WSR 11-17-057

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TRAINING COMMISSION

[ Filed August 15, 2011, 7:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 139-05-100. RCW 36.28.025 states "A person who files a declaration of candidacy for the office of sheriff after September 1, 1979, shall have, within twelve months of assuming office, a certificate of completion of a basic law enforcement training program which complies with standards adopted by the criminal justice training commission pursuant to RCW 43.101.080 and *43.101.160." This new rule will establish a standard for basic law enforcement training for newly elected sheriffs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: None.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The requirements set forth in this RCW have not previously been included in a WAC. After conferring with the Washington State Sheriff's Association and the Washington state criminal justice training commission (WSCJTC), it was determined that a WAC should be written to establish a standard for the basic law enforcement training program for sheriff candidates elected to office after September 1, 1979.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sonja Hirsch, Rules Coordinator, WSCJTC, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail shirsch@cjtc.state.wa.us, phone (206) 835-7372. Commissioners will be advised of the proposed rule changes via e-mail. Proposed changes will also be listed on the agency web site.

August 9, 2011

Sonja Hirsch

Executive Assistant,

Certification Records Manager

and Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office