POST Monthly Report

August 2019

Keeping you up to date on POST projects

Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) Update

On February 4, 2019, POST announced in Bulletin 2019-08 (pdf) the new, electronic Training Reimbursement Request (eTRR) submission process which was designed to simplify and speed up the TRR submission process and reduce the staff effort at POST as well as the agency.  During the transition period (February 4, 2019 through June 30, 2019), POST accepted either paper TRRs or eTRR submissions.  Beginning July 1, 2019, POST began only accepting eTRRs and has begun returning paper TRRs received after July 1, 2019 to the submitting agency, with directions to re-submit via the eTRR system. 

In June 2019, POST hired a second Program Technician III to assist in processing the remaining paper TRRs from Fiscal Years 2017/18 and 2018/19, as well as those submitted in the eTRR system.  Including TRRs processed in April, May and June 2019, and eTRRs processed in June and July 2019, the totals transmitted for payment to the State Controller’s Office in July 2019 were as follows:

                Total TRRs:          17,989 (eTRRs: 5,460 and TRRs: 12,529)

                Total $:                  $5,918,184

Questions regarding POST reimbursements may be directed to Scott Campbell, Administrative Services Bureau Chief at (916) 227-2824, or Tracy Contreras, POST Fiscal Services Manager at (916) 227-3907.

POST Conducts Basic Course Certification Review

POST Conducts BCCR
POST Conducts BCCR

The POST Basic Training Bureau conducted a Basic Course Certification Review of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Basic Academy from July 22-26, 2019. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is the largest presenter of the Basic Academy Course. The Sheriff’s Department currently conducts five academies at a time at three different locations. The Basic Course Certification Review ensures quality, integrity, and safety of entry-level peace officer training in California.

Questions regarding the Basic Course Certification Review may be directed to Senior Law Enforcement Consultant, Steve Harding at (916) 227-2816.

Use of Force Legal Update – Special Video

In response to Assembly Bill 392 - Peace officers: deadly force, which was signed by the Governor on August 19, 2019, POST is creating a short-form special video program entitled, Use of Force Legal Update. Members of the POST Commission and Executive Staff, along with California District Attorneys, met in August to develop speaking points and content for the program in order to provide the field with an understanding of the new law. This streaming video will be released in the Fall of 2019 and will be accessible to California peace officers through the POST Learning Portal.  

Questions regarding this program may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Michael Barnes at (916) 227-3454.   

Innovations Grant Program

In the ongoing effort to support innovations in training, leverage unique partnerships with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders, and to address pressing issues between law enforcement and the communities they serve, POST is pleased to announce the next phase in the Innovations Grant Program.

This three-year program is directly targeted at partnerships between community-based nonprofits and law enforcement organizations. Beginning in January 2019, applications were solicited and up to $200,000 in grant funding became available for organizations interested in developing and providing training or workshops to California law enforcement in one of five topic areas: Implicit Bias, Use of Force and De-escalation, Cultural Diversity and Awareness, Community Policing, or Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement Officers. On August 1, 2019, POST launched a second round of funding to exhaust the remaining funds, and this effort is specifically targeted at community based non-profit groups. 

Information regarding the Innovations Grant Program, including the application process, documents, and deadlines, is available on the POST Website.

POST Attends Special Academy Graduation Ceremony

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POST Attends Special Academy Graduation Ceremony 3
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POST Attends Special Academy Graduation Ceremony 2
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POST Attends Special Academy Graduation Ceremony 1

On August 23, 2019, staff from the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau attended an academy graduation ceremony for Class 201 held at the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. Staff were present to support the academy and to celebrate the graduation of Ashley Freyer, daughter of Regional Consultant Eddie Freyer. Ashley received a certificate for “Top Scenario Skills Testing.” Ashley was hired by the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety and was scheduled to start her field training on the following Monday. Other academy graduates were hired by Cotati Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department, and the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department. 

Please contact Bureau Chief Ralph Brown, regarding this event, at (916) 227-4552

Training Manager Course Presented In Dana Point

On August 6-8, 2019, 23 students attended the 24-hour Training Managers Course presented by CSU Long Beach, Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. The course is designed for newly assigned training managers. Topics include: the training manager’s role, developing and implementing a training plan, POST – the organization, legal issues associated with training, and training records management. POST staff presented information on the POST website, the Learning Portal, course certification, POST regulations, and agency compliance inspections. Additionally, instruction was provided on how to implement and manage a training plan for your agency, and an attorney presented on legal liability and training.

Please contact CSU Long Beach, Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training at (562) 985-4940, and visit their Courses and Seminars Website to register for future courses.

Questions regarding the course may be directed to Senior Consultant Christine Ford, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0472.

POST Tours New Training Facility in San Pablo

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POST Tours New Training Facility in San Pablo 3
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POST Tours New Training Facility in San Pablo 2
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POST Tours New Training Facility in San Pablo 1

On August 22, 2019, Bureau Chief Ralph Brown presented a POST update at the Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Manager’s Association meeting. After the meeting, Ralph was invited to tour the new San Pablo Police Department Training facility. The facility is located in a strip mall, offering plenty of parking and nearby restaurants. The 8,909 square foot training space opened in February 2019, and offers a large classroom setting, force options simulator, and a matted defensive tactics training area. 45 gun lockers were added for professional staff and in-service training. The training facility also has a break room and restroom. 

Since opening, San Pablo PD has hosted numerous courses including: Arrest and Control in-service training, Active Shooter & Workplace Violence training, and Driver Awareness training, to name a few. They also assist with scenario training for the community college academy classes. Many thanks to the City of San Pablo and Chief Ron Raman for their commitment to enhancing the professionalism of law enforcement in the community they serve.  

Please contact Bureau Chief Ralph Brown, regarding this article, at (916) 227-4552

Law Enforcement Hiring Strategies; the Value in Exercising Strategic Foresight

In a recent article published in Police Chief Magazine entitled “Police Hiring in the #MeToo Era,” Command College graduate Lt. Maria Munayer shared her perspective on the perceived crisis of public trust and confidence law enforcement faces in the wake of highly publicized incidents that call into question the legitimacy of the profession. While U.S. law enforcement leaders have acknowledged the need to diversify their agencies to reflect the communities they serve, in addition to addressing the need for an ethnically diverse workforce, there is another glaring reality in the lack of diversity in policing—the lack of women in their ranks. Lt. Munayer argues that agency executives should consider exercising strategic foresight to anticipate the long-term impact of major social and cultural movements on their hiring and retention strategies, including the #MeToo and other social change movements. Author Maria Munayer is a POST Command College Graduate of Class 64, and currently serves as a lieutenant for the Pleasanton Police Department.

The Commission on POST Command College is an accredited 14-month program designed to prepare law enforcement leaders of today for the challenges of the future. The program focuses on the development of strategic foresight, identifying emerging issues and providing proactive response, trend analysis, stakeholder engagement and information sharing to address pending community needs, the impact of procedural justice and social systems on a global society

For questions regarding this article or Command College, please contact Training Program Services Bureau Senior Law Enforcement Consultant Joe Sampson at (916) 227-3896.

POST Passes the Headset

POST welcomed Rosanna McKinney as a public safety management fellow in January 2013. What started as a temporary assignment became a seven-year commitment to provide much needed guidance for California public safety dispatch (PSD) hiring and training standards. On July 1, 2019, Rosanna retired from POST to enjoy life with her family in Idaho.  

Special Consultant Virginia Tomek will be assuming Rosanna’s role at POST.  Virginia brings 33 years of communications experience with the Oakland Police Department.  During her employment with Oakland PD, Virginia served as a PSD, Communications Training Officer, supervisor, and communications training manager. Virginia is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Program and brings practical experience as a facilitator, instructor, and course designer. She has managed POST programs for Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. Virginia’s role at POST will include updating dispatcher courses, development of new training, leading the PSD advisory boards, and advising POST on upcoming needs of the dispatch community.

For more information or dispatch related questions, please contact Training Program Services Special Consultant Virginia Tomek at (916) 227-4828.

Public Safety Dispatcher Supervisors (PSDS) Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) Pilot Program Open Enrollment starts September 30, 2019

In the fiscal year 2018/19, POST began a pilot program of including PSDS into SBSLI. The intent of the pilot is to provide dispatch supervisors with the opportunity to attend leadership training and to integrate sergeants and dispatch supervisors to holistically explore the challenges faced by law enforcement.

Beginning September 30, 2019, POST will begin accepting applications for PSDS to attend Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) courses for fiscal year 2019/20.  There are a limited number of positions available, so please enroll early. Open enrollment will end on October 30, 2019.

Agencies may submit SBSLI applications for PSDS electronically via the Internet using the POST Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Please read Bulletin 2019-26 (pdf) for details.

For questions regarding PSDS’ SBSLI Pilot Program, please contact Senior Law Enforcement Consultant Jim Katapodis at (916) 227-3467.

Quality Assessment Program (QAP) Evaluations Are In Progress

The Quality Assessment Program utilizes subject matter experts to evaluate POST certified courses for content and delivery. Emphasis is placed on delivering current, relevant curriculum in a manner conducive to adult learning. QAP evaluated several courses in August 2019. These courses were: Penal Code (PC) section 832 Firearms, PC 832 Arrest, Field Training Officer, Tactical Communication Instructor, Crisis Intervention and Behavioral Health Instructor, Interview and Interrogation, Supervisor Leadership Institute, and Law Enforcement Driving Simulator Instructor. Emphasis is placed on facilitation of adult learning to improve student learning outcomes. The use of a PowerPoint driven lecture is discouraged, and instructors needing to enhance their classroom environment management skills will be referred to courses available at the POST Instructor Development Institute (IDI). IDI offers four levels of instructor development, with many courses available to learn specialized skills like facilitation. Students attending IDI may reach the level of Master Instructor. The master instructor program presents an opportunity for students to develop a course from the ground up under the guidance of experts in the field of curriculum development and learning. The program culminates with a pilot presentation of the new course and a graduation with peers. Currently IDI is offered in San Diego, CA by the Government Training Agency (GTA). Coming soon to northern California as an IDI presenter is South Bay Public Safety Training Consortium (SBPSTC). SBPSTC will be offering courses in Monterey, CA.

If you have any questions regarding QAP, please contact Senior Law Enforcement Consultant Mike Radford at (916) 227-3925 or Special Consultant Tamara Baarts, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-7357.

Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) Open Enrollment until September 25, 2019

SBSLI is a leadership development course specifically designed for sergeants. It provides a dynamic environment of facilitated learning where sergeants from across the State of California come together to explore the challenges they face as line level leaders. Highlights of the program include a visit to the Museum of Tolerance to meet survivors of the Holocaust, and a project designed to navigate successful organizational change. Many graduates of SBSLI have found the experience to be profound, reaching new levels in their ability to lead and forming lifetime friendships.  The course consists of 3 days a month for 8 months, culminating with a final project, and graduation with their peers, agency representatives and family.

POST has been authorized to host 22 Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) classes for fiscal year 2019/20. Due to the large number of courses available, POST has removed the limit of 5 sergeants from each agency. For this fiscal year, there is no limit to the number of qualified sergeants an agency may request to enroll.

The SBSLI Open Enrollment period is July 25 – September 25, 2019. 

Please refer to Bulletin 2019-15 (pdf) for details.

For questions regarding SBSLI, contact Senior Consultant Jim Katapodis at (916) 227-3467.

POST Conducts Quality Assessment Evaluation on Stress Management Class

In August of 2019, the Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau conducted a quality assurance evaluation on Stress Management, (CCN 1013-22322) presented by Kim Turner, LLC, and hosted by the Anaheim Police Department. The pilot course was facilitated by the very knowledgeable team of Kim Turner, Communications Administrator, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and Dr. Michelle Lilly, PsyD, Professor Northern Illinois University. Dr. Lilly specializes in trauma exposure for dispatchers and other first responders. Students attending benefited from the professional combination of Kim Turner’s facilitation skills, paired with Dr. Lilly’s scientific knowledge of the material. The class is designed to help students incorporate the knowledge and skills they learned in class into their daily lives for long term benefits. This included a commitment to using several tools to cope with repetitive and cumulative stress.

For more information please contact Training Program Services Special Consultant Virginia Tomek at (916) 227-4828.

Training Program Services Bureau Hosts “Principle Policing: Procedural Justice and Implicit Biased (PP: PJ&IB) Collaboratory Workshop.”

On August 28-29, 2019, POST Training Program Services (TPS) Bureau, will host a “Principle Policing: Procedural Justice and Implicit Biased (PP: PJ&IB) Collaboratory Workshop”. Subject Matter Experts from throughout the state of California, Professional Policing Agencies, will convene to modify the instructional design of the existing in-service “PP: PJ&IB course,” for presentation in the Academy Regular Basic Course (RBC). The revised course and corresponding student workbook will be designed to maximize student learning, incorporate adult experiential learning theory, and hold students accountable for their learning. The curricula will continue to focus on the five crucial modules supporting police legitimacy: (1) Introduction to Procedural Justice and Implicit Bias, (2) Interactive Nature of Procedural Justice, (3) Expectations and Legitimacy, (4) Procedural Justice, (5) Historical and Generational Effects of Policing, and (5) Implicit Bias.  

For further information regarding this Workshop, contact Mike Radford, Senior Consultant, Training Program Services at (916) 227-3925.  

Meet the New POST Employees

Tri Vo

Tri Vo

Information Technology Associate
Computer Services Bureauu

Tri comes from Thunder Valley’s IT department where they have AAA four diamond standards in customer service. He was promoted to work for the tribal government UAIC in 2017. While working, he has also gone back to school at ARC and completed an AS in Computer Network Management. Tri is now in POST’s Computer Services Bureau as helpdesk support.  

Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis

Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Basic Training Bureau

Bill comes to us from El Cerrito Police Department where he served as a Property and Evidence Specialist. Prior to ECPD, Bill worked for Menlo Park Police Department where he managed the Photo Enforcement “Red Light Violation” division. Bill is assigned as an AGPA to the Basic Training Bureau. 

Robert Ziglar

Robert Ziglar

Law Enforcement Consultant II (Retired Annuitant)
Training Program Services Bureau

Bob comes to us from the Central California Intelligence Center where he was the Training Liaison Officer manager. Prior to that Bob was a Bureau Chief here at POST. Bob’s experience includes being a Sgt. at Capitola PD, an academy Director at South Bay Regional, the Director of Public Safety Training at Cabrillo College and ten years here at POST. Bob is assigned as a Law Enforcement II Retired Annuitant in the Training Program Services Bureau.  

Michelle Weiler

Michelle Weiler

Staff Services Manager I
Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau

Michelle comes to us from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations where she was a curriculum designer working on courses for Basic Supervision. Prior to CDCR, she worked with the LAPD where her last assignment was as a Department Liaison to POST and a supervisor in the Instructional Design Unit. Michelle has a Doctorate in General Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Michelle is assigned as a Staff Services Manager I in the Training, Delivery and Compliance Bureau. 

Legislative Update

Status of Current Legislation

The following is Legislation assigned to POST in the 2019-20 session. (Updated 8/23/2019)


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 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: 5/16/2019

Status: 7/8/2019-In committee: Referred to APPR. 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 5 years, and additional peace officers, as specified, to instead take refresher training on racial and identity profiling, including the understanding of implicit bias and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies, at least every 2 years. 

Amended Date: 4/22/2019

Status: 8/12/2019-In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file. 

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: 5/17/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/1/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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.

Enrolled : 8/20/2019

Status:8/19/2019-Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling

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.

Chaptered: 8/19/2019   

Status: 8/19/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 170, Statutes of 2019

AB 524

Assembly Member Bigelow

Peace officers: deputy sheriffs

Under current law, in certain counties, a deputy sheriff, who is employed to perform duties exclusively or initially relating to custodial assignments with responsibilities for maintaining the operations of county custodial facilities, is a peace officer whose authority extends to any place in the state only while engaged in the performance of the duties of the officer’s employment and for the purpose of carrying out the primary function of employment relating to the officer’s custodial assignments, or when performing other law enforcement duties directed by the officer’s employing agency during a local state of emergency. This bill would include a deputy sheriff employed by the County of Del Norte, the County of Mono, or the County of San Mateo within that definition of peace officers.

Amended: 5/6/2019 

Status: 7/1/2019-In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file

AB 680 

Assembly Member Chu

Public safety dispatchers: mental health training.

Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, on or before January 1, 2021, to develop mental health training courses for state and local public safety dispatchers, incorporated in the dispatchers’ basic training course and as a continuing training course, 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 commission to develop these courses in consultation with specified groups and individuals

Amended Date: 8/12/2019

Status: 8/19/2019-In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

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: 5/17/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (May become 2-year bill)

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: 4/26/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2).  (May become 2-year bill)

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: 8/12/2019-S. 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: 4/26/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2).  (May become 2-year bill)

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:  5/17/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). May be acted upon January 2020.

AB 1185

Assembly Member McCarty

Officer oversight: sheriff oversight board.

Would authorize a county to establish a sheriff oversight board, either by action of the board of supervisors or through a vote of county residents. The bill would authorize a sheriff oversight board to issue a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum when deemed necessary to investigate a matter within the jurisdiction of the board. The bill would authorize a county to establish an office of the inspector general to assist the board with its supervisorial duties, as provided

Introduced Date: 02/21/2019

Status: 7/3/2019-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

SB 230

Senator Caballero

Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies

Would, by no later than January 1, 2021, require each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing deescalation 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: 06/26/2019

Status: 7/3/2019-July 3 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file

SB 273

Senator Rubio

Domestic violence.

Summary: 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 8 years under certain circumstances, including if the state becomes aware of an audio or video recording, photographs, or a written or electronic communication that provides evidence sufficient to charge the perpetrator or if the perpetrator confesses to the offense.

Amended Date: 07/11/2019

Status: 8/14/2019-August 14 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file

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: 06/17/2019

Status: 7/10/2019-Read second time. Ordered to third reading

SB 390

Senator Umberg

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

Would require school security officers employed by a school district, charter school, county office of education, or community college district, commencing July 1, 2021, and security guards working on the property of a school district, charter school, county office of education, or community college district, to complete that training course regardless of the number of hours worked per week. The bill would require school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts to provide the training required for their school security officer employees during regular work hours, except as specified. By imposing additional duties on school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Amended Date: 06/20/2019

Status: 7/10/2019-July 10 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file.

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: 6/27/2019-Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

SB 781

Committee on Public Safety

Public Safety Omnibus

Current law requires an employer to disclose employment information, as defined, about an applicant not currently employed as a peace officer or an applicant for a position other than sworn peace officer within a law enforcement agency. Current law requires the employment information to be kept confidential, but authorizes disclosure between the initial requesting law enforcement agency and another authorized law enforcement agency that is also conducting a peace officer background investigation. This bill would authorize disclosure of employment information by the initial requesting law enforcement agency and another authorized law enforcement agency conducting a background investigation on a law enforcement agency applicant that is not a peace officer.

Enrolled: 8/22/2019

Status: 8/22/2019-Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.


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