PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 139-10-530 Basic community corrections officer academy curriculum.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Originally, the Department of Corrections (DOC) planned to introduce defensive tactics training into the community corrections officers (CCO) course in September 2005. This WAC was updated accordingly to include defensive tactics.
In a recent DOC message, the introduction has been deferred for further study. DOC requested, at this time, that defensive tactics not be included in the WAC covering the CCO curriculum.
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.
July 18, 2005