(a) Every police department, sheriff’s office, or other entity that employs peace officers shall review the job description that is used in the recruitment and hiring of those peace officers and shall make changes that emphasize community-based policing, familiarization between law enforcement and community residents, and collaborative problem solving, while de-emphasizing the paramilitary aspects of the job.
(b) This section is not intended to alter the required duties of any peace officer.
Terms Used In California Penal Code 13651
- peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Penal Code 7
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that changes to these job descriptions are necessary to allow peace officers to feel like the public can trust law enforcement and to implement problem-solving policing and intelligence-led policing strategies in contrast with reactive policing strategies.
(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 322, Sec. 3. (AB 846) Effective January 1, 2021.)