Policies & Procedures/Training SB 978

SB 978, Bradford. Law enforcement agencies: public records

Existing law establishes within the Department of Justice the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and requires the commission to adopt rules establishing minimum standards regarding the recruitment and training of peace officers.

Existing law, the California Public Records Act, generally requires each state and local agency to make its public records available for inspection by a member of the public, unless the public record is specifically exempted from disclosure. The act further requires every state and local agency to duplicate disclosable public records, either on paper or in an electronic format, if so requested by a member of the public and he or she has paid certain costs of the duplication.

This bill would, commencing January 1, 2020, require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency 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. By imposing this requirement on local law enforcement agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Office of the Chief of Police (OCOP)
Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy (OCPP)
Office of Support Services (OSS)
Office of Special Operations (OSO)


Use of Force Policy:

2021 Admin Orders
2021 Operations Orders  No orders to date were generated
2021 Special Orders

2019 Admin Orders
2019 Operations Orders  No orders to date were generated
2019 Special Orders

2018 Admin Orders
2018 Operations Orders
2018 Special Orders

2017 Admin Orders
2017 Operations Orders
2017 Special Orders

2016 Admin Orders
2016 Operations Orders
2016 Special Orders

2015 Admin Orders
2015 Operations Orders
2015 Special Orders

Department Manual:

Body Worn Video Policy

Digital In-Car Policy