Public Records Act – Redwood City

October 24 - 25, 2018   |   Redwood City, CA

This class is currently full.  Please contact the Training Coordinator Aaron Deckard to be placed on the wait list. (

Redwood City Police Department
Briefing Room
1301 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Please park in the employee parking lot.  Gates will be open for the attendees.

The briefing room will be located near the motor barn.  The door will be propped open

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Class Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number:
9100-10730-18-006, POST Plan IV

Course Description:
Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include:
• Overview of the California Public Records Act
• Records exempt from public disclosure
• Fees for PRA requests and other processes
• Record retention requirements
• Evidence Code 1043 and Subpoena Duces Tecum (SDT)
• Discovery in Federal Court

This class is open for registration and has available seating.

Registration Fee: $250.00

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.

Courtyard by Marriott
600 Bair Island Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 216-9435

Pullman San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 598-9000

Who Should Attend:

This class is open to all sworn, non-sworn and legal professionals in law enforcement. This class is required for the POST Record Supervisor Certificate.


David E. Mastagni – Mastagni Holstedt, A. P. C.

David E. Mastagni is a partner with the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, APC, who specializes in labor and employment law representation of public safety employees, including trial and appellate litigation in California and federal courts. In particular, he handles complex civil, class action and collective action litigation, claims arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. and California Constitutions, the California Public Records Act, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights, the California Labor Code, the Myers-Milias-Brown Act, and other statutes protecting the rights of employees.

David is an experienced panel attorney for the Peace Officers’ Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund. He frequently gives lectures on the POBR, critical incident investigations, labor relations issues, the FLSA and other employment related issues. Recently, David filed a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of several peace officer unions in San Jose v. Superior Court, supporting the disclosure of public records maintained by public officials on personal devices. David has attained the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars from 2011-2014 and to Super Lawyers Northern California from 2015-2018. He was named to the Best of Bar from 2013-2016 by the Sacramento Business Journal.  In 2015 and 2016 he was named Top Attorneys in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine.

Jeffrey R. A. Edwards – Mastagni Holstedt, A. P. C.

Jeffrey R. A. Edwards is a senior associate in the Labor Department at Mastagni Holstedt, APC. His practice focuses on complex civil, class-action, and collective-action litigation concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act, Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights, California Labor Code, and other statutes providing labor and employment rights to employees. He regularly teaches public safety professionals in classes throughout California. He also contributes to the firm’s California Public Safety Labor Blog and does pro bono work for the National Latino Peace Officers Association. In law school, Jeff was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers. He serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Law Foundation and previously served on the Boards of Directors of the Sacramento County Bar Foundation and SacLEGAL, and was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2013-2018.