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On October 26, 2004, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts, to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Chief Batts brings to the commission 22 years of law enforcement experience. When asked about his appointment, Chief Batts affirmed, “I sincerely believe that the foundation of every police officer lies in realistic, verifiable training. I consider it an honor to bring what I have learned from the police department and the Long Beach community to a statewide forum.“
The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training was established by the Legislature in 1959, to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement. The POST program is voluntary and incentive-based. More than 600 agencies in the POST program are eligible to receive the Commission's services and benefits, such as job-related assessment tools, research into improved officer selection standards, the development of new training courses, reimbursement for training, and quality leadership training programs. POST also awards professional certificates to recognize peace officer achievement and proficiency.
Also named to the Commission were: Collene Campbell who has served as the president of Memory of Victims Everywhere (MOVE) since she founded the organization in 1989, Robert Doyle who was elected in 2003 as the sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Deborah Linden who has served as the police chief of the City of San Luis Obispo since 2003, and Nelson Lum who has served for nearly 29 years in the San Francisco Police Department.
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