POST Library Collections
The POST Library online catalog provides access to all collections: books, journals, e-books, Command College papers, Master Instructor materials, POST publications, law enforcement articles, and selected POST archives.
Command College Projects
At the completion of POST’s Command College program, each student produces a paper on an emerging issue in law enforcement, which is added to the library's online catalog with links to the full text. Older papers may not be available in full text. Call or email the library for these papers.
Master Instructor Program Materials (Instructor Development Institute)
The POST Instructor Development Institute trains instructors to conduct POST-certified courses. To graduate, students produce a lesson plan, or Total Training Package, which is linked through the online catalog. If you find a project that is not available in full text, please email the library.
The archives include all versions of POST instructional materials and POST publications. The archives also contain documents relating the the history of POST and Commission Meeting Minutes. These materials do not circulate, but can be subpoenaed for legal cases or requested for approved research.
POST produces a wide variety of publications designed to enhance the professionalism of California law enforcement. Topics include: training, police procedures, investigation, employment testing, recruitment and retention, and job analyses. All publications are researched and developed by work groups comprised of subject matter resource specialists, and are sanctioned by the POST Commission prior to release.
California Libraries Catalog (CalCat)
Locate hard-to-find materials by using CalCat. This database combines the catalogs of California public, university, and state agency libraries. For the best results, use “advanced search” and narrow the search to books or journals.