POST Monthly Report

February 2014

MANAGEMENT COUNSELING BUREAU AND CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MERGE

Historically, the functions of the Management Counseling Bureau and the Center for Leadership Development have been separated in two, distinctly different bureaus. There exists a nexus between the two functions in that many of the management leadership issues the Management Counseling Bureau encounters during the course of its consulting work center around the training of California law enforcement executives, managers, and leaders.

To facilitate communication of the training needs of executives, managers, and leaders, the two bureaus have been combined to form the Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau. This new bureau will be managed by a single Bureau Chief.

Questions about the merger may be directed to Bureau Chief Richard Bond, Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau, at (916) 227-4874.

STATE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORS CONFERENCE

At the invitation of the State Threat Assessment System (STAS) Directors, POST staff participated in the annual Intelligence Directors Conference held February 25–28, 2014, in San Diego. The conference was attended by over 100 federal, state, and local officials including the Directors of the six fusion centers in California, training coordinators from the California State Training Coordination Group, Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLOs), intelligence analysts, critical infrastructure assessment specialists, and law enforcement and agency executives.

The agenda included briefings by federal, state, and local agencies on emerging threats, information sharing, and collaboration. On February 26, Bureau Chief Bob Ziglar, Training Program Services Bureau, praised the efforts of the STAS and POST’s ongoing commitment to be an active partner with the STAS in achieving mission objectives. He highlighted the POST Incident Preparedness Assessment Tool (IPAT) that is available to agencies on the POST Learning Portal, changes in EDI to streamline STAS course certification, and the upcoming reproduction of the Fusion Center training DVD.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Special Consultant Dan Toomey, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-4828.


REVISED LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS MANAGEMENT GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

The revised POST Law Enforcement Records Management Guide (pdf) is now available on the POST Website. The publication provides standardized guidelines for the management of the law enforcement records function, detailing best practices for the receipt, storage, and disposition of records maintained by California law enforcement agencies. As in past updates, members of the California Law Enforcement Association of Records Supervisors (CLEARS) were instrumental in this effort.

Work has begun on a companion document to assist agencies in evaluating how well their records function meets the best practices detailed in the guide. The POST Law Enforcement Records Function Agency Self-Evaluation will be available soon on the POST Website.

Questions about the POST Law Enforcement Records Management Guide may be directed to Staff Services Manager I Kathy Hobson, Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau, at (916) 227-3911.


DETECTIVE SYMPOSIUM

The Detective Symposium Committee met in February to finalize the planning of POST’s Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation 2014 Detective Symposium. The committee expects this year’s symposium to attract approximately 650 detectives from throughout the state. Plans were finalized for the outstanding breakout sessions and keynote topics, which will include the Christopher Dorner LAPD investigation, investigating sexual predators, and home invasion homicide investigations. The awards committee reviewed the nominations for the Robert Presley Investigative Excellence Award and selected the recipients. The awards will be presented at a luncheon dedicated to the recipients of this award.

The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on April 7-10, 2014. Investigators are encouraged to attend, and travel and per diem costs can be reimbursed by POST Letter of Agreement (LOA).

For more information on the symposium and/or to register for the event go to: http://www.lapddtu.org/2014_ICI_Det_Symp.php.

Questions about the Detective Symposium and Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Programs may be directed to Senior Consultant Larry Ellsworth, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 227-4895.


BASIC TRAINING BUREAU TESTS ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS

The Basic Training Bureau (BTB) has initiated a new registration process to enroll attendees in its numerous training courses, facilitated meetings, and other functions associated with its scope of service. In past presentations, POST enrolled participants using formats such as conventional mail, faxed memoranda, and telephone calls. This required labor-intensive duplicate entries onto different forms, thus increasing the likelihood of errors.

With this new process, POST’s stakeholders attending BTB functions are able to enroll online and receive immediate confirmation. This new streamlined and cost-saving registration process will provide an accurate roster of attendees and help to alleviate redundancy in staff workload. Feedback from the field has been overwhelmingly positive.

The Basic Training Bureau looks forward to fine-tuning this endeavor and expanding it to other bureaus to better and more efficiently address the needs of POST stakeholders.

Questions about the POST Basic Training Bureau and the new registration process may be directed to Office Technician David Cheng, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4252; or to Bureau Chief Scott Loggins, Basic Training Bureau, at (916) 227-4261.


MEET TWO NEW POST COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner MelekianCOMMISSIONER Bernard Melekian
Public Member

Bernard Melekian has 36 years of local law enforcement experience. He served for one year with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, 23 years with the Santa Monica Police Department, and was the Chief of Police in Pasadena for 13 years. In 2009, he was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as the 4th Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and held that position until March 2012. Chief Melekian holds a Doctorate in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California for his work on police disciplinary systems. He has 28 years of military experience including 25 years in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Commissioner MunozCOMMISSIONER Anthony Munoz
Sergeant, Alameda Police Department

Anthony Munoz is a Sergeant with the Alameda Police Department, assigned to the Patrol Division. He has served as a narcotics detective, narcotics sergeant, and as the Field Training Officer Program Supervisor. He is a past president and current executive board member of the California Narcotics Officers’ Association.

Questions about the new POST Commissioners may be directed to Stephanie Scofield, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Office, at (916) 227-2809.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – STATUS OF CURRENT LEGISLATION

The following are bills in Legislative Session 2013-14 on which the Commission has taken, or will consider taking, a position.

Bill # and Author Title, Summary, and Commission Position Status of Bill
AB 25 - (Campos)

Employment: social media.

An act to amend Section 980 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.

Existing law prohibits a private employer from requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a username or password for the purpose of accessing personal social media, to access personal social media in the presence of the employer, or to divulge any personal social media. Existing law prohibits a private employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening to discharge or discipline, or otherwise retaliating against an employee or applicant for not complying with a request or demand that violates these provisions.

This bill would apply the provisions described above to public employers, as defined. The bill would state that its provisions address a matter of statewide interest and apply to public employers generally, including charter cities and counties.

Commission Position: Opposed

Last Amended Date:

Senate Appropriations Committee – 05/01/13
AB 1860 (M. Perze)

Peace officers: basic training requirements.

An act to amend Section 832 of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in those provisions.

Commission Position: No position
With Rules Committee - Waiting for assignment.
AB 2314 (Hall)

Peace officers: firearms.

An act to amend Section 830.5 of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers-firearms.

This bill would require the chief probation officer of each county to train and arm those probation officers and deputy probation officers who are assigned supervision of persons on probation or postrelease community supervision that are deemed high risk. This bill would require every county probation department to promulgate regulations consistent with these provisions.

Commission Position: No position
With Committee Rules - Waiting for assignment.
AB 2387 (Gray)

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training: contracting: authority.

An act to amend Sections 19131 and 19132 of the Government Code, and to amend Section 13503 of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

This bill would provide that, in exercising that contracting authority, the Commission may determine if services to be contracted for cannot be satisfactorily provided by the state civil service system because the services are highly specialized, the services cannot be performed by a civil service employee, or the services required are urgent or essential and delaying the performance of these services would frustrate the need for the services or resulting studies or reports.

Commission Position: No position
With Committee Rules - Waiting for assignment.
SB 663 (Lara)

Crimes: persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

An act to amend Section 1048.1, 1050, and 13515.30 of, and to add Section 13519.06 to, the Penal Code, relating to crime.

The bill would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to update training regarding the investigation of crimes against, or involving individuals with, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairments, and communication impairments.

Commission Position: Opposed

Last Amended Date:

Assembly Appropriations Committee – 01/27/2014
SB 1278 (Leno)

Animal control officers.

An act to amend Section 830.9 of the Penal Code, relating to animal control officers.

This bill would require every person appointed as an animal control officer prior to July 1, 2015, to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants no later than July 1, 2016. This bill would require every person appointed as an animal control officer, and every person appointed as a director, manager, supervisor, or any person in charge of an animal control agency, on or after July 1, 2015, to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants within one year of his or her appointment, as specified. This bill would require every animal control officer, prior to the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants, to have satisfactorily completed the required course of training.

Commission Position: No position
With Committee Rules - Waiting for assignment.
SB 1321 (Calderon)

Peace officers: training: canines.

An act relating to peace officers.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require the commission to develop training requirements for peace officers in the humane treatment of canines when encountering canine behavior.

Commission Position: No position
With Committee Rules - Waiting for assignment.
SB 1406 (Wolk)

Training.

An act to amend Section 830.55 of the Penal Code, relating to correctional officers.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change.

Commission Position: No position
With Committee Rules - Waiting for assignment.

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