Petaluma Police Department Training Records
Commencing January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires law enforcement agencies to "conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites" all "current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials" that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA).
Below, you will find links to documents in compliance with Senate Bill 978. You will also find other documents related to professional accountability within in our organization as part of our continued effort to remain truly transparent and open.
Annually our officers review and train on policies for Racial Profiling, Immigration Policy, Bias-Based Policing, and Hate Crimes.
In the last two years, officers have received 32 hours of Crisis Intervention Training and 8 hours of Crisis Intervention Techniques. In 2020, all officers received an additional 8 hours of De-escalation Training. Our Defensive Tactics Instructors also received an additional 16 hours of training in De-escalation Instructor Course.