Senate Bill 978

What is Senate Bill 978?

Effective January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 ("SB 978") requires all local law enforcement agencies and the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (“POST”) to post on their websites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public through a California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) request.

Making this information available online and easily accessible to the public helps educate the public about law enforcement policies, practices, and procedures, increases communication and community trust, and enhances transparency while saving on costs and labor associated with responding to individual CPRA requests for this information.