PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-10-210 Requirement of basic corrections training.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080 and 43.101.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, the arrest, search, and seizure week is part of the Community Corrections Officer Academy. Each iteration multiple students attend just this portion of the academy. These students are usually transferring from corrections counselor or classification counselor positions within the institutions and have already completed a majority of the academy. These additional students cannot be tracked with the present system and, therefore, do not show up in the commission's records as having attended and completed training in this area. This change would allow the commission to document the students' attendance and successful completion of this important aspect of community corrections officers training. Adding this block into the definition will clarify that both of these academies are required for certification as a community corrections officer.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sonja Hirsch, Confidential Secretary, Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, phone (206) 835-7372, fax (206) 439-3860. Stakeholders were contacted by e-mail to advise them of the intended rule amendments. Proposal also listed on the agency web site.
May 27, 2005
Michael D. Parsons