The California Constitution requires the Legislature to provide for an elected county sheriff in each county. Existing statutory law specifies that a person is not eligible to become a candidate for the office of sheriff in a county unless the person has an advanced certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or meets a combination of certain educational degree and full-time, salaried law enforcement experience requirements, as specified. Existing law deems a person holding the office of sheriff on January 1, 1989, to have met those qualifications.
This bill would repeal those eligibility provisions, and would make other conforming changes.

Statutes affected:
SB 271: 13.5 ELEC, 24004.3 GOV
01/28/21 - Introduced: 13.5 ELEC, 24004.3 GOV