California Penal Code

Sec. § 13542


(a)

In order for the commission to give a favorable recommendation as to a change in designation to peace officer status, the person or persons desiring the designation change shall be employed by an agency with a supervisory structure consisting of a chief law enforcement officer, the agency shall agree to comply with the training requirements set forth in Section 832, and shall be subject to the funding restriction set forth in Section 13526. The commission shall issue the study and its recommendations to the requesting person or agency within 18 months of the mutual acceptance of a contract between the requesting person or agency and the commission. A copy of that study and recommendations shall also be submitted to the Legislature.

(b)

(1)In order for the commission to give a favorable recommendation as to a change in peace officer designation or status, the person or persons desiring the change in peace officer designation or status shall be employed by an agency that is currently participating in the Peace Officer Standard Training program.

(2)

If the designation change is moving the person or persons into Section 830.1, the person or persons shall obtain the basic certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, set forth in Section 832.4.

(3)

The commission shall issue the study and its recommendations, as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 13540, to the requesting person or persons, within 12 months of the mutual acceptance of a contract between the requesting person or agency and the commission, or as soon as possible thereafter if the commission shows good cause as to the need for an extension of the 12-month time period.

(4)

A copy of that study and recommendation shall also be submitted to the Legislature.
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