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For Law Enforcement

In-Service Training Requirements For All Law Enforcement Officers (Full-Time And Part-Time)

Every law enforcement officer in the State must meet the following training requirements in order to maintain certification. The Board of Trustees is required by law to revoke the certificate of any officer who fails to meet the training requirements.

2018 Calendar Year
2 hours each in:

2019 Calendar Year
2 hours each in:
MCJA Firearms Qualification MCJA Firearms Qualification
New Law / Case Law Updates New Law / Case Law Updates
Death Investigations Law Enforcement Stress & Critcal Incidents
Policing the Teen Brain Eyewitness Identification
Responding to Mental Health Crisis Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement
  AND 20 hours of elective training between 1-1-18 through 12-31-19
   
2020 Calendar Year
2 hours each in:
2021 Calendar Year
2 hours each in:
MCJA Firearms Qualification MCJA Firearms Qualification
New Law / Case Law Updates New Law / Case Law Updates
Situational Use of Force Investigation of Electronic Evidence
Wellness of Law Enforcement Officers Implicit Bias
Law Enforcement Approach to Substance Use Disorders De-escalation
  AND 20 hours of elective training between 1-1-20 through 12-31-21

Assistant Director Peck told the Board that the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee met via ZOOM to reconsider the mandatory training topics, which had previously been set for 2020-2021.  Due to the pandemic, the scheduled 4-hour block of MARC Instruction could not take place safely. The Committee reconvened and reviewed the required training topics from previous years, coupled with what we have seen transpire across the country, and have forwarded the recommendations for the Board to vote upon.

 

Proposed 2021 Mandated Training Topics to replace MARC would be:  Bias Training and De-escalation Techniques.

 

MOTION:       To accept the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee to replace the 2021 Mandatory MARC Training with a 2-hour block of Bias Training and a 2-hour block of De-escalation Techniques.

 

Motion made by Chief Rumsey and second by Sgt. Ryder.    Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

In addition to the 20 hours of mandatory subject area training listed above, every officer must complete an additional 20 hours of elective training, as approved by the chief executive officer of the employing agency, every two calendar years. The current elective training period is from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

 

If an officer is hired after October 1st in the first year of a two-year training cycle, the officer is required to complete the 10 hours of mandated subject area training for that year, as well as the 10 hours of mandated subject area training for the following year, and 10 hours of elective training by the end of the two-year training cycle. If an officer is hired after October 1st in the second year of a training cycle, the officer must complete only the 10 hours of mandated subject area training for that year.

Lesson Plans and Online Training

The following forms are available for download in either PDF or Microsoft Word or Power Point format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print them. Microsoft Word format requires either Microsoft Word or the free Microsoft Word Reader.

Historical Law Updates and Case Law

 

For On-Line training, please go to:

Dirigo Safety at:

www.dirigosafety.com

 

or

 

Justice Planning and Management Associates at:

www.jpmaweb.com/