California Penal Code

Sec. § 13515.29


The commission shall establish and keep updated a field training officer course relating to competencies of the field training program and police training program that addresses how to interact with persons with mental illness or intellectual disability.


This course shall consist of at least four hours of classroom instruction and instructor-led active learning, such as scenario-based training, shall address issues related to stigma, and shall be culturally relevant and appropriate.


All prospective field training officers shall complete the course described in subdivisions (a) and (b) as part of the existing field training officer program.


The commission shall implement the provisions of this section on or before August 1, 2016.

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