Department Policies, Procedures & Training Materials (SB 978)

Commencing January 1, 2020, California Senate Bill 978 modified Penal Code Section 13650 which now states that each local law enforcement agency shall post on their web sites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials.

In compliance with Senate Bill 978, you will find all required materials listed below.  These documents are subject to frequent updates and as these changes occur, the most recent materials will be posted here.

Policy Manual


Murrieta Police Department Policy Manual

Department Training


Quarterly Training Jan-Mar 2020
Quarterly Training April - June 2020
Quarterly Training July - September 2020

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.