California Democrat Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has introduced AB89, a bill requiring police officers to earn a bachelor’s degree.
The current requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent.
Jones-Sawyer believe the bill, if passed will reduce the number of times law enforcement officers harm people through the added educational requirements.
According to Fox11 “If California adopts Jones-Sawyer’s bill, the Sacramento Bee notes the Golden State would have the highest age requirement in the country. Four states — Illinois, North Dakota, New Jersey and Nevada — each require a bachelor’s degree or a supplemental combination of education and experience.”