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POST Monthly Report

May 2021

Keeping you up to date on POST projects

Retirement of a Learning Portal Self-Paced Course

Due to changes in the Perishable Skills Program (PSP) mandate for Tactical and Interpersonal Communications, the POST Learning Portal’s Tactical Communication self-paced training course will be retired on June 30, 2021. A new self-paced training that meets the new PSP mandate for Strategic Communications is in development and will be available later this year. Upon completion, this course will offer two hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) credit, and in addition will meet the PSP mandate. Please see Bulletin 2021-15 for more information on the PSP updates.

Note: The Portal currently has a facilitated training video called Strategic Communications, but it will not meet the new Strategic Communications/PSP mandate as of July 1, 2021. It can, however, continue to be used for general Continuing Professional Training (CPT) or as an instructor resource.

Questions regarding the new communications course may be directed to Information Technology Specialist Rayanne Rogers, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-3912.

The Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Virtual Detective Symposium

On May 11-13, 2021, the POST Training Program Services Bureau and the Computer Services Bureau presented the first-ever virtual ICI Detective Symposium, which was attended by approximately 1,200 participants. The purpose of the symposium was to provide training on emerging trends in law enforcement and to enhance knowledge of investigative strategies, techniques, and resources to detectives and other investigators throughout the state while encouraging networking. A sampling of the agenda included a keynote speech from Ed Smart (father of Elizabeth Smart) on Communicating with Families in Trauma, and workshops on Undercover Jail Operations and Forensic Genetic Genealogy, just to name a few. POST appreciates the contributions from the following officers and their agencies, which played an indispensable role in developing the agenda for the symposium:

  • Sergeant Christopher Pacheco, Napa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Jason Hail, Butte County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Rob Peters, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Neal Cooney, Fresno Police Department
  • Sergeant Brian Burke, San Francisco Police Department
  • Sergeant Noe Cortez, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Intelligence Analyst Aaron Edens, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
  • Detective Pamela Nelson, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Detective Patrick Woolweaver, Ontario Police Department
  • Investigator Patrick Samosky, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Detective Adrienne Hamilton, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Detective Adrian Garcia, Long Beach Police Department, 400 W. Broadway
  • Investigator KC Calder, Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Detective Tiffany Townsend, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Additional information regarding the ICI Program can be found on the POST ICI webpage. Questions may also be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant Gerald Fernandez, Training Program Services Bureau, (916) 227-3933.

POST Hosts Scenario Manager Course

On April 27-30, 2021, the POST Basic Training Bureau hosted a 24-hour Scenario Manager Course in Garden Grove, CA. This course is required for basic academy scenario managers, prior to their management of scenario testing. Twenty-four attendees, representing eighteen basic academies from throughout the state, were in attendance. During the course, attendees were instructed about scenario competencies, test development, testing and remedial training requirements, and scenario test security protocols.

Questions regarding the Scenario Manager Course may be directed to Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) Anita Finner, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-3901.

24-hour Scenario Manager Course in Garden Grove, CA

POST Now Accepting Online Payments for Meeting Room Reservations

Beginning May 17, 2021, POST is providing an electronic payment capability for meeting room reservations at the West Sacramento POST Headquarters. Various state agencies and organizations holding meetings and conferences in POST facilities may send payment in advance using Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.

Make online payments for POST services.

Questions related to online payments may be directed to Computer Services Bureau Chief Colin O’Keefe at (916) 227-4804. General information regarding meeting room reservations and availability may be directed to the POST front desk at (916) 227-3909.

Training Coordinator Course Presented in Garden Grove

On May 27-28, 2021, students attended the 16-hour Training Coordinator Course hosted by CSU Long Beach, Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training and instructed by POST staff. The course is designed for assigned Training Managers/Coordinators. Topics include the Training Manager’s role, navigating the POST Website and EDI, understanding the mandatory and legislative training requirements, identifying training resources on the Learning Portal, and the process of course certification.

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

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

PC 832 Presenter Workshop

On May 11-12, 2021, the POST Basic Training Bureau (BTB) facilitated a 12-hour PC 832 Presenter Workshop in Garden Grove, CA. The workshop provided attendees with information on how to certify and maintain PC 832 courses to include expanded course outlines, test security and policy, guidelines for student safety, testing, POST Regulations, and course coordination.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Law Enforcement Consultant Carrie Hollar, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4661.

PC 832 Presenter Workshop in Garden Grove, CA

New Video Highlights Recent Changes to POST Use of Force Standards & Guidelines

POST released a brief update video, “POST Use of Force Standards and Guidelines Policy Update,” which highlights various aspects of the recently revised POST Use of Force Standards and Guidelines publication while emphasizing individual, supervisory, and agency responsibilities. Along with agency policy requirements, the 15-minute video reviews the effects of recent legislation and contemporary expectations of the communities served by local agencies. Segments include: Introduction, Before Incident, During Incident, After Incident, and Transparency and Training. The program is available exclusively as a streaming video on the POST Learning Portal. The POST Use of Force Standards and Guidelines publication includes the statewide minimum standards law enforcement executives are now required to incorporate into their agency’s use of force policy.

Questions regarding the new update video may be directed to Nick Muyo, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 227-3454. POST Bulletin 2021-04 provides more information about the update to the POST Use of Force Standards and Guidelines.

POST Hosts Instructor Standards Advisory Council Meeting

On May 4, 2021, members of the POST Instructor Standards Advisory Council (ISAC) held their second meeting of the year via Zoom. Topics that were discussed included reviewing the current Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC) curriculum, replacement of an out-of-print textbook, qualifications on who should teach the AICC course, and the increased use of the Quality Assessment Program (QAP) to assist current instructors on how to enhance the facilitation of the course. The next meeting is scheduled for September 8-9, 2021 in Sacramento, CA.

Questions regarding this article may be directed to Law Enforcement Consultant William Baldwin, Training Program Services, (916) 227-4263.

POST Conducts First PC 832 BCCR

The POST Basic Training Bureau recently conducted its first PC 832 Basic Course Certification Review (BCCR) with the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center. The BCCR ensures the quality, integrity, and safety of entry-level peace officer training in California. POST ensures all certified PC 832 presenters comply with Penal and Government Codes related to POST, California Code of Regulations (Title 11, Division 2) and POST Training Procedures.

For more information regarding the PC 832 BCCR, please contact Law Enforcement Consultant Carrie Hollar, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4661.

Regional Training Managers Meeting

As we start to emerge from the limitations on in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau has continued to engage our agencies by providing information and training in an online format.

On May 13th, more than 35 Training Managers from throughout the Central Valley met with POST Regional Consultants for an online regional Training Manager’s meeting. POST Consultants continue to work with the California Association of Police Training Officers in the Central Valley to answers questions and provide information on POST-related topics.

Topics covered in the meeting included the upcoming changes to the POST Perishable Skills Program (PSP), encompassing course content updates, changes in PSP-Communications, and the future addition of a Use of Force component. Additionally, the changes to Regulation 1056 involving the recertification of courses every other year was addressed.

Questions relating to regional Training Manager groups or online course options can be directed to your Regional Law Enforcement Consultant.

POST Offers Second Online Presentation of the Supervisory Train-the-Trainer Course

POST has successful presented the second Supervisory Train-the-Trainer Course online due to existing COVID-19 restrictions. This 40-hour course certifies instructors and provides information and strategies to present the 80-hour Supervisory Course.

The students were introduced to the Supervisory Course Network and the updated course content, which integrates the laws related to the Use of Force and Principled Policing concepts into various modules. Expert facilitators provided instruction on presentation skills, class management, and facilitating adult learning.

All of the students successfully completed the course and are now certified to facilitate the POST Supervisory Course.

The Training Program Services Bureau will be scheduling additional classes, beginning in July or August, for the additional students on the list. For questions regarding Supervisory Train-the-Trainer Course, please contact Senior Consultant Jim Katapodis, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 204-5587.

Meet the New POST Employees

Ashley Matteoni
Office Technician (Typing) 
Basic Training Bureau

Ashley Matteoni

Ashley comes to us from the California State Prison where she worked as an Office Technician in the Nursing Education department. While at the California State Prison she also worked as the Medical IT Coordinator and BLS Training Scheduler. Ashley is assigned as the Office Technician (Typing) in the Basic Training Bureau.

Alexis "Lexi" Hudson
Staff Services Analyst 
Basic Training Bureau

Alexis

Lexi comes from the California Air Resources Board where she was the Office Technician in the Research Division. She served as the front office Admin Staff and the assistant to the Division Chief for 2+ years. Lexi is assigned as a Staff Services Analyst in the Basic Training Bureau.

Krista Saksena
Office Technician (Typing)
Human Resources 

Krista Saksena

Krista has been a stay-at-home mother for the past 6 years and recently decided to return to the workforce part-time. Prior to staying home to care for her children, Krista was a Behavior Analyst that designed in-home and center-based therapy programming for children on the Autism spectrum. Krista is assigned as an Office Technician in Human Resources. 

Jennifer Dwyer
Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
Management Counseling and Projects Bureau 

Jennifer Dwyer

Jennifer joins us with more than 15 years of experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher, most recently with the Elk Grove Police Department. Jennifer is assigned as the Staff Services Manager I Specialist in the Management Counseling and Projects Bureau.

Legislative Update

Status of Current Legislation

The following is legislation POST is monitoring in the 2021-22 session. This is not a complete list of legislation that could affect law enforcement.  (Updated 5/25/2021)

Bill # and Author Title and Summary Status of Bill

AB 17

Assembly Member Cooper

Peace officers: disqualification from employment

Would disqualify a person from being a peace officer if the person has been discharged from the military for committing an offense that would have been a felony if committed in California or if the person has been certified as a peace officer and has had that certification revoked by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Amended: 1/12/2021

Status: 4/30/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was PUB. S. on 1/11/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2022)

AB 26

Assembly Member Holden

Peace officers: use of force

Would require those law enforcement policies to require those officers to immediately report potential excessive force, and to intercede when present and observing an officer using excessive force, as defined. The bill would additionally require those policies to, among other things, prohibit retaliation against officers that report violations of law or regulation of another officer to a supervisor, as specified, and to require that an officer who fails to intercede be disciplined in the same manner as the officer who used excessive force. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Amended Date: 3/25/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

AB 48

Assembly Member Gonzalez, Lorena

Law enforcement: kinetic energy projectiles and chemical agents

Would prohibit the use of kinetic energy projectiles or chemical agents by any law enforcement agency to disperse any assembly, protest, or demonstration, except in compliance with specified standards set by the bill, and would prohibit their use solely due to a violation of an imposed curfew, verbal threat, or noncompliance with a law enforcement directive. The bill would include in the standards for the use of kinetic energy projectiles and chemical agents to disperse gatherings the requirement that, among other things, those weapons only be used to defend against a threat to life or serious bodily injury to any individual, including a peace officer.

Amended Date: 3/16/2021

Status 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

AB 57

Assembly Member Gabriel

Hate crimes

Current law requires any local law enforcement agency that adopts or updates a hate crime policy to include specified information in that policy, including information on bias motivation.This bill would include a statement of legislative findings and declarations and require the basic course curriculum on the topic of hate crimes to be developed in consultation with subject matter experts, as specified, and to include the viewing of a specified video course developed by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The bill would also require POST to make the video available via the online learning portal, and would require all peace officers to complete specified training materials no later than January 1, 2023. The bill would require POST to develop and periodically update an interactive course on hate crimes for in-service peace officers, and require officers to take the course every 6 years.

Amended Date: 5/24/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

AB 60

Assembly Member Salas

Law enforcement

Would disqualify a person from being employed as a peace officer if that person has been convicted of, or has been adjudicated by a military tribunal as having committed an offense that would have been a felony if committed in this state. The bill would also disqualify any person who has been certified as a peace officer by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and has had that certification revoked by the commission.

Amended Date: 3/16/2021

Status: 4/30/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was PUB. S. on 1/11/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2022)

AB 89

Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

Peace officers: minimum qualifications

Current law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including age and education requirements. This bill would increase the minimum qualifying age from 18 to 25 years of age. This bill would permit an individual under 25 years of age to qualify for employment as a peace officer if the individual has a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The bill would provide legislative findings in support of the measure.

Amended Date: 2/17/2021

Status: 4/29/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading

AB 118

Assembly Member Kamlager

Emergency services: community response: grant program

Would, until January 1, 2026, enact the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems Act or the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act for the purpose of creating, implementing, and evaluating the 3-year C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program, which the act would establish. The bill would require the office to establish rules and regulations for the program with the goal of making grants to community organizations, over 3 years, for the purpose of expanding the participation of community organizations in emergency response for specified vulnerable populations. The bill would require that grantees receive a minimum award of $250,000 per year. The bill would require a community organization receiving funds pursuant to the program to use the grant to stimulate and support involvement in emergency response activities that do not require a law enforcement officer, as specified. The bill would require the Director of Emergency Services (director) to assemble staff and resources to carry out certain duties in support of the program

Introduced Date: 12/18/2020

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

AB 481

Assembly Member Chiu

Law enforcement agencies: military equipment: funding, acquisition, and use.      

Would require a law enforcement agency, defined to include specified state and local entities, to obtain approval of the applicable governing body, by adoption of a military equipment use policy, as specified, by ordinance at a regular meeting held pursuant to specified open meeting laws, prior to taking certain actions relating to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment, as defined. The bill would also require similar approval for the continued use of military equipment acquired prior to January 1, 2022. The bill would allow the governing body to approve the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment within its jurisdiction only if it determines that the military equipment meets specified standards.

Amended Date: 5/24/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

AB 490

Assembly Member Gipson

Law enforcement agency policies: arrests: positional asphyxia.      

Would prohibit a law enforcement agency from authorizing techniques or transport methods that involve a substantial risk of positional asphyxia, as defined.By requiring local agencies to amend use of force policies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Amended Date: 3/18/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

AB 594

Assembly Member McCarty

Law enforcement policies

Current law requires each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, and to annually furnish specified information to the Department of Justice regarding the use of force by peace officers employed by that agency. Current law requires the Attorney General to investigate incidents of an officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of an unarmed civilian, as specified. deadly use of force incidents other than those required to be investigated by the Attorney General, require an agency to cause a criminal investigation of these incidents to be conducted, and would prohibit a law enforcement agency from having primary responsibility for conducting the criminal investigation into those incidents involving an officer employed by that agency. This bill would instead provide alternative protocols for investigations of those incidents, including investigation by the district attorney’s office, another law enforcement agency, or a multidisciplinary and multiagency task force. The bill would specify that these requirements apply only to a criminal investigation and not to any administrative or disciplinary investigation.

Amended Date: 3/16/2021

Status: 5/25/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 4/14/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2022)

AB 603

Assembly Member McCarty

Law enforcement settlements and judgments: reporting.      

Would require municipalities, as defined, to annually post on their internet websites specified information relating to settlements and judgments resulting from allegations of improper police conduct, including, among other information, amounts paid, broken down by individual settlement and judgment, information on bonds used to finance use of force settlement and judgment payments, and premiums paid for insurance against settlements or judgments resulting from allegations of improper police conduct. The bill would require the Transportation Agency to annually post the same information on its internet website regarding settlements and judgments against the Department of the California Highway Patrol.

Introduced Date: 2/11/2021

Status: 5/19/2021-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

AB 655

Assembly Member Kalra

California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act.      

Current law requires that a candidate for a peace officer position be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation.This bill would require that background investigation to include an inquiry into whether a candidate for specified peace officer positions has engaged in membership in a hate group, participation in hate group activities, or public expressions of hate, as those terms are defined. The bill would provide that certain findings would disqualify a person from employment.

Amended Date: 3/25/2021

Status: 5/25/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 4/28/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2022)

AB 662

Assembly Member Rodriguez

Mental health: dispatch and response protocols: working group.  

Would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to convene a working group, as specified, no later than July 1, 2022, to examine the existing dispatch and response protocols when providing emergency medical services to an individual who may require evaluation and treatment for a mental health disorder. The bill would require the working group to develop recommendations for improvements to those dispatch and response protocols and recommend amendments to the provisions governing involuntarily taking an individual into temporary custody for a mental health evaluation and treatment. The bill would require the working group to submit periodic reports to the Legislature every 6 months to update the Legislature on its progress, and to submit a final report of its recommendations to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2024.

Amended Date: 4/21/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

AB 669

Assembly Member Lackey

Firearms: unsafe handguns

Current law prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, or transfer of an unsafe handgun, as defined. Current law exempts from this prohibition sales to specified law enforcement agencies or other specified government agencies for use by specified employees and sales to specified peace officers. Current law further requires that the sale of an unsafe handgun to certain specified entities, including a county probation department, and members of those entities, is only authorized if the handgun is to be used as a service weapon by a peace officer who has successfully completed the basic course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and who qualifies with the handgun, as specified, at least every 6 months. This bill would instead exempt sales to or purchases by a county probation department and sworn members thereof who have completed specified firearms training prescribed by POST.

Introduced Date: 2/12/2021

Status: 5/6/2021-Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

AB 718

Assembly Member Cunningham

Peace officers: investigations of misconduct

Would require a law enforcement agency or oversight agency to complete its investigation into an allegation of the use of force resulting in death or great bodily injury, sexual assault, discharge of a firearm, or dishonesty relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or misconduct by another peace officer or custodial officer, despite the peace officer’s or custodial officer’s voluntary separation from the employing agency. The bill would require the investigation to result in a finding that the allegation is either sustained, not sustained, unfounded, or exonerated, as defined. The bill would also require an agency other than an officer’s employing agency that conducts an investigation of these allegations to disclose its findings with the employing agency no later than the conclusion of the investigation

Introduced Date: 2/16/2021

Status: 5/19/2021-Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

AB 759

Assembly Member McCarty

Elections: county sheriff

The California Constitution requires the Legislature to provide for an elected county sheriff, elected district attorney, and elected assessor in each county. Current law also provides that the county treasurer, clerk, auditor, tax collector, recorder, public administrator, and coroner are elective offices unless a county makes them appointive offices, as specified. Current law generally requires the election to select county officers to be held with the statewide primary election at which candidates for Governor are nominated, but if no candidate for a county office receives a majority of the votes cast for that office at the primary election, the 2 candidates who received the most votes advance to the statewide general election at which the Governor is elected. This bill would instead require the election to select county officers to be held with the presidential primary and would require, if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the office at the presidential primary, the 2 candidates who received the most votes to advance to the presidential general election. The bill would make these provisions operative on January 1, 2023.

Amended Date: 4/21/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

AB 931

Assembly Member Villapudua

Peace officer training: duty to intercede.      

Current law requires specified categories of law enforcement officers to meet training standards pursuant to courses of training certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Current law requires the course or courses of the regular basic course for law enforcement officers to include, among other things, training on the duty to intercede. This bill would require the commission to model that training on the duty to intercede on a specified program, and would require the training to include both classroom instruction and extensive simulator-based training or live scenario-based training.

Amended Date: 5/24/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

AB 958

Assembly Member Gipson

Peace officers: law enforcement cliques.

Current laws defines those persons who are peace officers, the entities authorized to appoint them, and the scope of their authority. Current law prescribes certain minimum standards for a person to be appointed as a peace officer, including training requirements, moral character, and physical and mental condition, and certain disqualifying factors for a person to be employed as a peace officer, including a felony conviction. Current law requires a department or agency that employs peace officers to establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against those officers. This bill would define a law enforcement clique, a group of law enforcement officers within an agency that engages in a pattern of specified unlawful or unethical on-duty behavior, and would require law enforcement agencies to have a policy prohibiting law enforcement cliques and making participation, as specified, in a law enforcement clique grounds for termination.

Amended Date: 5/24/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading

SB 2

Senator Bradford

Peace Officers: certification: civil rights

Under current law, the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act, if a person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes or attempts to interfere, by threats, intimidation, or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any individual or individuals of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of the rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state, the Attorney General, or any district attorney or city attorney, is authorized to bring a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief in the name of the people of the State of California, in order to protect the exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured. Current law also authorizes an action brought by the Attorney General, or any district attorney or city attorney, to seek a civil penalty of $25,000. Current law also allows an individual whose exercise or enjoyment of rights has been interfered with to prosecute a civil action for damages on their own behalf. This bill would eliminate certain immunity provisions for peace officers and custodial officers, or public entities employing peace officers or custodial officers sued under the act.

Amended Date: 5/20/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

SB 16

Senator Skinner

Peace officers: release of records

Would make every incident involving force that is unreasonable or excessive, and any sustained finding that an officer failed to intervene against another officer using unreasonable or excessive force, subject to disclosure. The bill would require records relating to sustained findings of unlawful arrests and unlawful searches to be subject to disclosure. The bill would also require the disclosure of records relating to an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in conduct involving prejudice or discrimination on the basis of specified protected classes. The bill would make the limitations on delay of disclosure inapplicable until January 1, 2023, for the described records relating to incidents that occurred before January 1, 2022.

Amended Date: 5/20/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

SB 98

Senator McGuire

Public Peace: media access

Would, if peace officers close the immediate area surrounding any emergency field command post or establish any other command post, police line, or rolling closure at a demonstration, march, protest, or rally where individuals are engaged primarily in constitutionally protected activity, as described, require that a duly authorized representative of any news service, online news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network, as described, be allowed to enter those closed areas, with authorization from a commanding officer on scene, and would prohibit a peace officer or other law enforcement officer from intentionally assaulting, interfering with, or obstructing a duly authorized representative who is gathering, receiving, or processing information for communication to the public.

Amended Date: 5/20/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

SB 271

Senator Wiener

County sheriffs: eligibility requirements

The California Constitution requires the Legislature to provide for an elected county sheriff in each county. Current statutory law specifies that a person is not eligible to become a candidate for the office of sheriff in a county unless the person has an advanced certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or meets a combination of certain educational degree and full-time, salaried law enforcement experience requirements, as specified. Current law deems a person holding the office of sheriff on January 1, 1989, to have met those qualifications. This bill would repeal those eligibility provisions, and would make other conforming changes

Introduced Date: 1/28/2021

Status: 5/7/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was GOV. & F. on 3/16/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2021)

SB 387

Senator Portantino

Peace officers: certification, education, and recruitment

Current law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to establish a certification program for peace officers. Current law requires the commission to establish basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisory, management, and executive certificates for the purpose of fostering the education and experience necessary to perform general police service duties. Existing law requires certificates to be awarded on the basis of a combination of training, education, experience, and other prerequisites, as determined by the commission. This bill would require the commission to work with stakeholders from law enforcement, the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and community organizations to develop a list of courses to include as requirements for obtaining a basic certificate, as specified. The bill would require an applicant for a basic certificate to complete those courses before obtaining the certificate.

Amended Date: 5/20/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

SB 494

Senator Dodd

Law enforcement: training.

Current law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to develop guidelines and implement courses of instruction regarding racial profiling, domestic violence, hate crimes, vehicle pursuits, and human trafficking, among others. Current law establishes the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation which provides training courses for criminal investigators, including core instruction on matters common to all investigative activities and specialty courses in various investigative specialities. This bill would require the commission, by January 1, 2023, to implement a course of instruction for the regular and periodic training of law enforcement officers in the use of ethical human engagement and advanced interpersonal communication skills. The bill would require the course to be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers.

Amended Date: 5/19/2021

Status: 5/24/2021-Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

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