This webpage is your resource to review the materials we are legally mandated to provide. Should you not see what you need, please complete the California Public Records Act (CPRA) request link below.
Senate Bill 978
Senate Bill 978, Chapter 978, add Title 4.7 Commencing with section 13650) to Part 4 of the penal code, relating to law enforcement. Beginning on January 1, 2020, 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.
Policy and Procedures
Department Policies and Procedure
Disclosure of Police Personnel Records – SB 1421
Senate Bill 1421 effective January 1, 2019, requires certain peace officer or custodial officer personnel records and records relating to specific incidents, complaints, and investigations to be made available for public inspection pursuant to the California Public Records Act. The records subject to disclosure are limited to certain specified records of;
- an incident involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer,
- an incident in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death or great bodily injury,
- an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault involving a member of the public, and
- an incident in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency of dishonesty by a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying, or concealing of evidence.
SB 1421 contains definitions and parameters for the types of records subject to disclosure and the information to be redacted from records prior to disclosure.
It is important to note that the District Police Department complies with State law for disclosure of police personnel records. The Department does not set the rules regarding what records can or cannot be disclosed - the State does. SB 1421, which the Department is fully complying with, amended State law to allow more records to be released, thus the information on this page.
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District Police Department has received a number of public records requests for records disclosable under the provisions of SB 1421. Both prior to and on a continual basis, the Department reviews any and all records that may be responsive to SB 1421. Any responsive records will identified, reviewed, appropriately redacted and posted to this webpage as they are ready for disclosure.
After thorough review of District Police records, we currently have no records responsive to the provisions of SB 1421.
Due to the size of our agency, our officers travel to other police departments to receive POST Certified training. As such, those training materials will need to be accessed by contacting POST at post.ca.gov.
Should the District Police Department provide any in-house training, those materials will be posted here: