The Criminal Justice Training Commission and Tribal Police Officers.
The Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) provides training and educational programs to law enforcement, corrections officers, and other public safety professionals in Washington. This includes hosting the Basic Law Enforcement Academy and the Corrections Officer Academy, as well as advanced training. The CJTC also certifies and, when necessary, decertifies peace officers and corrections officers.
The CJTC is required to provide training to tribal police officers of federally recognized tribes when the tribe pays the full cost of training. In addition, tribal governments may request certification of their tribal police officers. When certification is requested, the tribal government must enter into a written agreement with the CJTC that requires compliance with all requirements related to granting, denying, and revoking certification as apply to peace officers. Prior to requesting certification of its officers, a tribal government may request consultation with the CJTC to ensure clarity regarding the certification requirements.
The CJTC is required to provide training to tribal police officers and employees engaged in law enforcement activities, and who do not qualify as peace officers, corrections officers, or officers of a general authority Washington law enforcement agency, if:
Tribes without a tribal officer certification agreements must pay the CJTC the full cost of training.