The records of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission consist of seven cubic feet of textual and audiovisual
records spanning the period from 1970-1992, which reflect the activities of the Commission as it worked to raise the level
of effectiveness of state law enforcement through improved selection and training standards.
In July 1959, Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown signed legislation creating the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
within the California Department of Justice (Chapter 1823, Statutes of 1959). The Commission was the first such organization
in the United States, created to function as a special fund agency to develop and administer selection and training standards
for state law enforcement.
7 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records
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is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.