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October 2019

Keeping you up to date on POST projects

Training Managers Course Presented in Dana Point

From September 30 – October 2, 2019, 24 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 included 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, 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 responsibility as it pertains to training.

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

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POST Presents POST Update at North Bay Training Managers Association Meeting

On October 2, 2019, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau Chief Ralph Brown provided a POST Update to the North Bay Training Managers Association, held at the Cotati Police Department. The update covered a variety of topics, including eTRR processing, easy access to individual POST Certificates, and Legislative updates on AB 392, SB 230 and SB 978. The update also touched on pending amendments to Regulation 1015 and Reimbursement Plans VI and VII. The attendees were also pleased to hear that POST can provide partial restoration of ICI (Institute of Criminal Investigations) funding to the following courses: Core Course (CCN 26000); Child Abuse (CCN 32340); Domestic Violence Investigation (CCN 32415); Homicide Investigations (CCN 31921); and Officer Involved Shooting Investigation (CCN 22450).  

Questions regarding this article can be addressed to Bureau Chief Ralph Brown at (916) 227-4552

POST Hosts Basic Course Consortium in Garden Grove

In September 2019, POST’s Basic Training Bureau hosted the Basic Course Consortium, in Garden Grove, California. This is a bi-annual seminar that is designed to foster dialogue between the basic course presenters, as well as serve as an opportunity for the Basic Training Bureau to introduce and discuss current trends, best practices, legislative changes, and proposed updates to regulation. Members from the Basic Training Bureau provided informational updates to support all aspects of the basic courses. 

Questions regarding the Basic Course Consortium may be directed to Bureau Chief Jim Grottkau, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-3935.

Basic Course Consortium

POST Presents POST Update Workshop

On October 21, 2019, POST presented an update workshop at POST Headquarters for State, County and local law enforcement agencies.  The workshop included information on new course certification requirements, POST plans for regional training funds, background manual updates, resume builder & manager, funding for mental health, procedural justice, de-escalation courses, and an update from the POST Legislative Liaison.  This provided an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to meet with POST staff and network.

If you are interested in hosting this workshop in the future or would like more information, please contact Senior Consultant Christine Ford, Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, at (916) 227-0472.

Strategic Communications and Research (SCR) Bureau Holds the Entry-Level Peace Officer Job Task Analysis Alignment and Review of the Regular Basic Course Contents

On September 26-27, 2019, SCR convened a group of subject matter experts (SMEs) to link peace officer job task analysis statements to the training and testing content taught in the basic academy courses. The workshop was attended by basic course coordinators and instructors from across the state.

In the workshop, SMEs reviewed and verified that each component (i.e. learning domain, learning need and learning objective) of the regular basic course was linked to one or more of the critical components of an entry-level peace officer’s job (i.e. critical job tasks and legislative mandates). The results of this alignment project will be a source document to provide a foundation ensuring training and testing directly links to the essential functions of the job.

The Peace Officer Job Task Analysis (pdf) contains the California Peace Officer Job Task Analysis report.

Questions regarding the project may be directed to Examination and Research Consultant Tammura Brown, Strategic Communications and Research Bureau, at (916) 227-4826.

Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) Update

Beginning in January 2019, POST surged resources to address the significant backlog of paper TRRs awaiting processing and reimbursement for training which had occurred in previous fiscal years (FY) as well as the current FY.  From January 1, 2019 through May 23, 2019, POST processed 23,118 paper TRRs totaling $9,108,908. The new electronic TRR (eTRR) system went live in February 2019, and many agencies began using the eTRR system exclusively while some agencies continued to submit paper TRRs.  On June 1, 2019, POST staff began processing eTRRs submitted through POST’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system.  From June 1, 2019 through October 22, 2019, POST processed 36,212 TRRs and eTRRs totaling $10,990,659.  The year-to-date totals transmitted for payment to the State Controller’s Office were: 59,330 reimbursement requests processed totaling $20,101,567.  Included in this total were the following Special Funded training reimbursement expenditures:           

1. Procedural Justice 


2. Crisis Intervention 

3. De-escalation  $9,416

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

Attention District Attorney Offices

Law Enforcement Consultant (LEC) Matthew O'Deane in the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau is the POST – District Attorney Investigator Liaison.  Any District Attorney Investigators that need assistance with any issue can feel free to contact LEC O'Deane. 

LEC O'Deane was a Commander with the San Diego District Attorney's Office for over 17 years and was part of the team that revised the DA Trial Preparation class from 80 hours to 40 hours. 

For more information or questions, please contact Matthew O’Deane at (916) 227-4868.

POST Adds New Instructors to the Command College and the Executive Development Program 

Consistent with POST’s priority to continually modernize legacy courses so that they remain contemporary and relevant for today’s law enforcement professionals, the POST Command College has added two new instructors.

The Command College

Dr. Elizabeth Hinton is an Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. She is particularly interested in the rise of the American carceral state and the transformation of domestic social programs after the Civil Rights Movement. In her award-winning book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press, 2016), Hinton examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that made the United States home to the largest prison system in world history.

For the Command College, Dr. Hinton teaches a course entitled “The War on Crime with a Focus on Principled Policing and Procedural Justice.”

Dr. Katharina Pick is a Clinical Associate Professor at Claremont University in the Drucker School of Management. Dr. Pick has also joined the Command College faculty this year. She teaches MBA courses on women in leadership, organizational behavior and theory, and teams. Her research examines the internal group dynamics of corporate boards of directors with a particular focus on the psychology of board membership, speaking-up behavior, and board process in decision making and conflict resolution. Recently, she has written on the subject of boardroom dynamics and board leadership. Other research interests include gender and leadership, role negotiation and social identity in high-status groups, and sense-making and diffusion of deviant organizational behavior.

For the Command College, Dr. Pick teaches a course entitled “The Organization of the Future.”

The Executive Development Course

Teresa (Tracy) Zuber has a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and currently serves as Administrative Manager of Human Resources for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She oversees worker’s compensation, department safety, employee recruitment, training, and employee development. Tracy is a POST Master Instructor, certified crisis intervention trainer, and teaches crisis intervention for a number of community college criminal justice academies.

For the POST Executive Development Course, Tracy teaches a course entitled “Promoting Organizational Health and Wellness.”

For questions regarding Command College or the POST Executive Development Course, please contact Sr. Law Enforcement Management Consultant, Joe Sampson at (916) 227-3896.

Meet the New POST Employees

Charday Adams
Information Technology Specialist I
Learning Technology Resources Bureau 

Charday Adams

Charday comes to us from the California Department of Education (CDE) where she provided data and information technology (IT) consulting for an Early Childhood Integrated Data System. Prior to CDE, Charday was a student at the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics. Charday is assigned as an Information Technology Specialist I (Instructional Design/Project Management) in the Learning Technology Resources Bureau. 

Carrie Hollar
Law Enforcement Consultant I 
Basic Training Bureau   

Carrie Hollar

Carrie comes to us from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, where she served as a Sergeant in the Training Bureau. Prior to promoting, Carrie worked in several different bureaus as a Patrol Deputy, Bailiff, Detective, and as the agency’s Forensic Interviewer. Carrie is assigned as a Law Enforcement Consultant I in the Basic Training Bureau. 

Chuong (Dannie) Le
Information Technology Specialist I
Computer Services Bureau

Chuong Le

Dannie comes to us from the University of Irvine, Division of Continuing Education as the IT Support Team Lead. He is assigned as the Information Technology Specialist I in the Computer Services Bureau. 

Mary De Pont
Staff Services Analyst
Strategic Communications Research Bureau

Mary De Pont

Mary comes to us from California State Teachers Retirement Systems (CalSTRS) where she served as a Disability and Survivors Benefit Analyst. Prior to CalSTRS, Mary worked for AeroMetals, as the Data Manager maintaining technical information for Government Contracts. Mary is assigned as a Staff Services Analyst for the Strategic Communications and Research Bureau.

Catherine Stephens
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Administrative Services Bureau

Catherine Stephens

Cathy comes to us from the California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet) where she served as a Contract Analyst for the Chula Vista Veterans Home.  Prior to CalVet, Cathy worked for DGS, CALFIRE, and CAL OES in various emergency, dispatching, and purchasing capacities. Cathy is assigned as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (Contract/Procurement Analyst) in the Administrative Services Bureau.  

Jatin (Jay) Nagin
Staff Services Manager I
Administrative Services Bureau

Jatin Nagin

Jay comes to us from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) where he served as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst. He has experience in service contracts, procurement, contract management, change management and process improvement. Jay also worked on the FI$Cal project as a procurement lead for DGS. He is assigned as a Staff Services Manager I in the Business Services Division in the Administrative Services Bureau. 

Simon Silverman
Law Enforcement Consultant II
Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau

Simon Silverman

Simon comes to us after retiring from the San Francisco Police Department where he was a captain. He is assigned as the Law Enforcement Consultant II for Region 1 in the Training, Delivery and Compliance Bureau. 

Rachel Aranda
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Training Program Services Bureau

Rachel Aranda

Rachel comes to us from Department of General Services (DGS) were she served as a budget analyst. Prior to DGS, Rachel worked for California Highway Patrol as a training analyst. Rachel is assigned as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Training Program Services Bureau. 

Legislative Update

Status of Current Legislation

The following is Legislation assigned to POST in the 2019-20 session. (Updated 10/21/2019)


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: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 7/8/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/12/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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.


Chaptered: 8/30/2019

Status: 8/30/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 172, Statutes of 2019.

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.

Vetoed: 10/8/2019

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: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/19/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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: 8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/12/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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: 9/15/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/9/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

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: 9/13/2019-Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 285, Statutes of 2019

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.

Chaptered: 10/7/2019

Status: 10/7/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 546, Statutes of 2019.

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.

Chaptered: 10/8/2019

Status: 10/8/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 641, Statutes of 2019.

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.

Chaptered: 10/2/2019

Status: 10/2/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 475, Statutes of 2019.

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

Chaptered: 10/8/2019

Status: 10/8/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 594, Statutes of 2019.

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: 9/5/2019-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 256, Statutes of 2019


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