Senate Bill 978 (2020)

Commencing January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires law enforcement agencies to "conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites" all "current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials" that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA).

Below, you will find links to documents in compliance with Senate Bill 978. You will also find other documents related to professional accountability within in our organization as part of our continued effort to remain truly transparent and open.

Department Training


2020 January - March
2020 April - June
2020 July - September
2020 October - December

2021 January - March
2021 April - June
2021 July - September
2021 October - December

2022 January - March

External Training


The Murrieta Police Department receives regular training through a variety of sources and providers, most of which are external. The majority of training we send our Officers to follow POST guidelines which have been standardized throughout the State of California. Additionally, we regularly send Officers to the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center for regular refresher training for topics such as defensive tactics, use of force options and defensive driving training.

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) was established by the Legislature in 1959 to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement. The Murrieta Police Department is a POST Program participating agency and we abide by the standards they’ve established. You can visit the POST website for more information on their training standards, policies and practices.

Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center


You can visit the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center website for more information on their training standards, policies and practices.