Senate Bill 978
Senate Bill 978
Commencing January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires law enforcement agencies to "conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites" all "current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials" that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA).
Below, you will find links to documents in compliance with Senate Bill 978. You will also find other documents related to professional accountability within in our organization as part of our continued effort to remain truly transparent and open.
Our officers are in compliance with PC 13519.4 “Racial and Cultural Diversity; Racial Profiling”.
In 2018 our department underwent a 4 hour training presented by the Museum of Tolerance that satisfied PC 13519.4. The training satisfied the required racial profiling update. The course provided students with an updated and enhanced understanding of racial profiling. The course utilized videos and interactive activity to further explore: Racial Profiling, Legal Considerations, History of Civil Rights, Community Considerations and Ethical Considerations.
Currently, the department is undergoing a Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) mandated perishable skills training titled “Tactical Communication”. This course tests officers communication skills in handling various calls for service and requires the officer to use de-escalation tactics, command presence and other valuable perishable skills to resolve the various situations in the scenarios. The goal of this training is to, increase safety for both the officer and the public, reduce conflict, and help develop stronger relationships with community. This training course meets POST Regulation 1005(d)(4)(B).
Field Training Guide Materials
Weapons Proficiency Training
Government Code 7286 (b) and Government Code 7286.5(PDF, 50KB)
Monthly Training Materials
Each month the Department reviews a specific policy. Below are the policies reviewed