The POST Archive is a repository for POST work products and historical documents. When Governor Pat Brown signed the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training into law in 1959, POST became the the first agency of its kind in the nation. The primary mission of the Archives is to identify and preserve documents of permanent value to the POST organization and to California law enforcement.
Access to the POST Archives
The main purpose of the POST Archives is to aid staff in the updating of job analysis, training materials, publications, and guidelines. The Archives include past versions of publications, white papers, and work products, in addition to various miscellaneous historical materials. Paper materials in the Archives are not availalbe for circulation. Upon request, paper documents will be scanned and provided electronically.
POST staff can view a complete listing of the POST Archives by signing into the POST Website.
Archives, such as historical training materials, are available for use in court cases with a formal letter and/or a subpoena.