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AB-2616 Peace officer training: gun violence restraining orders.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 13519.11 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

 (a) The commission shall develop and implement, on or before January 1, 2022, a course of training regarding gun violence restraining orders issued pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18170) of Division 3.2 of Title 2 of Part 6. In developing the training, the commission shall consult with members of law enforcement and the community who have expertise in the areas of gun violence and gun violence restraining orders.
(b) The course of training for officers described in subdivision (a) shall be incorporated into the course or courses of basic training for law enforcement officers on or before January 1, 2022, and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The process of filing a petition for a gun violence restraining order.
(2) Situational training to assist officers in identifying when a gun violence restraining order is appropriate.
(3) How law enforcement can respond effectively to situations that might necessitate a filing for a gun violence restraining order.
(c) Law enforcement officers and administrators may participate in supplementary training that includes all of the topics described in this section. The supplementary training shall fulfill the commission’s requirements for continuing professional training. Additional training courses to update this instruction shall be established as deemed necessary by the commission.