Penal Code 13650/Senate Bill 978

Penal Code 13650 Definition

Commencing January 1, 2020, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency shall 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 (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

 

Senate Bill 978 Definition

This bill, commencing January 1, 2020, requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency 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. By imposing this requirement on local law enforcement agencies, the bill imposes a state-mandated local program.

 

Department Policies

Winters Police Department Policy Manual

Please note the Winters Police Department Policy Manual is a living document and is subject to regular review, revisions, and updates based on legislative changes, case law, and identified best practices. The current online version of the Policy Manual posted here will be reviewed annually to ensure any revisions and updates from the previous year are contained in the online version.

The Winters Police Department Policy Manual is currently held on the Lexipol platform and can be found HERE

 

Winters Police Department General Orders

General orders are clarifications of or additions to the Winters Police Department Policy Manual and can be found HERE.

 

Winters Police Department Field Training Program Manual

Collection of materials used to provide a foundation for incoming Officers can be found HERE

 

Winters Police Department Memorandums of Understandings (MOU)

The Winters Police Department utilizes several different outside agencies and organizations to provide services both on site and remotely through MOUs a list of which can be found HERE

Current standards, practices, and operating procedures

Winters Police Department Internal Training Courses

The Winters Police Department utilizes department based instructors to provide training on multiple topics, outlines can be found HERE

 

Aditional Agency Information and Instruction

The State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General web page publishes several best practice informational bulletins, procedure and policy manuals related to California information systems used by the Winters Police Department on their web page HERE.

These topics include but are not limited to:

California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Policies, Practices and Procedures (and Statutes) Manual encompassing Criminal History, Restraining Order, Automated Property, Automated Firearms, Stolen Vehicles, and Missing Persons systems.

Instructions for reporting use of force incidents to the California Department of Justice

Record Sealing Handbook

 

 

The State of California Office of Emergency Services web page publishes several best practice informational bulletins, procedure and policy manuals related to emergency management used by the Winters Police Department on their web page HERE.

These topics include by are not limited to:

ICS Training Requirements and Guidance

SEMS Training Requirements and Guidance

NIMS Training Requirement and Guidance

School Emergency Planning and Safety

 

 

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation web page publishes several best practice informational bulletins, procedure and policy manuals related to national criminal information systems and other information used by the Winters Police Department on their web page HERE.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Criminal Justice Information System

Domestic Terrorism

Interstate Identification Index

National Crime Information Center

Uniform Crime Reporting

 

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes several best practice informational bulletins, procedure and policy manuals related to traffic safety used by the Winters Police Department on their web page HERE.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Collision Investigation Manual

 

 

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration publishes several best practice informational bulletins, procedure and policy manuals related to narcotic safety used by the Winters Police Department on their web page HERE.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Fentanyl Guide for First Responders

Outside department education and training materials