Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-17-057.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 139-05-100 Basic law enforcement training program for first term sheriffs.
Hearing Location(s): Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), 19010 1st Avenue South, Room E-154, Burien, WA 98148, on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 10 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 14, 2012.
Submit Written Comments to: Sonja Hirsch, Rules Coordinator, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, e-mail email@example.com, fax (206) 835-7928, by December 13, 2011.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sonja Hirsch, rules coordinator, by December 13, 2011, TTY (206) 835-7300 or (206) 835-7372.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: RCW 436.28.025 [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 43.10.080 and *43.101.160." This new rule will establish a standard for basic law enforcement training for newly elected sheriffs.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WSCJTC staff, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Tisha Ehret, Burien, Washington, (206) 835-7332; and Implementation: Debbie Mealy, Burien, Washington, (206) 835-7352.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Proposal is exempt under RCW 19.85.025.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
October 11, 2011
WAC 139-05-100 Basic law enforcement training program for first term sheriffs. (1) All persons who assume their initial term of office of sheriff and are not currently certified as Washington peace officers shall complete the basic law enforcement equivalency academy and a forty hour basic law enforcement training program for first term sheriffs within twelve months of assuming office, unless otherwise waived or extended by the commission.
(2) All persons who assume their initial term of the office of sheriff and are currently certified as Washington peace officers shall complete a forty hour basic law enforcement training program for first term sheriffs within twelve months of assuming office, unless otherwise waived or extended by the commission.
(3) This requirement does not apply to persons holding the office of sheriff in any county on September 1, 1979.