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POST Monthly Report

April 2019

Keeping you up to date on POST projects

POST Conducts “Child Abuse Investigation Course” Curriculum Review Workshop

On April 3-4, 2019, Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau conducted a workshop to review the POST-certified Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Program, “Child Abuse Investigation Course.”  Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) attending the workshop focused on contemporizing the curriculum content, design, instructional material, protocol, student learning goals and objectives. Additionally, the workshop analyzed methodologies designed to help instructors and class attendees, build interaction, engage in greater critical thinking dialogue, sharpen investigative competency and produce higher quality work products.  Presenters of the course have been invited to review the proposed curriculum modifications prior to final adoption and inclusion into the POST Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System.

Questions regarding the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) program, and related workshops may be directed to Charles Evans, Senior Law Enforcement Consultant, Training Programs Services Bureau at (916) 227-3902.

Recruit Training Officer Workshop

POST’s Basic Training Bureau conducted a Recruit Training Officer Workshop on April 23-26, 2019 in Garden Grove, CA.  The workshop was attended by 28 students, representing 17 different academies.  The workshop provides Recruit Training Officers with training in roles, responsibilities, legal concerns, leadership, and academy requirements.

Questions regarding the Recruit Training Officer workshop may be forwarded to Senior Consultant Steve Harding at (916) 227-2816.

Recruit Training Officer Workshop Recruit Training Officer Workshop 2

POST Hosts TLOC Conference

POST was the host site for the April 10, 2019 Terrorism Liaison Officer Coordinator (TLOC) Conference for the 34 counties of the Central California Intelligence Center (CCIC). Approximately 90 TLO Coordinators and representatives from 40 federal, state, local and private agencies were in attendance to collaborate on relevant homeland security issues.

Assistant Executive Director, Scott Loggins, delivered opening remarks and on behalf of POST expressed his gratitude for the service of the attendees in their continuing mission to protect our homeland. Summaries were presented by CCIC staff on current training opportunities available to the TLO community and a breakdown of significant regional suspicious activity reporting. Staff from the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) provided briefings on the threats posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists and highlighted contemporary challenges and advances by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

The conference included a general session wherein attendees were afforded the opportunity to meet and collaborate on issues of concern and discussions on training needs.

Questions regarding the TLOC Conference may be directed to Senior Consultant Dan Toomey, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-4887.

Meet the New POST Employee

Raymund Nanadiego
Law Enforcement Consultant I
Basic Training Bureau

Raymund Nanadiego

Raymund started his career as a police officer with the Cal State University Fullerton Police Department in 2003, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Family and Deviant Behavior.  After earning his Master of Arts degree in Psychology, he joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy and was assigned to general operations and Search and Rescue.  In 2011, he lateraled to California State Parks as a State Park Peace Officer.  He was assigned to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, the state beaches in Monterey from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to Zmudowski State Beach, and served as a sergeant, Field Training Officer, Arrest and Control Instructor, and Electronic Control Weapons Instructor.  His most recent assignment was Recruit Training Officer at the CA State Parks Law Enforcement Academy, where he also taught LD 18 Report Writing, LD 42 Cultural Diversity, and assisted with LD 33 Arrest and Control and LD 32 Lifetime Fitness.

Raymund has been assigned to the Basic Training Bureau as a Law Enforcement Consultant I.

Salina Littleton
Office Technician
Administrative Services Bureau

Salina Littleton

Salina joins POST from Santa Rosa, CA where she worked at Dry Creek Vineyard in Healdsburg, CA as the Wine Club Administrator for the last 13 years. Salina is assigned to the Human Resources office as an Office Technician.

Shreena Rai
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Strategic Communications and Research Bureau

Shreena Rai

Shreena Rai joins POST after two years with the Department of General Services as a Staff Service Analyst. She worked in their Risk Management Unit which entailed handling auto liability investigations and subrogation for all state agencies within the State of California. Shreena earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento.

Shreena has been assigned as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Strategic Communications & Research Bureau, working in the Certificates Unit.

Elizabeth Brenneman, Retired Annuitant
Program Technician III
Strategic Communications and Research Bureau

Elizabeth Brenneman

Elizabeth Brenneman retired in December 2012, after 27 years with the Department of Justice as a trainer in criminal records at the Division of Law Enforcement    Before her career at DOJ, she served in the US Navy and earned her AA Degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Sacramento City College, and a BA in Child Development from CSU Sacramento.  Elizabeth enjoys traveling to visit three of her four children who live out of the area in Virginia, Mexico and Australia.

Elizabeth joined POST on April 9, 2019 and is currently assigned as a Program Technician III (Retired Annuitant) in the Strategic Communications and Research Bureau, working in the Certificates Unit.

Barry Scarff, Retired Annuitant
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Administrative Services Bureau

Barry Scarff

Barry is a retired annuitant with 22 years of State service in accounting and budgets. Barry was a bank examiner for seven years at the CA Department of Business Oversight, a program manager for 12 years with the CA Health Facilities Financing Authority and worked as a budget officer for the State child care budget with the Department of Finance.

Barry has been assigned as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst, working in the Administrative Services Bureau.

Scotia Brosnan, Retired Annuitant
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Management Counseling and Projects Bureau

Scotia Brosnan

Scotia joins POST with state service background in the areas of accounting, billing of reimbursement contracts, grants, contracts, and collections on Notice of Liens.  People that know Scotia well, have heard her comment that the favorite juncture of her state career was working in a program where they developed a new grants program.  After enjoying nearly 22 years of state service, Scotia retired which provided more spare time to take her Labrador Retriever (Gunner) on more frequent walks!  Now that Gunner is a bit older, Scotia is enjoying her return to work as a retired annuitant, working in the Management Counseling and Projects Bureau.

Legislative Update

Status of Current Legislation

The following is Legislation assigned to POST in the 2019-20 session. Note: updates were made on 4/17/2019.


Bill # and Author Title and Summary Status of Bill

AB 165

Assembly Member Gabriel

Peace officer training: gun violence restraining orders.

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop and implement, on or before January 1, 2021, a course of training regarding gun violence restraining orders. The bill would require the course to be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers, on or before January 1, 2021, and would require the course or courses to include specified topics, including the process of filing a petition for gun violence restraining orders and situational training to assist officers in identifying when a gun violence restraining order is appropriate. 

Amended Date: 2/20/2019

Status: 3/20/2019-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

AB 243

Assembly Member Kamlager-Dove

Implicit bias.

Current law requires every peace officer to participate in expanded training prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training that includes and examines evidence-based patterns, practices, and protocols that make up racial and identity profiling, including implicit bias. Once basic training is completed, current law requires specified peace officers to complete a refresher course on racial and identity profiling at least every 5 years. This bill would require those peace officers currently required to take the refresher course every five years, and additional peace officers, as specified, to instead take 8 hours of refresher training on racial and identity profiling at least every 2 years.

Amended Date: 3/26/2019

Status: 3/27/2019-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. To be heard in committee on April 23. 

AB 301

Assembly Member Chu

Hate crime data collection and outreach

Would require the Department of Justice to carry out various duties relating to documenting and responding to hate crimes, including conducting reviews of all law enforcement agencies every 3 years to evaluate the accuracy of hate crime data provided and agencies’ hate crime policies, implementing a school-based program in conjunction with school districts and local law enforcement agencies aimed at educating students regarding how to report all suspected hate crimes to prevent future hate crimes, and submitting specified hate crime reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in the national crime repository for crime data. The bill would also include a statement of legislative findings and declarations.

Amended Date: 3/26/2019

Status: 3/27/2019-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

AB 332

Assembly Member Lackey

Peace officers: training.

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, on or before April 1, 2021, to submit a report to the Legislature and Governor with specified data relating to students’ completion of training at academies for peace officers and the availability of remedial training, including, among other things, the number of students who received one or more opportunities for remedial training for a learning domain. The bill would also require the report to include, among other things, a review of academies’ practices regarding training remediation and a discussion of whether the commission finds that minimum standards for an appropriate level of remedial training should be established.


Amended Date: 03/18/2019

Status: 4/10/2019 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to Appr. suspense file

AB 339

Assembly Member Irwin

Gun violence restraining orders: law enforcement procedures.

Current law authorizes an immediate family member to petition the court for an ex parte temporary gun violence restraining order. Existing law authorizes a court, after notice and hearing, to issue a gun violence restraining order for a period of one year which may be renewed, as specified. This bill would require each law enforcement agency to develop and adopt written policies and standards regarding the use of gun violence restraining orders. 

Amended Date: 03/6/2019

Status: 3/20/2019-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file

AB 392

Assembly Member Weber

Peace Officers: deadly force

Would redefine the circumstances under which a homicide by a peace officer is deemed justifiable to include when the killing is in self-defense or the defense of another, consistent with the existing legal standard for self-defense, or when the killing is necessary to prevent the escape of a fleeing felon whose immediate apprehension is necessary to prevent death or serious injury. The bill would additionally bar the use of this defense if the peace officer acted in a criminally negligent manner that caused the death, including if the officer’s criminally negligent actions created the necessity for the use of deadly force.

Amended Date: 03/27/2019

Status: 4/10/2019-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (April 9). Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

AB 680 

Assembly Member Chu

Public safety dispatchers: mental health training.

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to adopt 2 mental health training courses for local public safety dispatchers that cover specified topics, including recognizing indicators of mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or substance use disorders, and conflict resolution and deescalation techniques. The bill would require the basic training course to consist of a minimum of 4 hours and the continuing training course to consist of a minimum of one hour.

Amended Date: 03/28/2019

Status: 4/1/2019-Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

AB 837

Assembly Member Holden

Peace officers: training: hate crimes.

Would require each local law enforcement agency to require peace officers to attend periodic training in the investigation of hate crimes, using the most recent POST training materials, and would authorize each agency to make the training culturally relevant to the community served by that agency. The bill would require POST to develop guidelines and establish standards for the frequency of that periodic training. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Amended Date: 3/21/2019

Status: 4/3/2019-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

AB 855

Assembly Member McCarty

Department of Justice: law enforcement policies on the use of deadly force

Would require the Attorney General to convene a task force, as specified, to study the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers and to develop recommendations, including a model written policy, for law enforcement agencies.

Amended Date: 3/19/2019

Status: 3/20/2019-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S

AB 1052

Assembly Member Chu

Peace officer training: hate crimes.

Current law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to develop and implement a course of instruction and training for specified peace officers on the topic of hate crimes. Existing law requires that training to be implemented into the basic course and requires, as specified, all state and local law enforcement agencies to provide the training to all peace officers they employ. This bill would require the basic course curriculum on the topic of hate crimes to include the viewing of a specified video course developed by POST.

Introduced Date: 2/21/2019

Status: 4/10/2019-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

AB 1071

Assembly Member Limon

Evidence Based Policing Pilot Program

Would establish an evidence-based policing pilot program within the Department of Justice to gather data and analyze data on the efficacy of evidence-based policing programs. The bill would require the department to convene a task force to design a pilot program that would operate in 3 cities or counties, as specified, would provide training to management and supervisory police personnel on the implementation of evidence-based policing, as defined, and would gather crime-related data from those cities or counties for a period of 2 years during which evidence-based policing practices are implemented.

Introduced Date: 4/12/2019

Status: 4/12/2019-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

AB 1170

Assembly Member Frazier

Peace officer training: intellectual and developmental disabilities

Current law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to establish a continuing education classroom training course related to law enforcement interaction with mentally disabled persons and to make the course available to law enforcement agencies in California. This bill would require the commission, on or before January 1, 2021, and in consultation with the State Department of Developmental Services, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and representatives of community colleges, to incorporate in-person training provided by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities into that training course.

Amended Date: 03/21/2019

Status: 4/10/2019-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 9). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

SB 230

Senator Caballero

Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies

Would require each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to force when feasible, specific guidelines for the application of deadly force, and factors for evaluating and reviewing all use of force incidents, among other things. The bill would require each agency to make their use of force policy accessible to the public. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

Introduced Date: 04/11/2019

Status: 2/21/2019-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

SB 273

Senator Rubio

Domestic violence.

Current law makes the infliction of corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon specified victims, including, among others, the offender’s spouse or former spouse, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or a fine of up to $6,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. This bill would authorize prosecution for that crime to be commenced within 20 years under certain circumstances, including if the state becomes aware of audio or video recording, photographs, or written or electronic communication that provides evidence sufficient to charge the perpetrator or if the perpetrator confesses to the offense.

Amended Date: 4/11/2019

Status: 4/11/2019-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

SB 338

Senator Hueso

Senior and disability victimization: law enforcement policies

Would eliminate the duty imposed on long-term care ombudsman programs to revise or include in their policy manuals specified information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse. The bill would also authorize local law enforcement agencies to adopt a policy regarding senior and disability victimization, as defined. The bill would require, if a local law enforcement agency adopts or revises a policy regarding senior and disability victimization on or after October 1, 2020, that the policy include specified provisions, including those related to enforcement and training.

Amended Date: 3/25/2019

Status: 4/2/2019-VOTE: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Human Services] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar

SB 390

Senator Umberg

School districts and community college districts: school security officers and security guards

Under current law, every school security officer employed by a school district or community college district, and every security guard working on the property of a school district or community college district pursuant to a contract with a private licensed security agency, who works more than 20 hours a week as a school security officer or security guard is required to complete a course of training developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. This bill would require those school security officers and security guards to complete that training course regardless of the number of hours worked per week.

Amended Date: 3/25/2019

Status: 4/2/2019-Set for hearing April 24.

SB 399

Senator Atkins

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Current law establishes in the Department of Justice a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Current law requires the Governor to appoint members to the commission 2 of whom are required to be members of the public who are not peace officers. This bill would require the President pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly to each appoint a member of the commission who is not a peace officer.

Introduced Date: 2/20/2019

Status: 4/2/2019-Set for hearing April 9


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