The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) sets selection and training standards for California peace officers. OpenData publishes POST data to increase transparency, and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the public they are sworn to protect
Interactive visual tools presenting law enforcement data for the State of California.
The mission of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is to continually enhance the professionalism of California law enforcement. And, we continually strive to do so. POST serves approximately 600 California law enforcement agencies, 80,000 peace officers, 5,000 reserve peace officers and 8,000 law enforcement dispatchers. It is not the responsibility of POST to collect data on arrests, convictions, use of force, disciplinary action or other issues relegated to local responsibility. However, by the nature of its mission POST inherently is the repository for certain generic statewide data regarding California peace officers. For example, California law enforcement agencies complying with POST’s programs are required to notify POST of peace officer appointments (hirings), training hours completed, separation from employment, (e.g. retirements, etc), and lateral transfers. By law, these agencies can not provide detailed information to POST on reasons for the change of status of any California peace officer except for routine retirements. The presented data is offered as a snapshot of the current state of California's law enforcement and public safety strength compared to current statewide demographic data.
Manuel Alvarez Jr. Executive Director