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    California Police Officer Legal Source Book

    Does anyone know of a website were you can purchase this book? I did a search but was unable to find a website that sales it. Actually I saw that Amazon sales one but its from 1996. Thanks in advance guys.
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    Check LB Uniform and the OCSD range store. I know I bought one at one of those places several years back.
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    For California police academy notes go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CABasicPolice/

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    Is this the book you are looking for?

    The Office of State Publishing now manages the printing, sales, and distribution of the California Peace Officers Legal Sourcebook for the Department of Justice.

    The California Peace Officers Legal Sourcebook (CPOLS) is written by the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. The book is an 1,100-page training and resource manual for state and local law enforcement personnel covering updated California and Federal law on Search and Seizure, Interrogation, Driving Under the Influence, Juveniles, and Criminal Offenses.

    To view the current rates and order a Legal Sourcebook, please complete the PDF form OSP 147 and send to:

    Office of State Publishing
    Attn: Legal Sourcebook
    344 N 7th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811-0212

    If you have questions regarding the ordering of the Legal Sourcebook, contact us at (916) 445-5353.


    http://www.osp.dgs.ca.gov/California...ource+Book.htm
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    I thought copware or quikcode (lawtech publishing) sold them.

    I know it's printed by the California Atty Gen's office.

    The actual Sourcebook is either entirely digital (you'd have to print it out or read it from your desktop) or is a huge binder wherein you are constantly spending 20 minutes a month taking pages out and replacing them with new updated-packets of pages they send you with your subscription.

    In lieu of, I *HIGHLY* recommend the annually published, very slim, very handy "Field Guide to the CPOLSB." It too is printed by the CA Atty Gen's office. I searched their site and the State of CA websites for it with no success. The only place I KNOW sells it wants only $21 for it and that is the Range Store at the Orange County Sheriff's Katella Training Center (across from the Arrowhead Pond / Honda Center off the 57 fwy).

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    The book I had was about 1 to 2 inches thick and about 8.5x11 inches and was more or less a good study guide for the academy. I sold it a few years back. I think it was a 96 edition.
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    For California police academy notes go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CABasicPolice/

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    Thanks guys, i can always count on you guys to come through with the right answers. I think i might just go with the computer version, but I would like one to keep handy while at work..... 80 bucks is a lot, i just hope the updates are free.
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    Well, if you get the computer version you should be able to print it out at work. Seems that would certainly be work related and wouldn't get you in trouble. Besides, plenty of others would probably want to use it.
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    For California police academy notes go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CABasicPolice/

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    Got it....Thanks.

    I saw a pocket version of it, which had everything in it. The only thing it was from 1999. But I will get the computer version and when tax day come i will get some of that 85 bucks back.....
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    Try www.pocketpressinc.com

    I get a new book every year
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    Make sure your dept doesn't have a deal with them first. Everyone in my dept gets access to the online version for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Cop View Post
    Make sure your dept doesn't have a deal with them first. Everyone in my dept gets access to the online version for free.
    cool, i will look into that....thanks
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    2008 Field Guide (pocket size Source Book)

    The 2008 Field Guide can be bought from the California District Attorney's Association. Contact Randi Moon at (916)930-3017. The cost was $12.60 plus shipping....These are a great tool and easy to use. It's like having the Source Book in your pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB Blue View Post
    Thanks guys, i can always count on you guys to come through with the right answers. I think i might just go with the computer version, but I would like one to keep handy while at work..... 80 bucks is a lot, i just hope the updates are free.
    No such luck....updates are $85 a year.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlacerDeputy View Post
    The 2008 Field Guide can be bought from the California District Attorney's Association. Contact Randi Moon at (916)930-3017. The cost was $12.60 plus shipping....These are a great tool and easy to use. It's like having the Source Book in your pocket.
    THIS is the way to go, IMHO!
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    Here's the digital versions:

    http://www.copware.com/


    If I recall correctly the pocket field guide is oriented toward the patrol officer so chapters that apply to detectives (search warrants, etc) are omitted.

    Here's a link to the CDAA website with info on ordering both the field guide from CDAA and the full version from CA OSP:

    http://www.cdaa.org/pubs/index.htm
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    Is it a good resource for a new officer?

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    The field guide is great bathroom reading for the motivated rookie officer. I also highly recommend Alameda County DA's Point of View articles.

    http://le.alcoda.org/publications/point_of_view/
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