The training of police employees, both sworn and non-sworn, is a constant and essential element for the operation of an effective police department. Laws, procedures, and interpretations are constantly changing, which has a significant impact on the methods by which the Police Department discharges its duties.

The department subscribes to and complies with the requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Professional Standards Division responsibilities: 

  • Schedule training by legal mandate and when deemed necessary and appropriate for effective performance available to our employees
  • Identify future training needs, trends, and methods to be as proactive as possible in providing such training
  • Recognize the importance of continuous re-training in job related skills such as:
  • Address emergency vehicle operations
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Legal updates