Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 139-05-300 Requirement for in-service training.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Sonja Hirsch, Rules Coordinator, Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148 , AND RECEIVED BY Monday, August 3, 2009, at 4 p.m.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Subsection (1)(b) sites [cites] an incorrect WAC 139-05-202; therefore, the correct WAC 139-03-030 is being inserted.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Users will be able to find the information they are searching for.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Sonja Hirsch, Burien, Washington, (206) 835-7372.
May 27, 2009
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-20-029, filed 9/28/05, effective 10/29/05)
WAC 139-05-300 Requirement for in-service training. The commission recognizes that continuing education and training is the cornerstone for a successful career as a peace officer in providing competent public safety services to the communities of Washington state.
(1) Effective January 1, 2006, every peace officer certified under RCW 43.101.095 will complete a minimum of twenty-four hours of in-service training annually.
(a) This requirement is effective January 1, 2006, for incumbent officers.
(b) The in-service training requirement for each newly
hired officer must begin on January 1 of the calendar year
following their certification as a result of successful
completion of the basic law enforcement academy, equivalency
academy, or approved waiver as provided by WAC ((
(c) Training may be developed and provided by the employer or other training resources.
(d) The commission will publish guidelines for approved in-service training.
(2) All records for training required for this rule must be maintained by the employing agency and be available for review upon request by an authorized commission representative.
(a) The commission will maintain records of successfully completed commission-registered courses.
(b) Upon request, the commission will furnish a recordkeeping template for use by agencies to track training.
(3) The sheriff or chief of an agency may approve an extension of three months for certified officers in their employ by notification in writing to the commission, identifying those specific officers.
(a) A sheriff or chief may request a three-month personal extension of the requirement by doing so in writing to the commission.
(b) Written requests submitted under the provision of this subsection must be received by December 1 of the calendar year in question.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 05-20-029, § 139-05-300, filed 9/28/05, effective 10/29/05; 05-01-112, § 139-05-300, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05.]