Issue Brief: California Law Enforcement Survey

Report #263, November 2021
Issue Brief: California Law Enforcement Survey

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2021
 
For Additional Information Contact:
Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
(510) 205-8042
 

California Law Enforcement Training is Great but Could Be Better, Officers Say in Little Hoover Commission Survey

An overwhelming majority of California peace officers say their training is superior to that in other states, but strong majorities also say California should monitor training outcomes, incorporate research, and adjust curricula accordingly, the Little Hoover Commission finds in its latest Issue Brief.

In the Brief, its newest resource for state policymakers that outlines current research without making policy recommendations, the Commission presents findings from its survey of active-duty police officers in California about the training they receive. The survey, which occurred in May 2021, is part of the Commission’s study examining the role of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in developing training standards for California’s law enforcement community.

“Our survey findings provide invaluable insight into what members of California’s law enforcement community perceive as the strengths and weaknesses of their training,” said Commission Chair Pedro Nava, who also serves on the study’s subcommittee.

In the Issue Brief, the Commission details officers’ survey responses, many of which affirmed the value of the training they receive:

  • Overall, training in California is perceived to be superior to training in other states. Over 80 percent of officers said the training they receive is better than the training provided to their peers in different parts of the country.

  • Officers overwhelmingly agreed that all forms of training – basic, field, in-service – are relevant to the work they do, yet officers are split on whether this formal training is more important than the informal on-the-job advice they receive from colleagues.

  • Over 80 percent said stress-based academies provide essential training for law enforcement, and 76 percent agreed that California should continue using them. Sixty-four percent of officers said non-stress academies are not as effective as stress-based ones for preparing officers for the reality of policing.

Throughout the survey officers also identified pressing challenges that could be addressed to improve the training they receive:

  • Over half of officers said certain subjects are not adequately covered by existing training curriculum. Mental health, de-escalation, legal processes and procedures, use of force, and officer wellness were identified as topics for which training is lacking.

  • Various barriers prevent officers from pursuing additional training. Finding staff to backfill positions while officers receive training is frequently a barrier for 52 percent of respondents, while financing is a roadblock for almost half.

  • Nearly 70 percent of officers said there needs to be greater consistency in training across California’s 692 law enforcement departments and 41 basic training academies.

  • Oversight of training outcomes and their effectiveness is missing. More than 80 percent of officers agreed that POST should monitor training outcomes and adjust its standards and curricula accordingly, while almost 70 percent said POST should incorporate research on training effectiveness into its training standards.

“Officers made it clear that while training in California is great, there are areas for improvement that must be addressed,” said Commissioner Janna Sidley, member of the Commission’s law enforcement study subcommittee. “We hope this Issue Brief will assist state leaders as they consider ways to improve police training in California.”  

More Commission research on law enforcement training, including a report with policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature, will be released later this fall.

About the Little Hoover Commission
The Little Hoover Commission is America’s only permanent, independent citizens commission working to improve state government. A nonpartisan oversight agency created in 1962, the Commission includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state operations and promote efficiency, economy and improved service.

 

Fact Sheet

Study Description

Agenda

Overview

In the fall of 2020, the Little Hoover Commission launched a study to examine the role of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in shaping law enforcement training standards for California’s peace officers. As part of this work, the Commission anonymously surveyed active-duty peace officers in May 2021 to learn more about the training they receive through POST. Over 300 officers responded to the survey, and their answers, detailed in this Issue Brief, provide critical insight into the strengths and shortcomings of police training in California. 

 

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(Report #264, November 2021)
 
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  • December 17
    2021
    Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
    10 a.m.
    Friday, December 17, 2021
     

    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3ovwJ2R
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 910-2664-8804
    Password: 652815

    1. Little Hoover Commission Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
      1. Pedro Nava, Chair and Subcommittee Member, California Law Enforcement Training, Little Hoover Commission
      2. Janna Sidley, Commissioner and Subcommittee Member, California Law Enforcement Training, Little Hoover Commission
      3. Participant Presentations on California Law Enforcement Training
    2. Discussion
    3. Public Comments

     

    Registration for this event is not required but if you wish to receive follow-up information after the webinar, please register for the event on Eventbrite.

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 7, 2021

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Webinar

    On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a webinar beginning at 10 a.m. The webinar will be conducted via Zoom.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the webinar by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: https://bit.ly/3ovwJ2R. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 910-2664-8804. The password is 652815. We highly recommend members of the public access the webinar through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.

    During the webinar, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the meeting. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical meetings, public comments will be limited to three minutes each.

    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The webinar may be cancelled without notice. 

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Friday, December 10, 2021.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

  • June 29
    2021
    Advisory Committee Meeting on California Law Enforcement Training
    1:00 p.m.
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Agenda
    Advisory Committee Meeting on California Law Enforcement Training
    June 29, 2021, 1-3 p.m.
    Meeting Agenda
     

    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3xtGFeR
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 989-3148-3640
    Password: 519801

    The meeting will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.
     
    Welcome and Introduction
    Opening Remarks: Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee
    Housekeeping: Little Hoover Commission Staff
     
    Advisory Committee Discussion
    Topic 1: How could California’s POST incorporate evidence-based policing into training standards and professional development?
    Topic 2: What is missing from existing training? How and when should training be delivered to support officers throughout their careers?
     
    Public Comment and Closing Remarks
    Public Comment
    Closing Remarks: Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee and Commissioners
     
     
    Participant List:
     
    • Manny Alvarez, Executive Director, California POST
    • Meagan Catafi, Legislative Liaison/Public Information Officer, California POST
    • Rick Braziel, Educator, Humboldt State University; Commissioner, California POST
    • Lai Lai Bui, Sergeant, Sacramento Police Department; Commissioner, California POST
    • Jon Lewis, Chief of Police, Newport Beach
    • Brian Marvel, Police Officer III, San Diego Police Department; President, PORAC
    • Joseph Cortez, Lieutenant, Santa Monica Police Department; Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    • Emily Owens, Professor of Criminology, UC Irvine
    • Jack Glaser, Professor of Psychology, Goldman School, UC Berkeley
    • Christy Lopez, Professor, Georgetown Law
    • Tracie Keesee, Senior Vice President of Social Justice Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity
    • Luann Pannell, Director of Police Training and Education, Los Angeles Police Department
    Public Notice
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 18, 2021

     
    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct an advisory committee meeting on California law enforcement training beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearing by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: https://bit.ly/3xtGFeR. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 989-3148-3640. The password is 519801. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.

    During the meeting, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the meeting. 

    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached business meeting agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The meeting may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
  • March 11
    2021
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 3)
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
     
    Webinar ID: 944-5055-4257
    Password: 257455
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Public Hearing: 10:00 a.m.
     
    Evidence-Based Policing Strategies For Training and Professional Development
    1. Cynthia Lum, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society; Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University
     
    Redesigning Oregon’s Basic Training Academy
    1. Staci Yutzie-Heintzman, Program Development Coordinator, Center for Policing Excellence, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (Written Testimony)
    2. Stephen James, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Washington State University (Written Testimony)
     
    Training That Builds Trust and Empathy in Community-Police Relations
    1. Shawn Hill, Lieutenant, Santa Barbara Police Department (Written Testimony)
    2. Edward Maguire, Ph.D., Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Public Safety Innovation Lab, Arizona State University
     
    Public Comments
     

    Add to Calendar: https://evt.mx/mvcJMjAF

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 11, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 25, 2021 and Thursday, March 11, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. Please see find the details for each hearing below. Both hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m.

    Add to your calendar

    Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m.:

    Add to your calendar

    We highly recommend members of the public access the hearings through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 18, 2021.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearings on Law Enforcement Training

    1. Testimony from witnesses on law enforcement training
    2. Public comment

    Video
  • February 25
    2021
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 2)
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
     
    Webinar ID: 964-5733-2687
    Password: 508183
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Perspectives from Community Advocates
    1. Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson, Uncle of Oscar Grant, Public Speaker, and Social Justice Advocate (Written Testimony)
    2. Hans Menos, Vice President of Law Enforcement Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity (Written Testimony)
     
    Perspectives from Law Enforcement
    1. Abdul Pridgen, Vice President, California Police Chiefs Association; Chief, Seaside Police Department (Written Testimony)
    2. Damon Kurtz, Vice President, Peace Officers Research Association of California; Police Officer, Fresno Police Department (Written Testimony)
     
    Add to your calendar: https://evt.mx/364Ofues
    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 11, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 25, 2021 and Thursday, March 11, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. Please see find the details for each hearing below. Both hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m.

    Add to your calendar

    Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m.:

    Add to your calendar

    We highly recommend members of the public access the hearings through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 18, 2021.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearings on Law Enforcement Training

    1. Testimony from witnesses on law enforcement training
    2. Public comment

    Video
  • February 11
    2021
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 1)
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, February 11, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
     
    Webinar ID: 949-9546-5685
    Password: 878330
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Public Hearing: 10:00 a.m.

     

    Role of the POST Commission in Shaping California Law Enforcement Training

    1. Manny Alvarez, Executive Director, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (Written Testimony)

    Role of the Legislature in Shaping Law Enforcement Training Priorities

    2. David Billingsley, Committee Counsel, Assembly Committee on Public Safety (Written Testimony)

    Reimagining Police Training: Using Research to Drive Reforms

    3. Joseph Cortez, Police Lieutenant, Santa Monica Police Department; Associate Professor, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Written Testimony)

     
    Public Comments
     
     
    Add to your calendar: https://evt.mx/3T05Zc3A 
    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 1, 2021

     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 11, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.
     
    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearing by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: http://bit.ly/3iWqVei. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 949-9546-5685. The password: 878330. We highly recommend members of the public access the hearing through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearing, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 4, 2020.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
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  • December 17
    2021
    Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
    10 a.m.
    Friday, December 17, 2021
     

    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3ovwJ2R
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 910-2664-8804
    Password: 652815

    1. Little Hoover Commission Webinar on California Law Enforcement Training
      1. Pedro Nava, Chair and Subcommittee Member, California Law Enforcement Training, Little Hoover Commission
      2. Janna Sidley, Commissioner and Subcommittee Member, California Law Enforcement Training, Little Hoover Commission
      3. Participant Presentations on California Law Enforcement Training
    2. Discussion
    3. Public Comments

     

    Registration for this event is not required but if you wish to receive follow-up information after the webinar, please register for the event on Eventbrite.

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 7, 2021

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Webinar

    On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a webinar beginning at 10 a.m. The webinar will be conducted via Zoom.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the webinar by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: https://bit.ly/3ovwJ2R. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 910-2664-8804. The password is 652815. We highly recommend members of the public access the webinar through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.

    During the webinar, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the meeting. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical meetings, public comments will be limited to three minutes each.

    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The webinar may be cancelled without notice. 

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Friday, December 10, 2021.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

  • June 29
    2021
    Advisory Committee Meeting on California Law Enforcement Training
    1:00 p.m.
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Agenda
    Advisory Committee Meeting on California Law Enforcement Training
    June 29, 2021, 1-3 p.m.
    Meeting Agenda
     

    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
    Online: https://bit.ly/3xtGFeR
    Toll Free Phone: (888) 788-0099
    Webinar ID: 989-3148-3640
    Password: 519801

    The meeting will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.
     
    Welcome and Introduction
    Opening Remarks: Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee
    Housekeeping: Little Hoover Commission Staff
     
    Advisory Committee Discussion
    Topic 1: How could California’s POST incorporate evidence-based policing into training standards and professional development?
    Topic 2: What is missing from existing training? How and when should training be delivered to support officers throughout their careers?
     
    Public Comment and Closing Remarks
    Public Comment
    Closing Remarks: Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee and Commissioners
     
     
    Participant List:
     
    • Manny Alvarez, Executive Director, California POST
    • Meagan Catafi, Legislative Liaison/Public Information Officer, California POST
    • Rick Braziel, Educator, Humboldt State University; Commissioner, California POST
    • Lai Lai Bui, Sergeant, Sacramento Police Department; Commissioner, California POST
    • Jon Lewis, Chief of Police, Newport Beach
    • Brian Marvel, Police Officer III, San Diego Police Department; President, PORAC
    • Joseph Cortez, Lieutenant, Santa Monica Police Department; Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    • Emily Owens, Professor of Criminology, UC Irvine
    • Jack Glaser, Professor of Psychology, Goldman School, UC Berkeley
    • Christy Lopez, Professor, Georgetown Law
    • Tracie Keesee, Senior Vice President of Social Justice Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity
    • Luann Pannell, Director of Police Training and Education, Los Angeles Police Department
    Public Notice
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 18, 2021

     
    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct an advisory committee meeting on California law enforcement training beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearing by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: https://bit.ly/3xtGFeR. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 989-3148-3640. The password is 519801. We highly recommend members of the public access the meeting through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.

    During the meeting, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the meeting. 

    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached business meeting agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The meeting may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    Video
  • March 11
    2021
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 3)
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
     
    Webinar ID: 944-5055-4257
    Password: 257455
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Public Hearing: 10:00 a.m.
     
    Evidence-Based Policing Strategies For Training and Professional Development
    1. Cynthia Lum, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society; Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University
     
    Redesigning Oregon’s Basic Training Academy
    1. Staci Yutzie-Heintzman, Program Development Coordinator, Center for Policing Excellence, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (Written Testimony)
    2. Stephen James, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Washington State University (Written Testimony)
     
    Training That Builds Trust and Empathy in Community-Police Relations
    1. Shawn Hill, Lieutenant, Santa Barbara Police Department (Written Testimony)
    2. Edward Maguire, Ph.D., Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Public Safety Innovation Lab, Arizona State University
     
    Public Comments
     

    Add to Calendar: https://evt.mx/mvcJMjAF

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 11, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 25, 2021 and Thursday, March 11, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. Please see find the details for each hearing below. Both hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m.

    Add to your calendar

    Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m.:

    Add to your calendar

    We highly recommend members of the public access the hearings through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 18, 2021.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearings on Law Enforcement Training

    1. Testimony from witnesses on law enforcement training
    2. Public comment

    Video
  • February 25
    2021
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 2)
    10 a.m.
    Event
    Agenda
    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
     
    Join Online or By Phone Via Zoom
     
    Webinar ID: 964-5733-2687
    Password: 508183
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Perspectives from Community Advocates
    1. Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson, Uncle of Oscar Grant, Public Speaker, and Social Justice Advocate (Written Testimony)
    2. Hans Menos, Vice President of Law Enforcement Initiatives, Center for Policing Equity (Written Testimony)
     
    Perspectives from Law Enforcement
    1. Abdul Pridgen, Vice President, California Police Chiefs Association; Chief, Seaside Police Department (Written Testimony)
    2. Damon Kurtz, Vice President, Peace Officers Research Association of California; Police Officer, Fresno Police Department (Written Testimony)
     
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    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 11, 2021
     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 25, 2021 and Thursday, March 11, 2021, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct public hearings on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearings will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearings by joining online or by phone. Please see find the details for each hearing below. Both hearings will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page.

    Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m.

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    Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m.:

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    We highly recommend members of the public access the hearings through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearings, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 18, 2021.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

    AGENDA:
    Public Hearings on Law Enforcement Training

    1. Testimony from witnesses on law enforcement training
    2. Public comment

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    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training (Part 1)
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    Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Training
    Thursday, February 11, 2021
     
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    Webinar ID: 949-9546-5685
    Password: 878330
     
    The hearing will also be livestreamed on the Commission's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALittleHoover
     
    Public Hearing: 10:00 a.m.

     

    Role of the POST Commission in Shaping California Law Enforcement Training

    1. Manny Alvarez, Executive Director, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (Written Testimony)

    Role of the Legislature in Shaping Law Enforcement Training Priorities

    2. David Billingsley, Committee Counsel, Assembly Committee on Public Safety (Written Testimony)

    Reimagining Police Training: Using Research to Drive Reforms

    3. Joseph Cortez, Police Lieutenant, Santa Monica Police Department; Associate Professor, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Written Testimony)

     
    Public Comments
     
     
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    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 1, 2021

     

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125
     

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, February 11, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on law enforcement training beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be conducted via Zoom, under the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act as revised by Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.
     
    Members of the public are encouraged to listen to the hearing by joining online or by phone. Click the URL to join online: http://bit.ly/3iWqVei. To join via phone, call toll free from the U.S. by dialing (888) 788-0099. The webinar ID is 949-9546-5685. The password: 878330. We highly recommend members of the public access the hearing through the Zoom app. Please visit the Zoom website for instructions on how to download the Zoom app onto a computer or smartphone.
     
    During the hearing, members of the public may indicate to staff that they wish to make public comment by using the “raise” hand feature in Zoom or sending an email to LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov with your question and the phone number from which you have joined the hearing. As is the Commission’s normal procedure during physical hearing, public comments will be heard at the end of the hearing, following the final agenda item, and will be limited to three minutes each.
     
    The Commission may act on any item listed on the attached hearing agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The hearing may be cancelled without notice.  
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or LittleHoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, February 4, 2020.
     
    Please be aware that there may be delays in responding to emails or other communications to the Commission as our staff is now working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic. We appreciate your patience.

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