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AB-332 Peace officers: training.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/18/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 18, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  February 15, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 332


Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

January 31, 2019


An act to add and repeal Section 13510.05 to of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 332, as amended, Lackey. Peace officers: training.
Existing law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, among other duties, to adopt rules establishing minimum standards relating to physical, mental, and moral fitness that govern the recruitment of specified peace officers, including city police officers, peace officer members of a county sheriff’s office, and marshals or deputy marshals. Existing law provides that a local agency is not prohibited from establishing selection and training standards that exceed the minimum standards established by the commission.
This bill would authorize a law enforcement agency that is sponsoring a peace officer trainee, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, to permit a peace officer trainee to have at least one, but not more than 3, opportunities to remediate the skills portion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency. The bill would require a sponsoring law enforcement agency or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy to offer the same number of remedial opportunities to all peace officer trainees, as specified. require the commission, on or before April 1, 2021, to submit a report to the Legislature and Governor with specified data relating to students’ completion of training at academies for peace officers and the availability of remedial training, including, among other things, the number of students who received one or more opportunities for remedial training for a learning domain. The bill would also require the report to include, among other things, a review of academies’ practices regarding training remediation and a discussion of whether the commission finds that minimum standards for an appropriate level of remedial training should be established. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2024.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13510.05 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13510.05.
 (a) The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training shall submit a report to the Legislature and the Governor on or before April 1, 2021, that includes all of the following:
(1) (A) (i) Data on the number of students who attended an academy, the number and percentage of students who successfully completed an academy, and the number and percentage of students who failed to successfully complete an academy.
(ii) Of the students who failed to successfully complete an academy, the number and percentage of students who did not successfully complete an academy because they self-dismissed out of the academy, and the number and percentage of students who did not successfully complete an academy because they failed to successfully complete one or more learning domains.
(iii) Of the students who failed to successfully complete an academy because they failed to successfully complete one or more learning domains, the number and percentage of students who failed to complete the learning domains relating to vehicle operation, firearms proficiency, or both, and may include data on failure to complete other learning domains.
(iv) Data on the number of students who received one or more opportunities for remedial training for a learning domain included in the report pursuant to clause (iii) and then did, or did not, successfully complete the learning domain after receiving the remedial training.
(B) Data reported pursuant to this paragraph shall also be aggregated by the race and gender of students.
(2) A review of academies’ practices regarding training remediation for a student who has previously failed to successfully complete a learning domain and a discussion of whether the commission finds that there is a common understanding by academies of the extent to which, and the type of, additional training is appropriate when a student is unsuccessful at completing a learning domain, particularly with regard to the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency.
(3) A discussion of whether the commission finds that minimum standards for an appropriate level of remedial training, particularly with regard to the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency, should be established by the commission and whether additional guidance for academies is needed on remedial training. This discussion may include any recommendations for statutory changes, administrative changes, or both, if appropriate.
(b) The Commission shall include at least six months of academy data in the report submitted pursuant to subdivision (a). It may include additional data if feasible and available.
(c) As used in this section, “academy” and “academies” means an intensive regular basic course of peace officer training.
(d) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.

SECTION 1.Section 13510.05 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
13510.05.

(a)As part of the minimum standards established pursuant to Section 13510, a law enforcement agency that is sponsoring a peace officer trainee, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, may permit a peace officer trainee to have at least one, but not more than three, opportunities to remediate the skills portion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency.

(b)If a sponsoring law enforcement agency, or an entity that operates a peace officer training academy, elects to permit a peace officer trainee to remediate skills as described in subdivision (a), the agency or entity shall offer the same number of remedial opportunities to all peace officer trainees. However, if a sponsoring law enforcement agency permits a higher number of opportunities to remediate than the entity operating the peace officer training academy, all trainees sponsored by that law enforcement agency shall be permitted the higher number of opportunities to remediate.

(c)This section does not alter the standards for successful completion of the learning domains relating to vehicle operation and firearms proficiency.