Law Enforcement Resources

Who is PRISM?

PRISM formed in 1979 to find cost effective insurance solutions and risk management services for California public agencies. Today’s membership includes Counties, Cities, Educational Organizations, Special Districts, Housing Authorities, Fire Districts, and other Joint Powers Authorities—both in California and Nationally. PRISM offers a wide range of services, including risk control training programs and consultations, risk management tools, and claims administration.

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POST Certified Trainings



PRISM will bring no-cost training to you. Organizations interested in hosting in-person training should contact PRISM Risk Control at 916-850-7300.

Stress Management - Police Under Pressure - 22322

The intent of the course is to improve the law enforcement officer’s ability to recognize stress factors, to understand contributors of stress in an officer’s life, to combat the negative impacts of stress on the officer’s wellbeing, and to utilize resources to reduce the long-term effects of stress on an officer. Attendees will walk away with practical tools to deal with stress, the benefits of utilizing a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program, and the benefits of utilizing a peer support program.

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Strategic Communication/ De-escalation - 29560 

The intent of the course is to improve the ability to generate voluntary compliance through the art of persuasion and utilizing the tools of strategic communication. Peace officers will receive an overview of strategic communication concepts such as: listening and persuasion skills, dealing with difficult people, dealing with people that have disabilities, inappropriate communication, and other communication principles. Learning activities include video based case studies and scenario based discussion groups.



Course: Use of Force/De-escalation

Course Description: This 1-hour online, self-paced course is designed to provide law enforcement officers the knowledge and strategies to safely bring volatile situations with persons in crisis to a non-violent conclusion. This course provides assessment techniques allowing officers to recognize signs of crisis and potential underlying causes of crisis. Officers will gain an awareness of individual behaviors and traits that enhance or hinder de-escalation efforts, and develop the ability to implement verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies, including self-control, when encountering a person in crisis. Officers will be better equipped to evaluate how policing tactics impact the outcome of an interaction with a person in crisis.

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Other Learning Opportunities 

PRISMtv (for PRISM Members) - Live training sessions, as well as 24/7 access to on-demand webcasts. Choose from a myriad of topics such as Employment Practices, Risk Control, Risk Management, Workers' Compensation, and more.

Vector Solutions - Along with our latest offering in coordination with POST, PRISM has partnered with Vector Solutions to deliver an online training and safety/risk management LMS that has over 200+ courses available for you and your public agency employees.