CPRA - Agency Policy Information

Senate Bill 978 - Agency Policies, Procedures, and Training Materials

 In 2018, SB978 was signed into law, taking effect on January 1, 2020. In essence, the law requires “each local law enforcement agency” (State agencies and private presenters are exempt), to conspicuously post on their Internet websites all current standards, policies, operating procedures, and “education and training materials”, if they would otherwise be available to the public if a request were made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA) Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.

To access the bill, you may click here: Senate Bill 978

The Shafter Police Department Policy Manual is generally in flux as new laws or regulations are enacted, or court rulings may impact how agencies are to conduct business as law enforcement professionals. The policy manual may be updated with new material every few months. The agency will strive to update the current policy on this webpage as soon as an update is applied. 

The current policy manual may be accessed here: SHAFTER POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUAL

Questions about the manual or this information page should be directed Captain Jeff Bell by phone:(661) 746-8914 or you may email him at: jbell@shafter.com

Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) was established by the Legislature in 1959 to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement. You may access information about POST here:

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST)

POST will be providing information to the public pertaining to training materials which do not fall in the exemptions under the Public Records Act. We anticipate POST to begin publishing or providing this information upon the Act's requirement of January 1, 2020. You can read more here: POST Bulletin on SB 978