Background

The Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) per the Governor’s directive was re-established by the California Penal Code (PC), Sections 13600 through 13603.

In order for the CDCR to achieve its mission; sound applicant selection and training are essential. The greater degree of professionalism, which will result from sound screening criteria and a significant training curriculum, will greatly aid the CDCR in the custody and care of the state’s offender population. As a pro-active measure in 2015, the Legislature re-instituted the CPOST in order to achieve these goals. The re-instituted CPOST is tasked with developing, approving, and monitoring the standards for the selection and training of state correctional peace officers.

In addition, per the PC, the CPOST shall develop, approve, and monitor standards for advanced rank-and-file and supervisory state correctional peace officer training programs for the CDCR.

Commissioners, Executive Director, and Staff Directory

The Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) was established by the Legislature in July 2015, to develop, approve, and monitor standards for the training of State Correctional Peace Officers. The Commission is comprised of six members, three members appointed by and representing the management of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; three members appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by, and representing the members of, the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association. Each Commissioner serves a four year term. CPOST staff operates under the direction of the Commission. CPOST is dedicated to the vision, mission, values, and training goals of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. CPOST is working diligently to ensure a well-trained, quality workforce.

Commissioners:
Robert Calderon, OPOS Correctional Administrator

Connie Gipson, DAI Deputy Director
Heather Bowlds, DJJ Deputy Director
Brian Pinneo, Correctional Lieutenant
Josh Eustice, Parole Agent I
Harold Gee, Correctional Officer

Alternate Members:

Jason Lowe, R.A. McGee CTC Academy Administrator
Teresa Perez, DJJ Superintendent

Executive Staff:
Annemarie Del Mugnaio, Executive Director
Paul Bestalorides, Ed.D., Correctional Administrator (RA)

Staff:
Erick Espana, Correctional Sergeant
Jessica Tabayoyong, Parole Agent I
Ron Agredano, Correctional Officer

Robin DeFehr, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Jennifer Lay, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Janette Galvin, Staff Services Analyst
Jason Morlock, Office Technician

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Operational Procedure

I. Authority

The Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) was established under the California Penal Code (PC), Sections 13600 through 13603, in July 2015. Pursuant to PC, Section 13600(b), CPOST is within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Additional authority for CPOST is within the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of California and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA, State Bargaining Unit 6).

CPOST operates pursuant to the Federal Code of Regulations, Title 29, Sections 29 and 30; the California Labor Code, Chapter 4, Division 3; the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter 1, Article 4; and the California Government Code (GC), Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 1, Article 9.

The CPOST Commission shall adopt rules as it deems necessary for efficient operations, per PC, Section 13600(e). These rules shall be in conformance with the State Personnel Board rules and regulations, the Department of Personnel Administration rules and regulations, and the provisions of the Bargaining Unit 6 MOU.

II. Mission

The mission of the CPOST is to establish standards for the training and professional development of rank-and-file state correctional peace officers, as well as first line and second line supervisory state correctional peace officers. CPOST engages in these efforts to create a broader understanding of the functions and responsibilities of the state correctional peace officer role within the criminal justice system.

In order to accomplish its mission, the CPOST will:

a. Develop, approve, and monitor standards for the selection and training of state correctional peace officer apprentices.

b. Develop, approve, and monitor standards for the Apprenticeship Program across all applicable classifications, including establishing work processes for each classification and verifying the completion of work process hours by apprentices.

 c. Develop, approve, and monitor standards for first-line and second-line supervisory training.

 d. Develop, approve, and monitor standards for supplemental training for correctional peace officer classifications.

 e. Toward the accomplishment of these objectives, the CPOST may confer with, and avail itself of the assistance and recommendations of, other state and local agencies, boards, or commissions, as well as subject matter experts.

 III. Executive Director (ED)

 a. The ED is responsible for daily operation and oversight of the CPOST staff.

 b. The ED is also responsible for administration of policy and oversight functions for CDCR’s Apprenticeship Program.

 c. The ED works collaboratively with the CPOST Commission on the development, implementation, and maintenance of a cooperative labor/management approach to review training standards and materials subject to CPOST oversight.

 d. The ED is responsible for developing the agenda for all Commission meetings, in addition to chairing the meetings. The agenda and a draft of the previous meeting’s minutes will be distributed to the Board at least 10 days in advance of the next meeting.

 i. In the event that the ED is not available, the CPOST Chairperson will assume the ED’s duties during the meeting.

 ii. Should the ED and the Chairperson be unavailable, the Board shall designate one (1) of the regular members to assume the ED’s duties during the meeting.

 iii. The CPOST Secretary may serve as the Chairperson for a meeting with another commissioner designated to serve as the Secretary.

 e. The ED is a non-voting member of the CPOST.

IV. CPOST Commission

 a. Commissioner Appointment, Resignation, and Vacancy

i. Appointment

 A. The Executive Board of CPOST shall be composed of six (6) voting members:

 1. Three (3) members from, appointed by, and representing the management of CDCR, one (1) of whom shall represent the Division of Juvenile Justice or the Division of Rehabilitative Programs.

2. Three (3) members from and appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by and representing the membership of CCPOA. Two (2) members shall be rank-and-file persons from Bargaining Unit 6 and one (1) member shall be supervisory.

 B. Appointments shall be for four (4) years, per PC, Section 13600(c)(1)(C).

 C. Promotion of a member of the CPOST shall invalidate the appointment of that member and shall require the recommendation and appointment of a new member if the member was appointed from rank-and-file or as supervisory personnel and promoted out of his or her respective rank-and-file position or supervisory position during his or her term on the Board, per PC, Section 13600(c)(1)(D).

ii. Resignation

 A. CPOST commissioners serve a term of four (4) years, or:

1. Until succeeded by their respective organization, or

 2. In the event of resignation.

 B. Resigning CPOST commissioners will notice, in writing, the Chairperson, Secretary, and Executive Director as well as their own sponsoring organization.

 iii. Vacancy

 A. Upon any vacancy, the CPOST shall revert to the appointment process as described in i(A)-i(C) above.

 b. Commissioners

 i. Each Executive Board member, or voting comissioner, will ensure that the CPOST operating procedures, regulations, selection and training standards, and Apprenticeship Program standards are met.

 ii. Each voting commissioner will attend and participate in all meetings of the CPOST.

iii. Voting commissioners will serve on CPOST advisory and sub-committees, as appointed, in order for the CPOST to conduct its business.

 A. Advisory and Sub-committee Appointments

 1. All advisory and sub-committee appointments will represent the best interests of CPOST, CDCR apprentices, and departmental employees.

 2. The Chairperson, after a vote of the CPOST at a bi-monthly meeting, or the CPOST, as a whole, may appoint advisory or sub-committee members, who may include, but are not limited to: 

– The Associate Director, Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development 

– Chief of the Peace Officer Selection Programs for the employing agencies

 – Education Advisor (e.g., community college liaison)

 – Employing divisions and CCPOA apprenticeship coordinators

 – Executive Council members of CCPOA

 – Other standing or ad hoc members

 3. Advisory and sub-committee members to CPOST may speak to issues during meetings, but do not have the ability to make or second a motion, nor do they possess a vote.

c. Chairperson

The voting commissioners will elect a chairperson from within the six (6) voting commissioners of the CPOST. Election will be by majority vote and the term will be for four (4) years.

The Chairperson and Secretary must be selected one (1) from the i(A) appointments and one (1) from the i(B) appointments, as listed above.

 d. Secretary

The voting commissioners will elect a secretary from within the six (6) voting commissioners of the CPOST. Election will be by majority vote and the term will be for four (4) years.

The Chairperson and Secretary must be selected one (1) from the i(A) appointments and one (1) from the i(B) appointments, as listed above.

 e. Alternate Commissioners

 i. CDCR and CCPOA shall appoint one (1) alternate member for each voting member whom it appoints, pursuant to i(A)-i(C) above.

 ii. Every alternate member shall possess the same qualifications as a voting member and shall substitute for, and vote in place of, a voting member who was appointed by the same appointing authority whenever the voting member is absent.

 iii. Alternate commissioners will attend all meetings of the CPOST.

 iv. Alternate commissioners may serve on CPOST advisory committees or sub-committees, as appointed.

V. Responsibilities of CPOST Staff

 a. Ensure each Commissioner (voting and alternate) receives a copy of Government Code, Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 1, Article 9, The Bagley-Keene Act (GC, Section 11121.9).

 i. Any individual waiting for confirmation of his or her membership to the CPOST must conform to and abide by The Bagley-Keene Act, as though already confirmed (GC, 11121.95).

 ii. Specifically, each current and unconfirmed commissioner shall abide by GC, Section 11122.5, and shall not participate in any ex parte communications.

 b. The voting commissioners of CPOST shall adopt rules as it deems necessary for efficient operations (PC, Section 13600(e)).

 c. Develop, approve, and monitor standards for:

 i.The selection and training of state correctional peace officer apprentices, including psychological screening, physical fitness and other testing standards (PC, Section 13601(a)(2)).

 ii. Additional training for apprentices in the areas of mental health, rehabilitation, and the theory and history or corrections (PC, Section 13601(a)(3)).

 iii. The carrying and use of firearms for state correctional peace officers which shall take into consideration the different circumstances presented within the institutional setting (PC, Section 13601(b)).

 iv. The length of the probationary period for correctional peace officer apprentices (PC, Section 13601(c)).

 v. Advanced rank-and-file supervisory state correctional peace officer and training programs for the Department (PC, Section 13601(d)).

 vi. Training related to the handling of stress associated with the state correctional peace officer duties (PC, Section 13601(e)).

 d. Notwithstanding the authority of the CPOST, CDCR shall design and deliver training programs, conduct validation studies, and provide program support. The CPOST shall monitor CDCR’s program compliance (PC, Section 13601(g)).

 e. The CPOST shall annually submit an estimate of costs to monitor and audit CDCR and its institutions and parole regions for adherence to training and program standards (PC, Section 13601(i)).

 f. The CPOST shall establish and implement procedures for reviewing and issuing decisions concerning complaints or recommendations from interested parties regarding the CPOST rules, regulations, standards, or decisions (PC, Section 13601(j)).

 g. The CPOST shall determine the on-the-job training requirements for state correctional peace officers (PC, Section 13603(b)).

 VI. CPOST Support Staff

 a. The CPOST support staff, including custody and non-custody, shall operate in accordance with this OP, GC, PC, the Apprenticeship Program OP, and related rules and regulations.

 b. Under the direction of the ED, the support staff will ensure the maintenance of CPOST records and files for a minimum of five (5) years.

 c. The Apprenticeship Coordinator’s Office (ACO), under the auspices of CPOST, will maintain records of the members of all Local Apprenticeship Sub-committees (LAS) for a minimum of five (5) years.

 i. The ACO is responsible for receiving the minutes of each LAS meeting at each institution or Regional Training Office, and maintaining those records for a minimum of five (5) years.

 VII. Meetings

The CPOST shall conduct all meetings according to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, GC,  Sections 11120 through 11132. All meetings will also be in line with Robert’s Rules of Order or applicable regulations.

 a. Frequency

 i. A quorum, consisting of at least two (2) management members and two (2) CCPOA members of the voting commissioners, is required to conduct a meeting.

ii. The CPOST shall meet bi-monthly or more often, as deemed necessary.

 A. The date, time, and location of the meeting will be announced at least 30 days in advance.

 B. The finalized agenda will be announced at least 10 days in advance.

 b. Notification

 i. CPOST Commissioners

 A. An electronic announcement will be sent 30 days in advance to the CPOST commissioners with the date, time, and location(s) for the next meeting.

 ii. Public

 A. An electronic announcement will be sent via email 30 days in advance to any interested parties who have provided their email address to CPOST.

 B. An announcement will also be posted on the CPOST internet site and CDCR intranet site 30 days in advance, containing the date, time, and location of the next meeting.

 iii. Location(s)

 A. The location of the meeting site shall be provided, along with any additional locations where CPOST members are telephonically participating in the meeting.

 B. All location sites must be accessible to the public.

 c. Voting

 i. Rules

 A. The six (6) voting commissioners, or in their absence, the designated alternate member, are the only voting members of CPOST.

 B. A quorum, as defined above, is required to make a decision or call for a vote.

 C. Decisions shall be made by majority vote.

 D. Proxy voting shall not be permitted.

 E. In the absence of a voting member, a designated alternate substitutes for and votes in the place of the member he or she is appointed as an alternate of.

 F. Tentative approval of a decision may be taken by a telephone vote. The decision shall be documented in writing and shall be added to the meeting agenda for confirmation and a final vote at the next scheduled CPOST meeting, so as to become part of the permanent record.

 G. Items requiring a vote must be pre-scheduled on the agenda. Failure to schedule an item will result in the item only being available for discussion. Voting shall be delayed until the following meeting.

 H. Process

1. The ED will ask for a voting commissioner to make a motion. 

2. Once a motion has been made, the ED will ask for another voting commissioner to second the motion. 

3. If the motion is for a vote, then the ED will conduct a rollcall vote of the voting commissioners and announce the result for the record.

 ii. Tie Vote

In the case of a tie vote, the following process shall be followed:

 A. The voting commissioners shall discuss the issue further and determine if additional information would be useful.

B. If additional information can be obtained during the meeting, it shall be presented, and the vote re-taken.

 C. If additional information can be obtained, but not quickly, and time is not of the essence, the issue can be tabled until the next regular meeting.

1. The voting commissioners may direct the CPOST staff to provide the required information within a specified number of business days and schedule a special session when the information shall be presented and the vote re-taken.

2. The special session shall be documented, as required, and the result of the new vote shall be included on the agenda of the next regular meeting.

 iii. Impasse

 A. In the event of an impasse, the matter shall be directed via memorandum to the Secretary of CDCR and the President of CCPOA by the CPOST staff.

 B. Final resolution shall be elevated to the Director of the California Department of Human Resources, if needed.

C. If the issue at hand is related to training which is already in place, training with the existing curriculum shall continue pending resolution.

 d. Closed Session

 i. The CPOST may meet in closed session to discuss pending litigation, sensitive legal matters, review personnel documents, discuss an individual apprentice’s employment history, make recommendations regarding an apprentice’s pay step increase, or basic testing instruments, the public disclosure of which would jeopardize the testing process itself. The vote on these issues, however, must be done publicly, on the record.

 ii. A closed session shall be attended by the voting commissioners; alternate commissioners; the ED; a record keeper, as required; the complaining party, with or without a representative, if present; and, if required, legal counsel to the CPOST.

 iii. The record keeper can be any CPOST staff member, as selected by the ED and/or the Commissioners.

 iv. The record keeper will take minutes of the closed session in the designated ledger book, noting the date, those present, the start and end times for the session, and all discussion and decisions made by the Commissioners. The ledger book shall be confidential and not part of public record, per GC, Section 11126.1.

 v. At the end of the closed session, the CPOST will reconvene in public session and shall make any reports, provide any documentation, and make any other disclosures of action taken during the closed session, including voting, if necessary.

 e. Materials

 i. The bi-monthly meeting announcement shall be posted and/or sent electronically 30 days in advance.

 A. A draft version of the agenda may be issued with the meeting announcement.

 ii. The final bi-monthly meeting agenda shall be posted and/or sent electronically 10 days in advance.

 A. A draft version of the previous meeting’s minutes will be sent with the agenda to all Commissioners, as well.

 iii. All meeting materials provided to the CPOST commissioners shall be made available to the public for review.

 A. In the spirit of fiscal responsibility, CPOST staff will provide a minimum number of physical copies of materials at a meeting.

 B. An Electronic Materials Request form shall be available at all meetings for any individual or organization to provide contact information to receive an electronic copy via email of any or all information provided to the CPOST commissioners.

 1. This Request will not be treated as consent for CPOST, any of the commissioners or staff, to send updates and/or meeting announcements to any individual or organization, unless specifically requested by the recipient.

CPOST Operating Procedure 

Penal Codes 13600-13603

PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [11006 – 14315]

( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

TITLE 4.5. COMMISSION ON CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING [13600 – 13603]

( Title 4.5 heading added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 136, Sec. 8. )

13600.

(a) (1) The Legislature finds and declares that peace officers of the state correctional system, including youth and adult correctional facilities, fulfill responsibilities that require creation and application of sound selection criteria for applicants and standards for their training prior to assuming their duties. For the purposes of this section, correctional peace officers are peace officers as defined in Section 830.5 and employed or designated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

(2) The Legislature further finds that sound applicant selection and training are essential to public safety and in carrying out the missions of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the custody and care of the state’s offender population. The greater degree of professionalism which will result from sound screening criteria and a significant training curriculum will greatly aid the department in maintaining smooth, efficient, and safe operations and effective programs.

(b) There is within the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation a Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training, hereafter referred to, for purposes of this title, as the CPOST.

(c) (1) The executive board of the CPOST shall be composed of six voting members.

(A) Three members from, appointed by, and representing the management of, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, one of whom shall represent the Division of Juvenile Justice or the Division of Rehabilitative Programs.

(B) Three members from, and appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by, and representing the membership of, the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association. Two members shall be rank-and-file persons from State Bargaining Unit 6 and one member shall be supervisory.

(C) Appointments shall be for four years.

(D) Promotion of a member of the CPOST shall invalidate the appointment of that member and shall require the recommendation and appointment of a new member if the member was appointed from rank and file or from supervisory personnel and promoted out of his or her respective rank and file or supervisory position during his or her term on the CPOST.

(2) Each appointing authority shall appoint one alternate member for each regular member who it appoints pursuant to paragraph (1). Every alternate member shall possess the same qualifications as a regular member and shall substitute for, and vote in place of, a regular member who was appointed by the same appointing authority whenever a regular member is absent.

(d) The rules for voting on the executive board of the CPOST shall be as follows:

(1) Decisions shall be made by a majority vote.

(2) Proxy voting shall not be permitted.

(3) Tentative approval of a decision by the CPOST may be taken by a telephone vote. The CPOST members’ decision shall be documented in writing and submitted to the CPOST for confirmation at the next scheduled CPOST meeting so as to become a part of the permanent record.

(e) The executive board of the CPOST shall adopt rules as it deems necessary for efficient operations, including, but not limited to, the appointment of advisory members for forming whatever committees it deems necessary to conduct its business. These rules shall be in conformance with the State Personnel Board rules and regulations, the Department of Personnel Administration rules and regulations, and the provisions of the State Bargaining Unit 6 memorandum of understanding.

(f) The executive board shall seek advice from national experts, including university and college institutions and correctional associations, on issues pertaining to adult corrections, juvenile justice, and the training of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff that are relevant to its mission. To this end, the executive board shall seek information from experts with the most specific knowledge concerning the subject matter.

(g) This section shall be operative on July 1, 2015.
(Repealed (in Sec. 33) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 26, Sec. 34. Effective June 24, 2015. Section operative July 1, 2015, by its own provisions.)

13601.

(a) The CPOST shall develop, approve, and monitor standards for the selection and training of state correctional peace officer apprentices. Any standard for selection established under this subdivision shall be subject to approval by the Department of Human Resources. Using the psychological and screening standards approved by the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall ensure that, prior to training, each applicant who has otherwise qualified in all physical and other testing requirements to be a peace officer the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, is determined to be free from emotional or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of his or her duties and powers as a peace officer pursuant to the standards developed by CPOST.

(b) The CPOST may approve standards for a course in the carrying and use of firearms for correctional peace officers that is different from that prescribed pursuant to Section 832. The standards shall take into consideration the different circumstances presented within the institutional setting from that presented to other law enforcement agencies outside the correctional setting.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 3078 of the Labor Code, the length of the probationary period for correctional peace officer apprentices shall be determined by the CPOST subject to approval by the State Personnel Board, pursuant to Section 19170 of the Government Code.

(d) The CPOST shall develop, approve, and monitor standards for advanced rank-and-file and supervisory state correctional peace officer and training programs for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. When a correctional peace officer is promoted within the department, he or she shall be provided with and be required to complete these secondary training experiences.

(e) The CPOST shall develop, approve, and monitor standards for the training of state correctional peace officers in the department in the handling of stress associated with their duties.

(f) Toward the accomplishment of the objectives of this section, the CPOST may confer with, and may avail itself of the assistance and recommendations of, other state and local agencies, boards, or commissions.

(g) Notwithstanding the authority of the CPOST, the department shall design and deliver training programs, shall conduct validation studies, and shall provide program support. The CPOST shall monitor program compliance by the department.

(h) The CPOST may disapprove any training courses created by the department pursuant to the standards developed by CPOST if it determines that the courses do not meet the prescribed standards. Training may continue with existing curriculum pending resolution.

(i) The CPOST shall annually submit an estimate of costs to conduct those inquiries and audits as may be necessary to determine whether the department and each of its institutions and parole regions are adhering to the standards developed by the CPOST, and shall conduct those inquiries and audits consistent with the annual Budget Act.

(j) The CPOST shall establish and implement procedures for reviewing and issuing decisions concerning complaints or recommendations from interested parties regarding the CPOST rules, regulations, standards, or decisions.

(k) This section shall become operative July 1, 2015.
(Repealed (in Sec. 35) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 26, Sec. 36. Effective June 24, 2015. Section operative July 1, 2015, by its own provisions.)

13602.

(a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may use the training academy at Galt or the training center in Stockton. The academy at Galt shall be known as the Richard A. McGee Academy. The training divisions, in using the funds, shall endeavor to minimize costs of administration so that a maximum amount of the funds will be used for providing training and support to correctional peace officers while being trained by the department.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), and pursuant to Section 13602.1, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may use a training academy established for the California City Correctional Center. This academy, in using the funds, shall endeavor to minimize costs of administration so that a maximum amount of the funds will be used for providing training and support to correctional employees who are being trained by the department.

(c) Each new cadet who attends an academy shall complete the course of training, pursuant to standards approved by the CPOST before he or she may be assigned to a post or job as a peace officer. Every newly appointed first-line or second-line supervisor in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall complete the course of training, pursuant to standards approved by the CPOST for that position.

(d) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall make every effort to provide training prior to commencement of supervisorial duties. If this training is not completed within six months of appointment to that position, any first-line or second-line supervisor shall not perform supervisory duties until the training is completed.
(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 310, Sec. 19) by Stats. 2015, Ch. 26, Sec. 37. Effective June 24, 2015.)

13602.1

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may establish a training academy for correctional peace officers in southern California.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 26, Sec. 39. Effective June 24, 2015.)

13603.

(a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall provide 480 hours of training to each correctional peace officer cadet. This training shall be completed by the cadet prior to his or her assignment to a post or position as a correctional peace officer.

(b) The CPOST shall determine the on-the-job training requirements for correctional peace officers.

(c) The department shall provide a minimum of two weeks of training to each newly appointed first-line supervisor.

(d) Training standards previously established pursuant to this section shall remain in effect until training requirements are established by the CPOST pursuant to Section 13602.

(e) This section shall become operative July 1, 2015.
(Repealed (in Sec. 40) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 26, Sec. 41. Effective June 24, 2015. Section operative July 1, 2015, by its own provisions.)

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Senate Bill 1127
 

Amended IN Senate April 06, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

 

Senate Bill No. 1127

Introduced by Senator Hancock
(Principal coauthor: Senator Anderson
 
February 17, 2016

 

An act to add Section 13605 to the Penal Code, relating to correctional officers. the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training.

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

 

SB 1127, as amended, Hancock. Correctional officers: training. Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training: Internet Web site.

 

 
Existing law establishes the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training within the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and requires the commission to develop standards and training for correctional peace officers.
This bill would require the commission to establish an Internet Web site to include meeting minutes, agendas, and supporting documents.
 
The bill would require the commission to transmit live video and audio of all of its meetings via the Internet Web site. The bill would require the commission to include an archive of past meeting minutes, agendas, and supporting documents and the video and audio of past meetings. The bill would require the commission to include documents on the Internet Web site to provide employees and the public with greater access to professional development materials.


Existing law defines a correctional officer of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a peace officer whose authority extends to any place in the state while engaged in the performance of his or her duties. Under existing law, every person described as a peace officer is required to complete an introductory training course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, as specified.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a blue ribbon panel of experts to review the curriculum of the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, as specified.

Digest Key

Vote: MAJORITY Appropriation: NO Fiscal Committee: NOYES Local Program: NO


Bill Text

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.


Section 13605 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

 
13605.

(a) To promote transparency and accountability, the commission shall establish and maintain an Internet Web site to include the following:

(1) Meeting minutes, agendas, and related supporting documents.
(2) An archive of past meeting minutes, agendas, and related supporting documents.
(3) Documents to provide employees and the public with greater access to professional development materials.
(b) The commission shall transmit live video and audio of all of its meetings via the Internet Web site, and shall also include an archive of the video and audio of those meetings on its Internet Web site.
 


SECTION 1.
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a blue ribbon panel of experts to review the curriculum of the Basic Correctional Officer Academy and recommend changes, additions, and improvements to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, reflecting national and international best training practices.

 

Senate Bill 1127 (PDF)

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The Bagley-Keene Opening Acts

The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (“the Act” or “the Bagley-Keene Act”), set forth in Government Code sections 11120-111321, covers all state boards and commissions. Generally, it requires these bodies to publicly notice their meetings, prepare agendas, accept public testimony and conduct their meetings in public unless specifically authorized by the Act to meet in closed session. Following is a brief summary of the Act’s major provisions. Although we believe that this summary is a helpful road map, it is no substitute for consulting the actual language of the Act and the court cases and administrative opinions that interpret it.

A Handy Guide to The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act 2004 

Guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act 2017 

Goverment Code Section 11120-11132

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