SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5776


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senator Pullen)



Read first time 3/1/89.



AN ACT Relating to law enforcement training; amending RCW 43.101.200; and creating a new section.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.     The department of community development shall establish an advisory committee to study the issue of untrained and uncertified city and town law enforcement personnel.  This study shall include a determination of the number of such uncertified personnel, location of the cities and towns with such uncertified personnel, other responsibilities that such uncertified personnel may have within the city or town, training needs for such uncertified personnel, and alternative measures to address the training needs.

          The advisory committee shall be chaired by the director of the department of community development, or the director's designee.  The remaining members on the advisory committee shall be law enforcement personnel and representatives of cities and towns.  Technical assistance and staff support shall be provided by the criminal justice training commission.

          The advisory committee shall report its findings, and any proposed legislation relating to such findings, to the legislature on or before January 15, 1990.


        Sec. 2.  Section 2, chapter 212, Laws of 1977 ex. sess. and RCW 43.101.200 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) All law enforcement personnel, except volunteers, and reserve officers whether paid or unpaid, initially employed on or after January 1, 1978, shall engage in basic law enforcement training which complies with standards adopted by the commission pursuant to RCW 43.101.080 and 43.101.160.  For personnel initially employed before January 1, 1990, such training shall be successfully completed during the first fifteen  months of employment of such personnel unless otherwise extended or waived by the commission and shall be requisite to the continuation of such employment.  Personnel initially employed on or after January 1, 1990, shall commence basic training during the first six months of employment unless the basic training requirement is otherwise waived or extended by the commission.  Successful completion of basic training is requisite to the continuation of employment of such personnel initially employed on or after January 1, 1990.

          (2) The commission shall provide the aforementioned training together with necessary facilities, supplies, materials, and the board and room of noncommuting attendees for seven days per week.  Additionally, the commission shall reimburse to participating law enforcement agencies with ten or less full-time commissioned patrol officers the cost of temporary replacement of each officer who is enrolled in basic law enforcement training:  PROVIDED, That such reimbursement shall include only the actual cost of temporary replacement not to exceed the total amount of salary and benefits received by the replaced officer during his training period.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 17, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 13, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.