Listing of documents relating to yearly and monthly audits
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are collected on a monthly basis and can be found on the FBI's UCR page
City Council Presentations
Listing of documents relating to City Council presentations
Assembly Bill 485 Definition
This bill, commencing January 1, 2023, requires a law enforcement agency, to post the hate crime information sent to the department on their internet website on a monthly basis.
AB 485 Definitions:
"Hate Crime" means
(1) A criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of actual or perceived characteristics of the victim, including, among other things, race, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.
Policies and Annual Report regarding Military Equipment
The policy regarding military equipment can be found in the Winters Police Department Policy Manual listed as the Winters Police Department Military Equipment Policy (PDF) currently held on the Lexipol platform. The policy also references the City of Winters Ordinance regarding the use of military equipment policy (PDF).
Pursuant to Government Code §7072, a law enforcement agency that receives approval for a military equipment use policy pursuant to Section 7071 shall submit to the governing body an annual military equipment report for each type of military equipment approved by the governing body within one year of approval, and annually thereafter for as long as the military equipment is available for use.
Penal Code 13650 and Senate Bill 978
Commencing January 1, 2020, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency shall 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.
Winters Police Department Policy Manual
Please note the policy manual is a living document and is subject to regular review, revisions, and updates based on legislative changes, case law, and identified best practices. The current online version of the Policy Manual posted here is currently held on the Lexipol platform and will be reviewed annually to ensure any revisions and updates from the previous year are contained in the online version.
Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins (DTB’s)
Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletins (DTB’s) use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to help personnel learn to apply policies and improve their ability to make well-reasoned decisions. These brief, scenario-based lessons provide a convenient way to enhance members’ policy understanding. Each Daily Training Bulletin takes just a few minutes to complete and includes a test question to measure comprehension.
Winters Police Department General Orders
General orders are clarifications of or additions to the Winters Police Department Policy Manual
Winters Police Department Field Training Program Manual
Collection of materials used to provide a foundation for incoming Officers.
Winters Police Department Memorandums of Understandings (MOU)
The Winters Police Department utilizes several different outside agencies and organizations to provide services both on-site and remotely through MOUs.
Current standards, practices, and operating procedures
Winters Police Department Strategic Plan
The Winters Police Department utilizes strategic plans in order to address current trends and anticipate future needs. The strategic plan addresses the mechanisms by which the Police Department fulfills its mission statement to provide service to our community, uphold the Constitution, and deter crime and disorder through impartial service to the law.
Winters Police Department Internal Training Courses
The Winters Police Department utilizes department based instructors to provide training on multiple topics. A Department training matrix has been developed to assist in prioritizing core classes for sworn staff members.
Commencing January 1, 2022, Each law enforcement agency shall, within 60 days of each incident, publish a summary on its internet website of all instances in which a peace officer employed by that agency uses a kinetic energy projectile or chemical agent, as those terms are defined in Section 13652, for crowd control. However, an agency may extend that period for another 30 days if they demonstrate just cause, but in no case longer than 90 days from the time of the incident.
Kinetic energy projectiles
“Kinetic energy projectiles” are defined as any type of device designed as less lethal to be launched from any device as a projectile that may cause bodily injury through the transfer of kinetic energy and blunt force trauma. For purposes of this section, the term includes, but is not limited to, items commonly referred to as rubber bullets, plastic bullets, beanbag rounds, and foam tipped plastic rounds.
“Chemical agents” are defined as any chemical that can rapidly produce sensory irritation or disabling physical effects in humans, which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure. For purposes of this section, the term includes but is not limited to chloroacetophenone tear gas, commonly known as CN tear gas; 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile gas, commonly known as CS gas; and items commonly referred to as pepper balls, pepper spray, or oleoresin capsicum.