WSR 05-20-030




[ Filed September 28, 2005, 9:09 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-15-137.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 139-10-530 Basic community corrections officer academy curriculum.

Hearing Location(s): Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 14, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Sonja Hirsch, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail, fax (206) 439-3860, by December 1, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sonja Hirsch by December 1, 2005, TTY (206) 835-7300.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Originally, the Department of Corrections (DOC) planned to introduce defensive tactics training into the community corrections officer (CCO) course in September 2005. This WAC was updated accordingly to include defensive tactics. In a recent DOC message, the introduction has been deferred for further study. DOC requested that defensive tactics not be included at this time in the WAC covering the CCO curriculum.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Staff in response to a request from the Washington State Department of Corrections, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Al Isaac, Burien, Washington, (206) 835-7306.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Proposal is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(2); therefore a small business economic impact statement is not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

Sonja Hirsch

for Cheryl Price

Accreditation Manager


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-13-078, filed 6/14/05, effective 7/15/05)

WAC 139-10-530   Basic community corrections officers academy curriculum.   The basic community corrections officers academy curriculum of the commission must be at least eighty instructional hours in length and will include, but not be limited to, the following subject matter areas:

(1) Core skills

(a) Assessment

(b) Motivation

(c) Goal setting/action planning

(d) Monitoring and intervention

(e) Arrest and search procedures

(2) Key skills

(a) Interpersonal skills

(b) Interviewing

(c) Classification

(d) Offense prevention

(3) Related skills

(a) Dealing with aggressive and resistive behavior

(b) Legal issues

(c) Counseling techniques

(d) Managing information

(e) ((Defensive tactics and)) Security management.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 05-13-078, 139-10-530, filed 6/14/05, effective 7/15/05.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office