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Inventory of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Records
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Description
The records of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission consist of seven cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records spanning the period from 1970-1992, which reflect the activities of the Commission as it worked to raise the level of effectiveness of state law enforcement through improved selection and training standards.
Background
In July 1959, Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown signed legislation creating the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training within the California Department of Justice (Chapter 1823, Statutes of 1959). The Commission was the first such organization in the United States, created to function as a special fund agency to develop and administer selection and training standards for state law enforcement.
Extent
7 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.