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Regulation 1014. Reimbursements for Training of Non-Sworn Personnel

(a) Reimbursement shall, subject to available funds, be provided to eligible agencies as defined in California Penal Code Section 13523 for the training of non-sworn personnel performing police tasks and personnel attending the Basic Course, as provided for by Regulation 1014(a)(1)-(9) and Regulation 1015.

(1) The training shall be specific to the task currently being performed by an employee or may be training specific to a future assignment which is actually being planned.
(2) Non-sworn personnel may attend the courses identified in Regulation 1005(a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), but reimbursement shall not be provided except as indicated in Regulation 1014(a)(3), (4), and (5) and subject to available funds.
(3) Police Trainees, Police Cadets, and/or Community Service Officers, may attend a certified Basic Course and reimbursement shall, subject to available funds, be provided to the agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program in accordance with the regular reimbursement procedures up to the maximum hours as listed in Regulation 1015(d)(2).
(4) With pre-approval from POST staff, an agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program shall, subject to available funds, be reimbursed for a full-time, non-sworn employee assigned to a middle management or higher position to attend a POST-certified Management Course. Reimbursement shall be the same as for a regular officer in an equivalent position. Requests for approval shall be submitted in writing to POST, Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau, at least 30 days prior to the start of the course.
Requests for approval must include required information as specified in Regulation 1015(b). Approval will be based on submission of written documentation specifying that the non-sworn manager is filling a full-time position with functional responsibility in the organization above the position of first-line supervisor.
(5) With pre-approval from POST staff, an agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program shall, subject to available funds, be reimbursed for a full-time, non-sworn employee assigned to an executive position, as defined in Regulation 1001, to attend a POST-certified Executive Development Course. Reimbursement shall be the same as for a regular officer in an equivalent position. Reimbursement shall be made only when the employee has completed a POST-certified Management Course as a prerequisite to attendance in the Executive Development Course, as required by Regulation 1005(e).
Requests for approval shall be submitted in writing to POST, Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau, at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Requests for approval must include such information as specified in Regulation 1014(b). Approval will be based on submission of written documentation that the non-sworn executive is filling a full-time position with the functional responsibility in the organization equivalent to the rank of captain or above.
(6) Non-sworn employees of an agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program who perform police tasks, and who will be assigned, or who are already assigned, to the following job classes are eligible, without prior approval from POST staff, to attend training courses specific to their job assignments. Their respective agencies shall, subject to available funds, receive reimbursement for completion of POST-certified courses.
       Administrative Positions
       Criminalist
       Community Service Officer
       Evidence Technician
       Fingerprint Technician
       Identification Technician
       Jailer
       Parking Control Officer
       Polygraph Examiner
       Records Clerk
       Records Supervisor
       School Resource Officer
       Traffic Director and Control Officer
(7) Reimbursement for training which is not specific to one of the job classes enumerated in the above paragraph must be approved by POST staff on an individual basis prior to the beginning of the course. Requests for approval shall be submitted in the manner required in Regulation 1014(b).
(8) A full-time public safety dispatcher as defined in Regulation 1001, from an agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program, shall attend the POST-certified Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course required by Regulation 1018. The agency shall, subject to available funds, be reimbursed for allowable training expenses up to the maximum hours listed in Regulation 1015(d)(2).
(9) Public safety dispatchers from an agency participating in the POST Reimbursable Program may attend POST-certified seminars and technical courses specific to their assignments without prior approval from POST staff and their respective agencies shall be reimbursed subject to available funds. If such seminars and courses are not specific to public safety dispatcher assignments, reimbursement must be approved by POST staff prior to attendance at the course. Requests for approval shall be submitted in the manner required in Regulation 1014 (b).
(b) Requests for Approval.
(1) If required pursuant to this regulation, the employing agency requesting reimbursement shall obtain prior written approval from POST staff for non-sworn personnel to attend reimbursable training. The agency shall include the following information in the approval request.
     (A) The Trainee's Name and Job Title.
     (B) Job Description.
     (C) Course Title, Location, and Dates of Presentation.
(2) Requests for approval must reach POST staff 30 days prior to the starting date of the course.
(c) Reimbursement.
(1) Reimbursement for non-sworn personnel shall be computed in the same manner (except as noted below) as for sworn personnel according to the reimbursement plan for each course as set forth in Regulation 1015.
(2) No reimbursement is provided for the training of non-sworn personnel for expenses associated with courses enumerated in Regulation 1005(a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), except as provided in Regulation 1014(a)(3), (4), and (5) and subject to available funds.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 13503, 13506 and 13510, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 13503, 13506 and 13523, Penal Code.

(Revised 3/28/2017)