WSR 11-17-063




[ Filed August 16, 2011, 7:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Authorizing the Washington state criminal justice training commission (WSCJTC) to establish standards for the conditions of employment for the position of a certified law enforcement officer or a reserve law enforcement officer to include background investigation consisting of a check of criminal history, a psychological examination, and a polygraph or similar assessment as administered by the county, city, or state law enforcement agency.

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: SHB 1567 passed into law in the 2011 session authorizes the WSCJTC to require county, city, or state law enforcement agencies, that make a conditional offer of employment to an applicant as a fully commissioned peace officer or a reserve officer, to administer a background investigation including a check of criminal history, a psychological examination, and a polygraph test or similar assessment to each applicant in compliance with the standards established by the WSCJTC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The commission regulates this process.

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, Rules Coordinator, WSCJTC, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail, phone (206) 835-7372, Doug Blair, Certification Investigator, e-mail, phone (509) 230-1280. Commissioners will be advised of the proposed rule changes via e-mail. Proposed changes will also be listed on the agency web site.

August 16, 2011

Sonja Hirsch

Executive Assistant,

Certification Records Manager

and Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office