Peace Officer Mental Health Training Legislation Signed Into Law
Governor Brown has signed SB 11 and SB 29 by Senator Beall (D-San Jose) into law. SB 11 requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to include 15 hours regarding behavioral health and appropriate interventions to the law enforcement academy course. SB 29 requires 8 hours of crisis intervention behavioral health training for Field Training Officers. It is estimated that between 20% and 50% of law enforcement contacts involve an individual living with a mental illness.
CAMFT participated in a workgroup early in the legislative process and we thank the CAMFT members who contributed their expertise.