8120 Peace Officer Standards, Training Comm
Program Descriptions


The Standards Program establishes job-related selection and training standards for peace officers and dispatchers. It also provides management consultation to local law enforcement agencies. Activities include development of examinations and counseling local law enforcement agencies on ways to improve management practices.

The Program conducts applied research in the areas of peace officer selection and training, operational procedures and program evaluation to meet statutory requirements and to provide management guidance to local law enforcement agencies. It also facilitates the development and implementation of new programs for local agencies by serving as a clearinghouse of successful program information. Finally, it conducts accreditation and peace officer feasibility studies.