Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-08-033.
Title of Rule: WAC 139-05-810 and 139-05-820, reserve officer training and WAC 139-05-925, railroad police training.
Purpose: Update and clarify training requirements.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080 and 81.60.010.
Summary: The Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has partnered with stakeholders to review, update and clarify the standards for reserve police officers and railroad officers consistent with the new curriculum and core values of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To improve the quality of training for officers in public service that they may better serve the citizens in their communities throughout Washington state.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Sharon M. Tolton, Seattle, (206) 835-7345 or 7299; and Implementation: Michael D. Parsons, Seattle, (206) 835-7345 or 7299.
Name of Proponent: Staff and Board on Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education (BLETSE), railroad police organizations, private and governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rules will provide for a consistent, statewide approach to training for railroad and reserve police officers, consistent with the updated curriculum, philosophies, and performance objectives of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The rules proposed provide for clearer guidelines for training standards related to reserves and railroad police.
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.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98148-2055, on December 12, 2001, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ed Johnson by December 10, 2001, TDD (206) 835-7300.
Submit Written Comments to: Sharon M. Tolton, Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98148-2055, fax (206) 439-3860, by December 11, 2001.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 12, 2001.
September 13, 2001
Sharon M. Tolton
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-017, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00)
WAC 139-05-810 Basic training requirement for reserve officers. (1) For the purposes herein:
(a) "Reserve officer" includes any law enforcement officer who does not serve as a law enforcement officer of this state on a full-time basis, but who, when called by such agency into active service, is fully commissioned on the same basis as full-time officers to enforce the criminal laws of this state; and
(b) "Field assignment" includes any period of active service wherein the assigned officer is expected to take routine and/or special enforcement actions, independently or otherwise, in the same manner and capacity as a full-time officer with such assignment.
(2) For the purposes of the Washington Mutual Aid Peace
Officers Powers Act, chapter 10.93 RCW, every individual who is
commissioned as a specially commissioned peace officer in this
state, shall obtain a basic reserve certificate as a precondition
of his/her exercise of authority pursuant to such act; provided
that, any individual possessing a basic reserve certificate
issued to him/her by the ((
training)) commission prior to January
1, 1989, shall be deemed to have met this requirement.
(3) Upon approval of an applicant's eligibility to participate in the reserve certification process, the applicant's employing agency shall submit to the commission all requested records, information and proof of background check as a precondition of participation within such process.
(4) A basic reserve certificate shall be issued by the
training)) commission to any individual who successfully
(a) A basic course of instruction for reserve officers as
prescribed and required by the ((
training)) commission; and
(b) A comprehensive examination developed and administered
by the ((
(4))) (5) Requirements of (( section 3 above)) subsection
(4) of this section may be waived in whole or in part as
determined by the (( training)) commission and based upon the
(a) An evaluation of an applicant's experience and training
. A request));
(b) The fact that an individual is a regular full-time commissioned law enforcement officer who leaves full-time employment; or
(c) The fact that an officer has been certified in accordance with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, and thereafter has engaged in regular and commissioned law enforcement employment without break or interruption in excess of twelve months duration.
In all of the above instances, the requests for such waiver
must be submitted to the ((
training)) commission on an approved
form by the applicant's agency head and, if approved, may result
in direct issuance of a basic reserve certificate or issuance of
such certificate upon successful completion of specific training
requirements prescribed by the (( training)) commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 00-17-017, 139-05-810, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 88-20-022 (Order 20), 139-05-810, filed 9/28/88.]
(2) Eligibility for participation in the basic reserve equivalency process shall be limited to reserve commissioned law enforcement officers who have attained basic certification through completion of a basic training program in this or another state. For this purpose, the term "basic training program" shall not include any military or reserve training, or any federal training program not otherwise approved by a majority of the law enforcement representatives within the commission membership.
(3) The participation of any eligible and approved applicant for a certificate of equivalent basic reserve training shall be effected within, and limited to, the first available session of a basic reserve academy following such applicant's date of hire; provided that no applicant shall be required to attend a session of the basic reserve equivalency academy which is conducted within the initial sixty days of employment for which certification is requested.
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant's agency to ensure that all necessary forms and documentation are completed and submitted to the commission in a timely manner and as necessary to ensure that the participation provided by this section is effected.
The participation of any applicant in any session of the basic reserve equivalency not otherwise provided herein shall require the approval of the commission.
(4) In those instances wherein an applicant has attended more than one basic training program, eligibility for participation in the basic reserve equivalency process shall not be approved if such applicant, for whatever reason, failed to successfully complete the most recent of such programs attended.
(5) The decision to request an officer's participation within the equivalency process shall be discretionary with the head of the officer's employing agency, who shall advise the commission of that decision by appropriate notification upon the hiring of the officer. Upon receipt of such notification, the commission shall provide to such agency head all necessary forms and information required for the processing of a request for a certificate of equivalent basic reserve training.
(6) Upon approval of an applicant's eligibility to participate in the equivalency process, the applicant's employing agency shall submit to the commission all requested records, information and proof of background check as a precondition of participation with such process.
(2) Effective January 1, 2002, as a precondition of any
exercise of police powers)) newly appointed railroad police
officer to enforce the laws of this state, (( special agents))
railroad police shall:
(a) Possess the ((
Washington state criminal justice
training)) commission's basic certificate, or in the
alternative(( ,)) have successfully (( complete, or have previously
completed, a training program of at least two hundred and forty
hours which shall include:)) completed training and possess a
basic certification from another state. In the event
certification and training are from another state, the newly
hired railroad police officer must satisfactorily complete the
equivalency course approved by the commission, within the first
six months of employment.
|Total: 240 hours))|
|Total: 64 hours))|
(4) The corporation requesting appointment of a railroad police officer shall bear the full cost of training or any other expenses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 90-07-012, 139-05-925, filed 3/13/90, effective 4/13/90.]
WAC 139-01-400 Facility use. (1) The commission will not make its facilities or services available to individuals or organizations which do not assure that they will comply with the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Washington law against discrimination. Uses must not impose restrictions or alter facilities in a manner which would violate these laws.
(2) The commission will only make its facilities or services available to individuals or organizations which assure that they do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, except where such organizations have been exempted from provisions of applicable state or federal laws or regulations.
(3) The buildings and grounds of the commission are primarily for training purposes. No other use shall be permitted to interfere with the primary purpose for which these facilities are intended. Facilities shall not be made available for any use which might result in any undue damage or wear. The commission reserves the right to reject any application for use of its facilities.
(4) Every possible opportunity will be provided for the use of the commission facilities by citizens of the area, provided that the purpose of such use is in compliance with the rules and regulations of the commission and is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.
(5) The commission reserves the right to prohibit the use of its facilities by groups, or activities, which are secret, which are of a private nature, or which restrict membership or attendance in a manner inconsistent with the public and nondiscriminatory character of the commission. Subversive organizations as defined and listed by the Attorney General of the United States shall not be eligible to use the commission facilities.
(6) The use or possession of alcohol on the facility premises is prohibited except for approved training purposes.
(2) Individuals or organizations using the facilities are required to leave the premises in the same condition as when the individual or organization was admitted to its use. After facility use, individuals or organizations are required to arrange for proper disposal of decorations and other refuse when restoring the facility to its original condition for resumption of facility use.
(3) Custodial and other services beyond those regularly scheduled to support normal activities may be required for specific activities by outside groups, based on the size of group, the complexities of the event, or the facilities being used. Custodial services needed beyond those normally scheduled will result in that organization being charged at the established rate. All extra custodial time required as a result of the organization's or individual's use of the facility will be charged to the lessee, including those receiving complimentary usage.