POST Monthly Report

april 2015

 

TRAINING MANAGER NETWORK NOW ON THE POST LEARNING PORTAL

The Training Manager Network (TMN) is a new online community specifically for training managers where they can:

  • Discuss a variety of training manager topics with their peers;
  • Share files such as sample lesson plans, policies, and presentations;
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions;
  • Get a helpful “must do” list for new training managers; and
  • Locate training manager meetings by region.

The TMN, developed with training managers from around the state, was previewed at last year’s statewide training manager workshop to much interest by attendees.  A special video features a light-hearted take on its benefits.  Currently, approximately 2,000 EDI administrators have access to the TMN via the Learning Portal.

Questions about the TMN may be directed to Senior Instructional Designer Rayanne Rogers, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 403-4520.

POST STAFF ATTENDS TERRORISM LIAISON OFFICER COORDINATOR CONFERENCE

POST staff attended a Terrorism Liaison Officer Coordinator (TLOC) Conference, held April 2015 in Sacramento, hosted by the Central California Intelligence Center/Sacramento Regional Threat Assessment Center.  Approximately 100 Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLOs), mostly from the 34 counties of the Federal Eastern District of California, joined personnel from the US Attorney’s Office, FBI, other Fusion Centers and guests to receive briefings from federal, state and local representatives.  Topics included significant Suspicious Activity Reporting (SARs), Homegrown Violent Extremists/Travelers, Active Shooter Case Studies/Mumbai/Westgate Mall Terrorists, Current Worldwide Terrorists Threats, use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), and Guidance for Law Enforcement on Unauthorized use of UASs.

POST confirmed release of the State Threat Assessment System (STAS) training program video to over 600 law enforcement agencies in California and expressed appreciation to fusion center subject matter experts for their outstanding contribution to the production.  The program can be viewed on the POST Learning Portal.

The agenda also provided a TLO Program Update and TLOC Roundtable about training, information sharing, and threat-related issues for first responders.  The information disseminated at the conference was timely, relevant, and beneficial to help the public and private sectors in their mission to secure the homeland.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Special Consultant Dan Toomey, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 969-6304 or (916) 403-4533.

NEW MOBILE APP FOR TRACKING TRAINING MANDATES

Mandates Minder is a new mobile application that provides easy access to Legislative and POST training mandates.  Mandates may be searched by position, title, or key word.  The app includes information on each mandate, including links to the penal codes, regulations, refresher training requirements, and it gives the user the ability to set reminders.

Mandates Minder is available at the iOS App Store and the Android devices are available at the Google Playstore.

Questions about the Mandates Minder may be directed to Senior Instructional Systems Engineer Ahlam Alhweiti, Learning Technology Resources Bureau, at (916) 970-4620.

FIRST OF TWO POST PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING WORKSHOPS “SOLD OUT”

Attendance at the Northern California POST Psychological Screening Workshop, to be held June 4-6 at POST in West Sacramento, has reached capacity.  Space is currently available at the Southern California workshop, to be held July 16-18 at the Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange.

The 3-day, fee-based workshops provide 21 hours of continuing education that count toward both California Board of Psychology and POST requirements.  The highly-interactive workshop sessions will provide training on POST regulations and guidelines, best practices in the implementation and interpretation of written assessments, personal history information, interview practices, data integration, and reporting practices.  Workshop information, including the agenda, registration, and hotel information, can be found on the POST Website (pdf).

The workshops are part of a larger effort to ensure the competence of psychological evaluators and has included the establishment of continuing professional education (CPE) requirements [Commission (Regulation 1955(b)], the publication of the POST Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual, and the identification of psychologists who conduct pre-employment evaluations statewide.  With assistance from California chiefs and sheriffs, the list of POST Peace Officer Psychological Evaluators has grown to over 150 members.

Questions about the workshop or POST CPE requirements may be directed to Senior Research Specialist Shelley Spilberg, Ph.D., Standards, Evaluation and Research Bureau, at (916) 403-4530; or Personnel Selection Consultant Melani Singley, Standards, Evaluation and Research Bureau, at (916) 970-4334.
 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – STATUS OF CURRENT LEGISLATION

The following are bills in Legislative Session 2014-15.  Each bill is being analyzed to determine its affect on law enforcement training.

Bill # and Author Title, Summary, and Commission Positions Status of Bill

AB 65 (Alejo)

Local law enforcement: body-worn cameras: grant program.

This bill would delete the transfer requirement for the Driver Training Penalty Assessment Fund and instead require a transfer to the Body-worn Camera Fund.

This would result in revenue losses to POST of $14 million annually.  POST services to law enforcement would be significantly reduced.

Last Amended Date:

03/19/15

AB 334 (Cooley)

Peace officers: training: profiling of motorcycle riders.

This bill would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to address the profiling of motorcycle riders in the regular basic course (RBC) and offer training to law enforcement officers in conjunction with existing training regarding profiling.

“For purposes of this bill, ‘profiling of motorcycle riders’ is the practice of detaining a suspect based on the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle paraphernalia without any individualized suspicion of the particular person being stopped.”

Last Amended Date:

04/07/15

AB 546 (Gonzalez)

Peace officers: basic training requirements.

Existing law provides that a probation department that is a certified provider of the Penal Code (PC) 832 course shall not be required to offer the course to the general public.

This bill would authorize a probation department to apply to either POST or the Board of State and Community Corrections to become a certified provider of the PC 832 course for the purpose of training probation officers.

Introduced Date:

02/23/15

AB 1118 (Bonta)

Peace Officer Standards and Training: procedural justice

This bill would establish the Procedural Justice Task Force, which would be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections.  In consultation with the task force, POST would develop a model procedural justice training curriculum.  The task force and Commission would be required to work together to determine the appropriate length and content of the course.

Last Amended Date:

04/16/15

AB 1227 (Cooper)

Peace officer: mental health training

This bill would require the Commission, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to study and submit a report to the Legislature, on or before December 31, 2017, that assesses the status of continuing professional training course(s) relating to law enforcement interaction with mentally disabled and developmentally disabled persons living within state mental hospitals or state developmental centers.

This bill would also require the Commission, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to study and submit a report to the Legislature, on or before December 31, 2017, that assesses the status of instruction in the regular basic course in the handling of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness.

Both reports shall assess whether the courses covers all appropriate topics, and shall identify areas where additional training may be needed.

Last Amended Date:

03/26/15

SB 11 (Beall)

Peace officer training: mental health.

This bill would require POST to include 20 hours of “promising or evidence-based behavioral health classroom training” and “instructor-led active learning, such as scenario-based training,” in the regular basic course (RBC) to train officers how to recognize, deescalate, and refer persons who are in crisis due to a mental illness or an intellectual disability.  This training would be in addition to the RBC’s current hourly requirement.

The bill would also require POST to establish and keep updated a “promising or evidence-based behavioral health continuing training course” that is a minimum of four consecutive hours.  Each law enforcement officer the rank of supervisor or below who is assigned to patrol duties, or who supervises officers assigned to patrol duties shall complete the course every four years.

Last Amended Date:

04/15/15

SB 29 (Beall)

Peace officer training: mental health.

This bill would require field training officers who provide instruction in the field training program to have 40 hours of “promising or evidence-based behavioral health training” to deescalate situations where officers confront persons with mental illness or intellectual disability.

The bill would also mandate that POST require, “as part of its field training program 20 hours of field training relating to law enforcement interaction with persons with mental illness or intellectual disability to be completed during the employing department’s field training and probationary period.”

Last Amended Date:

04/15/15

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