Chapter 6. California Career Criminal Apprehension Program of California Penal Code >> Title 6. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 6.
The Legislature hereby finds that a substantial and
disproportionate amount of serious crime is committed against the
people of California by a relatively small number of multiple and
repeat felony offenders, commonly known as career criminals. In
enacting this chapter, the Legislature intends to support increased
efforts by local law enforcement agencies to investigate and
apprehend career criminals through management, organization and
operational techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in
selected cities and counties in this and other states, and through
advanced state-of-the-art techniques that focus law enforcement
efforts and resources on identifying persons subject to career
criminal apprehension efforts.
(a) There is hereby established in the Office of Emergency
Services a program of financial, training, and technical assistance
for local law enforcement, called the California Career Criminal
Apprehension Program. All funds made available to the Office of
Emergency Services for the purposes of this chapter shall be
administered and disbursed by the Director of Emergency Services.
(b) The Director of Emergency Services is authorized to allocate
and award funds to those local units of government or combinations
thereof, in which a special program is established in law enforcement
agencies that meets the criteria set forth in Sections 13852 and
(c) The allocation and award of funds shall be made upon
application executed by the chief law enforcement officer of the
applicant unit of government and approved by the legislative body.
Funds disbursed under this chapter shall not supplant local funds
that would, in the absence of the California Career Criminal
Apprehension Program, be made available to support the apprehension
of multiple or repeat felony criminal offenders.
(d) The Director of Emergency Services shall prepare and issue
administrative guidelines and procedures for the California Career
Criminal Apprehension Program consistent with this chapter.
(e) These guidelines shall set forth the terms and conditions upon
which the Office of Emergency Services is prepared to offer grants
of funds pursuant to statutory authority. The guidelines do not
constitute rules, regulations, orders, or standards of general
Law enforcement agencies receiving funds under this chapter
shall employ enhanced law enforcement management efforts and
resources. Enhanced law enforcement efforts and resources shall
include, but not be limited to:
(a) Crime analysis, which is the timely collection and study of
local crime data to perform all of the following:
(1) Identify evolving or existing crime patterns, particularly
those involving career felony criminals.
(2) Provide investigative leads.
(3) Identify geographical areas or population groups experiencing
relatively severe crime victimization, in order to improve
effectiveness of crime prevention efforts.
(4) Provide supporting data for improved allocation of overall law
enforcement agency resources.
(b) Improved management of patrol and investigative operations
involving use of information resulting from crime analysis, which may
include participation in multijurisdictional investigative units and
measures to increase continuity of investigative efforts from the
initial patrol response through the arrest and prosecution of the
offender. Such measures may include:
(1) Innovative personnel deployment techniques.
(2) Innovative techniques of case screening.
(3) Management of continuing investigations.
(4) Monitoring of investigation operations.
(c) (1) Each career criminal apprehension program, supported under
this chapter, shall concentrate on the identification and arrest of
career criminals and the support of their subsequent prosecution. The
determination of which suspected felony offenders shall be the
subject of career criminal apprehension efforts shall be in
accordance with written criteria developed by the applicant law
enforcement agency, consistent with Section 13853 and approved by the
head district attorney. Highly qualified and experienced personnel
shall be assigned to staff career criminal apprehension programs.
(2) Each career criminal apprehension program as one of its
ongoing functions, shall maintain coordination with the prosecutor
assigned to each case resulting from its efforts. This coordination
should include, but not be limited to, case preparation, processing,
An individual who is under investigation for the commission
or attempted commission of one or more of the felonies listed in
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 999e and who is
determined to have committed three or more separate felony offenses
not arising out of the same transaction, or has been convicted during
the preceding 10 years for the commission or attempted commission of
any felony listed in subdivision (a), or at least two convictions
during the preceding 10 years for the commission or attempted
commission of any felony listed in subdivision (b) may be the subject
of career criminal apprehension efforts.
(a) Robbery of the first degree, carjacking, burglary of the first
degree, arson as defined in Section 451 or 452, forcible rape,
sodomy or oral copulation committed with force, lewd or lascivious
conduct committed upon a child, kidnapping as defined in Section 209
or 209.5, murder, or manslaughter.
(b) Grand theft, grand theft auto, receiving stolen property,
robbery of the second degree, burglary of the second degree,
kidnapping as defined in Section 207, assault with a deadly weapon or
instrument, or any unlawful act relating to controlled substances in
violation of Section 11351 or 11352 of the Health and Safety Code.
For purposes of this chapter, the 10-year periods specified in
this section shall be exclusive of any time which the arrested person
has served in state prison.
(a) The Director of Emergency Services shall develop
specific guidelines, and administrative procedures, for the selection
of the California Career Criminal Apprehension Program.
(b) Administration of the overall program and the evaluation and
monitoring of all grants made under this chapter shall be performed
by the Office of Emergency Services, provided that funds expended for
those functions shall not exceed 7.5 percent of the total annual
amount made available for the purpose of this chapter.
(c) Local assistance grants made pursuant to this chapter shall
not be subject to review pursuant to Section 10290 of the Public