Bill Text

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-2992 Peace officer training: commercially sexually exploited children.(2017-2018)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 04/19/2018 04:00 AM
AB2992:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  April 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2992


Introduced by Assembly Member Daly
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Rodriguez)

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 13516.5 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officer training.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2992, as amended, Daly. Peace officer training: commercially sexually exploited children.
Existing law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and, among other duties, requires the commission to provide various specified courses of training for peace officers.
This bill would require the commission to develop a course on commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and victims of human trafficking. The bill would require the course to include specified topics and components including, among others, recognizing indicators of commercial sexual exploitation, appropriate interviewing techniques, local and state resources available to first responders, and issues of stigma. The bill would require the course to be included in every basic academy course commencing on or after January 1, 2020. This bill would also require POST to develop a course for certain in-service officers on the same subject and covering the same topics and components, to be completed by the officers on or before July 1, 2021. equitable to a course that the commission produces for officers as part of continuing professional training and include facilitated discussions and learning activities, including scenario training exercises. The bill would require the commission to develop the course in consultation with the appropriate community, local, and state organizations and with agencies that have expertise in CSEC and human trafficking and to include meaningful input from survivors.

By requiring new training for peace officers of local law enforcement agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YESNO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13516.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13516.5.
 (a) The commission shall develop and implement a course or courses of instruction for the training of peace officers in California on commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and victims of human trafficking that shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics and activities:
(1) The basics of CSEC and human trafficking.
(2) Recognizing indicators of commercial sexual exploitation.
(3) Appropriate interviewing techniques that avoid retraumatizing the victim.
(4) Local and state resources that are available to first responders.
(5) Perspectives of victims and their families.
(6) Issues of stigma.
(b) The course of instruction shall be no less than eight hours equitable to a course that the commission produces for officers as part of continuing professional training and shall include facilitated discussions and learning activities activities, including roleplay scenario training exercises.
(c) The training described in subdivision (a) shall be developed in consultation with the appropriate community, local, and state organizations, and agencies that have expertise in CSEC and human trafficking and shall include meaningful input from survivors.

(d)The training described in paragraph (a) shall be included in the basic course for any academy class commencing on or after January 1, 2020.

(e)Every police officer or deputy sheriff at or below the rank of supervisor who is assigned to patrol duties and who completed a basic course that commenced before January 1, 2020, shall, by no later than July 1, 2021, complete an in-service training course developed by the commission that meets the requirements of the course described in subdivision (a).

SEC. 2.

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.