Commission on POST

Electronic Handbooks

This page provides access to electronic handbooks and manuals from the POST Library.  The sources are password protected.  POST staff must first sign into the POST Website, to view to the password table below.

CALEA StandardsThe Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies manual is now produced electronically.  It includes the standards for: law enforcement agencies, public safety communications agencies, public safety training academies, campus security agencies, and the Process and Programs Guide. To access the standards, click the down arrow next to "search" and open the Standards Manual.

California Police Officers' Legal Sourcebook (CPOLS): Is an online legal resource of current California regulations pertaining to police officers produced by the California Department of Justice.  POST Library has paper copy. To order hard copy, go to California Office of State Publishing.  For legal questions, contact Doris Calandra, Deputy AG, California Department of Justice at (916) 324-5250. 

Access is limited to POST staff.  Directions:

  • Create your own account, using your POST email.  
  • A password will be sent to your email address.
  • After logging in with your email address as a username, you can reset your password.
  • After securing a password, you may access the site at any time by logging in to

Rand State Statistics is a subscription-based service sponsored by Rand, the nation's leading think tank.  It contains nearly 200 social science databases, and includes detailed demographic information on all 50 states.  It includes all of the data in Rand California, much of which is available at the national, state, county, and city levels.