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Section A - Law

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Section A references numerous California Penal Code (PC) and Government Code (GC) sections relating to POST.  To provide you with the most current information, the POST Website links directly to the California Legislative Information Website.  If you are interested in the complete text from the Government or Penal Code sections listed below, click here on Law; check the desired law code, and then type the specific code section number you are requesting in the search box at the top right.  This will show the exact section text in its entirety.  Access to this website will also enable you to inquire about all 29 California Law codes, the State Constitution, and Statutes.  You may make a query by using a specific section number or keyword.

Local Law Enforcement Accreditation

  • PC 13550 Definition
  • PC 13551 Regulations and Professional Standards
  • PC 13552 Participation in Program
  • PC 13553 Standards May Exceed Minimum Accreditation Standards


POST Operations and Programs

  • PC 13500 Existence of Commission; Membership; Qualifications; Appointment; Terms
  • PC 13501 Chairperson and Vice-chairperson; Quorum
  • PC 13502 Compensation; Reimbursement for Travel Expenses
  • PC 13503 Powers
  • PC 13504 Assistance in Execution of Duties
  • PC 13505 Costs of Administration
  • PC 13506 Regulations
  • PC 13507 District Defined
  • PC 13508 Learning Technology Laboratory; Pilot Projects, Implementation Plan; Report
  • PC 13510.1 Certification Program; Purpose; Requirements; Application; Cancellation of Certificates
  • PC 13510.2 Misuse of Certificates; Misdemeanor; Punishment
  • PC 13510.3 Records Supervisors; Voluntary Professional Certification Program; Standards
  • PC 13510.5 Rules of Minimum Standards; Certain Peace Officers
  • PC 13511 Place of Training; Alternative Means of Satisfying Training Requirement
  • PC 13511.3 Approval of Pertinent Training Completed by Any Jurisdiction's Officers
  • PC 13511.5 Certification of No Criminal History from Department of Justice; Controlling Concealed Firearms
  • PC 13513 Counseling Service
  • PC 13540 Designation as Peace Officers; Study; Fee
  • PC 13541 Scope of Study
  • PC 13542 Agency Requirements; Study Results; Recommendations; Submission to Legislature


Peace Officers' Training Fund and Allocation

  • PC 1464 State Penalties on Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures; Waiver; Deposit in Fund; Distribution to Peace Officers' Training Fund
  • PC 13520 Creation; Appropriation
  • PC 13522 Application for Aid; Contents
  • PC 13523 Allocations to Cities and to Counties
  • PC 13524 Application for Aid; Training of Inspectors and Investigators of District Attorney's Office
  • PC 13525 Application for State Aid; Training of Certain Local Public Safety Dispatchers
  • PC 13526 Agency Not Entitled to Allocation as of Dec. 31, 1989
  • PC 13526.1 Port Wardens and Special Officers of the Harbor Department of Los Angeles; Entitlement to Funding from the Peace Officers' Training Fund
  • PC 13526.2 Housing Authority, Los Angeles/Oakland Police Dept., Entitlement to Funding


Standards for Selection and Training

  • GC 1029 Conviction of Felony as Disqualification for Peace Officer
  • GC 1030 Fingerprinting of Peace Officers
  • GC 1031 Public Officers or Employees Having Powers of Peace Officers; Minimum Standards
  • GC 1031.5 Peace Officer Citizenship Requirements
  • GC 24004.3 Sheriff; Eligibility Criteria; Grandfather Rights
  • PC 832 Course of Training Prescribed by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and; Necessity to Exercise Powers; Exemptions
  • PC 832.1 Airport Security Personnel; Training Course
  • PC 832.15 Peace Officer Applicants; Restrictions on Firearm Possession; Notification to State or Local Agency
  • PC 832.16 Peace Officers Authorized to Carry Firearms; Restrictions on Firearm Possession, Notification to State or Local Agency
  • PC 832.2 School Police Reserve Officers; Training
  • PC 832.25 Welfare Fraud Investigations or Inspectors; Appointment as Peace Officers; Completion of Specialized Investigators Basic Course
  • PC 832.3 Training as Prerequisite to Exercise of Peace Officer Powers; Training Proficiency Testing Program; School Police Officer Training Requirements
  • PC 832.4 Standards and Training, Basic Certificate for Certain Peace Officers; Employment after January 1, 1974; Employment after January 1, 1988
  • PC 832.6 Deputies or Appointees as Reserve or Auxiliary Officers; Powers of Peace Officer; Conditions
  • PC 832.7 Personnel Records; Confidentiality; Discovery; Exceptions; Complaint Disposition Notification
  • PC 832.8 Personnel Records
  • PC 872 Order Holding Defendant to Answer; Probable Cause; Basis of Finding
  • PC 13510 Rules of Minimum Standards; Adoption; Amendment
  • PC 13510.5 Rules of Minimum Standards; Certain Peace Officers
  • PC 13511 Place of Training; Testing in Lieu of Attendance at Training Academy or College
  • PC 13511.5 Certification of No Criminal History from Department of Justice; Controlling Concealable Firearms
  • PC 13512 Adherence to Standards
  • PC 13514 Use of Tear Gas
  • PC 13514.5 Training of Law Enforcement Officers, Handing of Acts of Civil Disobedience; Guidelines; Implementation; Legislative Intent
  • PC 13515 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Training Course; Required for Police Officers or Deputy Sheriffs; Contents; Conditions
  • PC 13515.25 Developmentally Disabled and Mentally Ill Persons; Law Enforcement Interaction; Training Course
  • PC 13515.55 High Technology Crimes and Computer-Seizure Training Requirement
  • PC 13516 Sexual Assault Cases; Standard Investigative Procedures; Training; Legislative Intent
  • PC 13517 Child Abuse or Neglect; Procedures for Detection, Investigation, Response and Interviewing Children; Training Courses; Specialists
  • PC 13517.5 Minor Witnesses; Interview Procedures
  • PC 13518 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Exclusion of Certain Personnel
  • PC 13518.1 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Manual Masks and Airway Assemblies
  • PC 13519 Domestic Violence Complaints; Training Course and Guidelines for Handling; Requirements, Response to Terrorism
  • PC 13519.05 Stalking; Training Course and Guidelines
  • PC 13519.1 Missing Person and Runaway; Training Course and Guidelines
  • PC 13519.2 Persons with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness; Training Course and Guidelines
  • PC 13519.3 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Training; Investigation; Fee
  • PC 13519.4 Racial and Cultural Diversity Training
  • PC 13519.5 Gang and Drug Law Enforcement; Training
  • PC 13519.6 Hate Crimes; Training Courses and Guidelines
  • PC 13519.7 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace; Complaint Guidelines and Training
  • PC 13519.8 High Speed Vehicle Pursuits; Training Courses and Guidelines
  • PC 13519.12 Establishment of Training Standards/Course -- Includes Criteria for Curriculum Content Recommended by Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee; Delivery of Training to Personnel; Persons to Receive Training
  • PC 13519.14 Course or Courses of Instruction for Training of Law Enforcement Officers in the Handling of Human Trafficking Complaints; Guidelines
  • PC 14304 Peace Officer Environmental Laws Training

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