POST Monthly Report

november 2015

 

MASTER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE, CLASS 9 CONDUCT PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

During November 2015, Training Program Services Bureau, audited San Diego Regional Training Center (SDRTC) presentation of the POST, Instructor Development Institute (IDI), Master Instructor Certification Course (MICC), Class 9 project presentations.  The class was held in Sacramento, California.  For the past 18 months, the 17 students comprising MICC, Class 9, have diligently invested their time, talent, and energy in progressively fulfilling the course completion requirements.  One of the essential requisites mandates is that each instructor design, develop, and present a contemporarily relevant course that enhances the professionalization of California law enforcement.  The presentations encompassed the following topical categories: 

  • Academy Director’s Course Rebuild
  • Academy Scenario Manager Course Rebuild
  • Cartel Liaison Officer Course Crisis Intervention Team
  • Communication Training Program from the Ground Up
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Critical Stress Tools
  • Design and Implementation of a Body Camera Program
  • Disaster Preparedness for Dispatchers
  • Emotional Wellness for Law Enforcement, Train-the-Trainer
  • First Responders Guide to Digital Evidence
  • Integration of the 24 Hour CPT/PSP Requirement
  • Interviewing for the Medio-Legal Death Investigator
  • Procedural Justice in the Workplace
  • RTC Course Rebuild
  • Syncing the K-9 Function with Patrol
  • Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Protocol Standards
  • Wound Recognition in Death Investigations for First Responders

Questions about this presentation may be directed to Senior Consultant Charles Evans, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 215-4432.

POST ENTRY LEVEL TESTING TIME FRAMES EXTENDED

Due to the recent increase in the volume of requests fro the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (PELDSTB) and POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB), additional time is required to process test orders, process Scantron forms, and score tests.  POST has extended the time frames as follows:  

  • POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and POST Public Safety Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (PELDSTB) test requests must be submitted at least fifteen (15) business days prior to the test administration date.
  • Test results will be processed and returned within ten (10) business days from receipt of delivery.
  • In addition, the following requirements remain in place:
  • The Security Agreement between POST and user agencies must have been signed in 2015 to be current.  No test orders can be processed without a current signed test security agreement.
  • All test proctors must be trained prior to submitting a test order request.  Test orders cannot be processed without a sufficient number of trained test proctors (one trained proctor for every 20-30 candidates).
  • Test requests submitted a month prior to the administration date will not be processed until the month of the actual test date.
  • Once a test request has been verified, the submitting agency will receive emailed test materials 5-7 business days prior to your test, Scantron forms and CD's (if applicable) 4-5 business days prior to your test.
  • Test order requests received after 12 pm will be considered the following business day.
  • T-score verification will be returned within 5-7 business days.

A test order request will not be processed if it is received outside of these timeframes.  Additionally, POST is not able to take any expedited requests for scanning and scoring or verification of T-scores.

POST is making every effort to meet the existing orders but some delays can be expected.

Questions about the above information may be directed to Research Specialist Bob Holmgren, Standards, Evaluation, and Research Bureau, at (916) 227-4830; or to Bureau Chief Kate Singer, Standards, Evaluation, and Research Bureau, at (916) 227-4832.

GOLDEN WEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS AN EXTENDED VERSION OF THE POST, ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

During November 2015, Training Program Services Bureau, audited Golden West Community College’s (GWCC) presentation of the POST, Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC).  Historically, the 40 hour, Level-1, AICC is conducted between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday thru Friday.  Conversely, the GWCC, upon collaboration with POST, opted to utilize an extended model to present the AICC.  This model presents the AICC on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays.  Each class is 10 hours in duration.  During the intersession, students complete assigned classwork and conduct a facilitated dialogue upon return to class.  Data reveals that the extended model provides the following benefits:

  • Minimizes negative impact on sponsoring agency deployment;
  • Extends student critical thinking throughout the class intersession;
  • Enhances student accountability for their individual learning;
  • Heightens interpersonal, group and inter-group communication;
  • Improves hands-on practice, craftsmanship and feedback;
  • Creates available time for students to work on assigned projects;
  • Accelerates student ability to engage in dialogue and craftsmanship;
  • Facilitates a deeper comprehension of POST compliance and regulatory training; and
  • Implements best-in-class-learning solutions.

Questions about this presentation may be directed to Senior Consultant Charles Evans, Training Program Services Bureau, at (916) 215-4432.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – STATUS OF CURRENT LEGISLATION

The following are bills in Legislative Session 2015-16.  The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training has analyzed each bill to determine its affect on law enforcement training.

Notes:

  • Assembly Speaker Tony Adkins is looking at Human Trafficking training for law enforcement (unknown if RBC [regular basic course] or in-service), in addition to existing Penal Code section 13519.4.
  • Assembly member Jose Medina is looking at considering legislation requiring either parents being present at child abuse victim interviews, and/or defining circumstances surrounding the child abuse victim interview process.
Bill # and Author Title and Summary Status of Bill

AB 26 (Jones-Sawyer)

Medical cannabis.

An act to amend sections 2220.05, 2242, and 2264 of, and to add Chapter 18 (commencing with section 26000) to Division 9 of, the Business and Professions Code, to add section 23028 to the Government Code, and to amend section 11362.7 of, and to amend and repeal section 11362.775 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to medical cannabis, and making an appropriation therefor.

Introduced Date: 12/01/14

Referred to the Assembly Business and Professions and Health Committee: 03/09/15

AB 34 (Cooley)

Medical Cannabis.

An act to amend sections 2220.05, 2242, and 2264 of, to add Article 25 (commencing with section 2525) to Chapter 5 of Division 2 of, and to add Chapter 3.5 (commencing with section 19300) to Division 8 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend and repeal section 11362.775 of the Health and Safety Code, to add sections 147.5 and 3094 to the Labor Code, and to add section 2402.5 to the Vehicle Code, relating to medical cannabis.

This bill would also require the California Highway Patrol to establish protocols to determine a driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of cannabis, and to develop protocols setting best practices to assist law enforcement agencies.

Last Amended Date: 06/02/15

Re-referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
06-03-15

AB 65 (Alejo)

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

This bill would require the Board of State and Community Corrections to develop a grant fund program to assist local law enforcement in the purchase of body-worn cameras, delete the transfer requirement for the Driver Training Penalty Assessment Fund and instead require a transfer to the Body-worn Camera Fund.

 

Last Amended Date: 03/15/15

In Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 111 (Committee on Budget)

State Government.

This bill would create (among other things) a Human Trafficking Victims assistance Fund via OES.

Last Amended Date: 06/16/15

Senate ordered inactive
09/11/15

AB 112 (Committee on Budget)

Public safety. 

This bill would amend several Civil, Vehicle, and Welfare Institutions, Code sections related to the budget and public safety.  This bill would require on or before January 1, 2016, the California Highway Patrol to develop a plan for implementing a body-worn camera pilot program.

 

Last Amended Date: 06/17/15

Senate ordered inactive
09/11/15

AB 160 (Dababneh)

Criminal profiteering: counterfeit labels: sales and use taxes.

Among others, this bill will amend Penal Code section 186.2, defining Criminal Profiting Activity and include human trafficking along with other crimes.

 

Chaptered Date: 10/02/15

AB 172 (Rodriguez)

Emergency departments: assaults and batteries.

This bill would add Health and Safety Code section 1317.5a and amend Penal Code sections 241 and 243 relating to hospital emergency rooms. This bill would make an assault or battery against a physician or nurse engaged in rendering emergency medical care within an emergency room a misdemeanor.

Vetoed by Governor:
10/10/15
 

AB 247 (Waldron)

Animal control officers.

This bill would amend Section 30652 of the Food and Agriculture Code, and Section 830.9 of the Penal Code, to require every animal control officer to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest no later than July 17, 2017; officers appointed prior to July 1, 2016, need to satisfactorily complete at least 40 hours of continuing education and training.

Last Amended Date: 03/24/15

In Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 443 (Alejo)

Forfeiture.

This bill would allow prosecuting agencies to file petition of forfeiture if the value exceeds $100,000 and there was substantial probability that the prosecuting agency would prevail, and allow the return of property if probable cause was lacking.

 

Last Amended Date: 08/18/15

In Committee:
Held under submission

AB 511 (Gipson)

Workers’ compensation.

This Bill would amend Labor Code section 3212.1 and expand the coverage of compensable injury (heart trouble, cancer, hernia, etc.) to include full-time peace officers, correctional officers, and custody assistants.

Last Amended Date: 04/20/15

In Senate Appropriation Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 545 (Melendez)
 

Domestic violence.

This Bill would amend PC Section 243 related to domestic violence, and require a person who has a previous conviction for DV to be imprisoned for not less than 48 hours if probation is granted for the subsequent offense.

 

Chaptered Date: 10/08/15

AB 733 (Chavez)

Crimes: prostitution.

A general law enforcement sentencing.  This bill would amend Penal Code sections 290, 290.45, and 647(b) to fix the fine for a person soliciting a minor at $10,000 and require restitution to the minor that includes the cost of mental health counseling.

Amended in Assembly Date: 03/26/15

In Assembly Public Safety Committee:
Reconsideration granted:
04/28/15

AB 752 (Nielson)

Crimes.

This Bill would amend Penal Code section 243 and 243.1 and make all applicable misdemeanors and wobblers punishable in county jail instead of state prison (crimes against public officers/first responders).

 

Amended Date: 04/21/15

In Senate Public Safety: First hearing canceled by author
04/28/15

AB 829 (Nazarian)

Gangs: shared gang databases.

A general law enforcement notification.  This bill would require local law enforcement to provide written notice to a person prior to being listed in the California Street Gangs Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention (STEP) Act database.

Amended in Assembly Date: 03/26/15

In Assembly Judiciary Committee:
Failed passage; Reconsideration granted
04/28/15

AB 1051 (Maienschein)

Human Trafficking.

This bill would add human trafficking as an offense that may be used to establish a pattern of criminal gang activity – Penal Code section 186.22.

Last Amended Date: 7/15/15

In Senate Committee:
Held under submission 08/27/15

AB 1118 (Bonita)

Police officer standards and training: procedural justice.

This bill would add Penal Code section 13515.56 relating to public safety and law enforcement.  This bill would establish the Procedural Justice Task Force which would be administered by the by the Board of State and Community Corrections.  The task force would provide for grant funding to be awarded to local law enforcement departments for the purpose of implementing and enhancing procedural justice training, as well as a matching grant program to award funds invested by philanthropic organizations.

 

Last Amended Date: 04/16/15

In Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 1213 (Wagner)

Offender Global Positioning System Database.

This bill would revise the Government Code, relating to sex offender global positioning system (GPS).  It would require Department of Justice to establish an Offender GPS database that would receive and store GPS device data of offenders monitored by criminal justice agencies in the state.  By imposing additional duties on local law enforcement agencies in connection with the operations of the GPS database, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Introduced Date: 02/27/15

In Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 1227 (Cooper)

Peace officer training: mental health training.

This bill would require POST, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to study and submit a report to the Legislature, on or before December 31, 2017, that assesses the statuses of the mental illness/developmental illness training courses outlined in Penal Code sections 13515.30 and 13519.2 assessing whether the courses cover all appropriate topics and identifies areas where additional training may be needed.

 

Last Amended Date: 03/26/15

In Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission
05/28/15

AB 1276 (Santiago)

Child witnesses: human trafficking.

This bill would authorize a minor 17 years or younger to testify by contemporaneous examination and cross-examination if the testimony will involve the recitation of the facts of human trafficking – Penal Code section 1347.

Introduced Date: 02/27/15

In Assembly Public Safety Committee:
Hearing postponed
05/05/15

AB 1469 (Achadjain)

Peace officer: basic training requirements.

Makes non-substantive changes to Penal Code section 832 (language edits only) relating to peace officer training.

 

Introduced Date: 2/27/15

Held in Assembly
03/02/15

SB 84 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

State government.

This Bill would create (among other things) a Human Trafficking Victims Assistance Fund via Office of Emergency Services.

 

Chaptered Date: 06/24/15

SB 85 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Public safety.

This bill would amend several Civil, Vehicle, and Welfare Institutions Code sections related to the budget and public safety.  This bill would require on or before January 1, 2016, the California Highway Patrol to develop a plan for implementing a body-worn camera pilot program.

Chaptered Date: 06/24/15

SB 237 (Anderson)

Animal control officers.

This bill would amend Section 30652 of the Food and Agriculture Code, and Section 830.9 of the Penal Code, to require every animal control officer to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants no later than July 1, 2017; officers appointed prior to July 1, 2016, need to satisfactorily complete at least 40 hours of the same training.

Introduced Date: 02/17/15

In Senate Appropriations Committee:
Held under submission: 05/28/15

SB 391 (Huff)

Assault and battery: transit employees.

This bill would amend Penal Code sections 241 and 243 relating to assault and battery. This bill would also make an assault committed against a transit employee a misdemeanor; and this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Last Amended Date: 04/21/15

In Senate Public Safety:
Canceled at the request of author
04/22/15

SB 448 (Hueso)

Sex offenders: Internet identifiers.

Update the CASE Act to require specified sexual offenders to notify law enforcement of a change to their Internet identifier.

Last Amended Date: 8/18/15

Amended in Senate

SB 541 (Hill)

Public Utilities Commission: for-hire transportation carriers: enforcement.

This bill would amend Vehicle Code section 14602.9 and several Public Utilities Code sections, relating to for-hire transportation carriers: enforcement.  This Bill would authorize peace officers to enforce and assist in the enforcement of criminal violations of the Public Utilities Act, with respect to passenger stage corporations and charter-party carriers.  This bill would authorize a peace officer to impound a bus or limousine for 30 days in specific circumstances, and revise the Vehicle Code to provide the authority.  This bill would also authorize peace officers to enforce and assist in the enforcement of criminal violations of the Household Goods Carriers Act (PUC 5101 et al).

 

Chaptered Date: 10/09/15

SB 674 (Del Leon)

Victims of crime: nonimmigrant status.

This bill would add section 679.10 to the Penal Code, and include human trafficking as an offense that would be a "qualifying criminal activity" where a victim of non-immigrant status could request benefits.

 

Chaptered Date: 10/09/15

SB 795 (Committee on Public Safety)

Public Safety Omnibus

Delete unnecessary delay to a magistrate.  This bill amends Government Code section 1031 to amend sections 384a, 849, and 4504 of, and to renumber Penal Code sections 4131.5, and repeal Welfare Institutions section 1403. 

This bill would exempt a person from the requirement of, without unnecessary delay, being taken before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the county in which the offense is triable if the person is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the person is delivered to a hospital for medical treatment that prohibits immediate delivery before a magistrate. 

This bill would instead make a person who violates those rules and regulations guilty of either a misdemeanor, punishable as provided under existing law, or an infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.  The bill would delete the mandatory minimum fine.

Chaptered Date: 10/05/15

SCR 88 (Runner)

Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Proclamation to make January 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness month.

Introduced Date:
08/25/15

Referred to Assembly Rules Committee: 09/04/15

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