WSR 03-07-099

PERMANENT RULES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TRAINING COMMISSION

[ Filed March 19, 2003, 10:48 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 12, 2003.

Purpose: WAC 139-05-210 and 139-05-820, restructure text.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-01-038 on December 9, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 17, 2003

Sonya Hirsch

for Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

OTS-6059.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-017, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00)

WAC 139-05-210   Basic law enforcement equivalency certification.   (1) A certificate of equivalent basic law enforcement training shall be issued only to applicants who successfully complete the equivalency process as required by the Washington state criminal justice training commission. For this purpose, the term "process" shall include all documentation and prerequisites set forth in subsection (6) of this section, and successful completion of all knowledge and skills requirements within the basic equivalency academy. A certificate of equivalent basic law enforcement training shall be recognized in the same manner as the certificate of completion of the basic law enforcement academy.

(2) Eligibility for participation in the basic equivalency process shall be limited to regular, full-time, commissioned enforcement officers who otherwise are eligible to attend the basic law enforcement academy, and 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 program, 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 law enforcement training shall be effected within, and limited to, the first available session of the basic equivalency academy following such applicant's date of hire; provided that no applicant shall be required to attend a session of the basic equivalency academy which is conducted within the initial sixty days of the 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 equivalency academy 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 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 notation upon the hiring notification submitted to the commission for such 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 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 the following documentation as a precondition of participation within such process:

(a) A copy of applicant's current and valid Washington state driver's license;

(b) A copy of applicant's current and valid basic first-aid card;

(c) A statement of applicant's health and physical condition by an examining physician;

(d) A record of applicant's firearms qualification;

(e) A liability release agreement by the applicant; and

(f) A criminal records check regarding such applicant.

(7) If such training has not been completed previously, the applicant shall be required to complete the commission's forty hour emergency vehicle operation course, as scheduled by the commission.

(8) Upon completion of the equivalency process and review and evaluation of applicant's performances therein, the commission shall:

(a) Issue a certificate of equivalent basic training;

(b) Issue a certificate of equivalent basic training upon applicant's successful completion of additional training as the training commission may require; or

(c) Require completion of the basic law enforcement academy.

(9) Any action or determination by the commission staff regarding a requestor or applicant for equivalency certification shall, upon written request of the involved individual or agency, be reviewed by the executive director of the training commission.

(10) Any waiver of, or variance in, any above requirement for equivalency participation and/or certification may be granted by the commission if it determines that sufficient justification exists for such action.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 00-17-017, 139-05-210, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 86-19-021 (Order 1-B), 139-05-210, filed 9/10/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-02-004, filed 12/20/01, effective 1/20/02)

WAC 139-05-820   Basic reserve equivalency certification.   (1) a certificate of equivalency basic reserve training shall be issued only to applicants who successfully complete the equivalency process as required by the commission. For this purpose, the term "process" shall include all documentation and prerequisites set forth in subsection (6) of this section, and successful completion of all knowledge and skills requirements within the basic reserve equivalency academy. A certificate of equivalency basic reserve training shall be recognized in the same manner as the certificate of completion of the basic reserve academy.

(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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 02-02-004, 139-05-820, filed 12/20/01, effective 1/20/02.]

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