Gavin Newsom is expected to sign into law legislation that would make it easier for police officers to obtain concealed-carry permits.
The measure is expected this week.
The legislation would allow police officers and law enforcement agencies to take advantage of the newly passed law to acquire concealed-weapon permits.
Newsom has promised to sign the bill into law if it reaches his desk, although it could be months before he does.
The new law also would allow the Department of Justice to oversee the issuing of concealed-weapons permits.
It was signed by the governor in February.
Newsom is seeking to expand the state’s already-growing law-enforcement population to include more civilians.
Last year, more than 1.1 million law enforcement officers applied for concealed-handgun permits, making California the fourth-largest state in the nation to allow such permits.