The Administrative Services Bureau (ASB) manages a variety of services used by the Commission, POST staff, law enforcement agencies, and the public. Some of these services include the Professional Certificate Program, the Training Reimbursement Program, the POST Contracts Program, Publication and Forms Design, and Rule Making (the development and maintenance of POST regulations). ASB provides information and oversight controls to ensure POST meets its legal obligations while fulfilling the needs of the agency and its clients. ASB responds to questions and correspondence received from its law enforcement partners and the public and serves as the primary telephone contact for POST. ASB is also the first point of contact for visitors to POST.
ASB Programs and Services
Professional Certificates Program
The Professional Certificate Program fosters education, training, and professionalism in law enforcement; raises the level of competence of law enforcement officers; and fosters cooperation between the Commission, its clients, and individuals. The Commission, through the Certificates Unit, awards Professional Certificates comprised of the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, Executive, Reserve Officer, Dispatcher, and Records Supervisor certificates for individuals appointed by agencies in the POST Program. These certificates recognize achievement in education, training, and experience.
Training Reimbursement Program
POST certifies courses for presentation at locations throughout the state and reimburses law enforcement agencies in the POST Program for travel, lodging, meals, tuition, and backfill costs. Annually, the Reimbursement Unit processes more than 55,000 claims for reimbursement, totaling approximately $22 million.
POST processes approximately 250 contracts each year, totaling more than $16 million. These contracts include, but are not limited to, law enforcement training, meetings, broadcast services, agency training, and technology needs.
Questions about the Contracts Program may be directed to the Contracts Unit at (916) 227-3924.
Rule Making and Information Release
Notices of proposed regulation changes keep those who are interested in the POST Program informed about Commission regulation actions. All proposed regulations are noticed to the public via the POST Website. The public is given 45 days to comment on the proposed material. In this way, law enforcement and other POST stakeholders are given a say in the requirements for POST programs. The POST Administrative Manual (PAM) contains these regulations. ASB is also responsible for information bulletins.
Graphic Design, Forms and Publications
ASB is responsible for the design, production and overall look of graphics-related projects. This includes creating brochures, manuals, training and guideline publications, custom projects, and forms. Several of the POST forms used to conduct business are available electronically, with an eventual goal to provide all POST business forms online.