers, and more. This training, called the “Code Official Safety Specialist (COSS)” program, provides a designation upon completion and earns International Code Council and state continuing education units (CEUs.) The COSS training program is fifteen hours of progressive virtual learning on five subjects. The program is the only international officer safety training for the code enforcement industry. Each class comes with a downloadable PDF workbook. The five courses include The Tactical Mindset, Fear Management, Verbal De-escalation, Three Phases of Contact, and Surviving a Violent Encounter.
This training is offered at no cost to members, and a link to register is found on the myJPIA training portal.
For further information about this training or how to register, please email Justin Edson, president of the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation, or Ryan Thomas, California JPIA senior training specialist.< Back to Full Issue Print Article