On August 10, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 424 (SB 424) into law. Drafted by Senator (Dr.) Richard Pan in partnership with the California College & University Police Chiefs Association, SB 424 gives all of California’s sworn campus law enforcement agencies the ability to utilize body worn cameras and make pretext calls in sexual assault investigations, through granting an exemption to the two party consent requirement outlined in 633.02 of the California Penal Code.
This exemption, which had long-been afforded to Peace Officers as defined in California Penal Code Section 830.1, for many years excluded many of our specialized university law enforcement peace officers. Today, SB 424 has successfully addressed that inconsistency.
The California College & University Police Chiefs Association deeply thanks Senator Pan, who sought to thoroughly understand the challenges of the prior statute, and, for his vision in helping bring these tools to our college and university campuses across the State.
The California College and University Police Chiefs Association, the sponsors of Senate Bill 424, are responsible for providing front-line public safety for over three million students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the campuses in California.