CA Penal Code Section 831.6


A transportation officer is a public officer, not a peace officer, appointed on a contract basis by a peace officer to transport a prisoner or prisoners.


A transportation officer shall have the authority of a public officer, and shall have the right to carry or possess firearms, only while engaged in the transportation of a prisoner or prisoners for the duration of the contract.


Each person described in this section as a transportation officer shall, prior to the transportation of any prisoner, have satisfactorily completed the training course specified in Section 832.


A transportation officer may use reasonable force in establishing and maintaining custody of persons delivered to him or her by a peace officer.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 831.6’s source at ca​.gov