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23.13.208    REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

(1) POST will issue advanced certificates in the following disciplines:

(a) peace officer;

(b) detention/corrections officer;

(c) probation and parole officer; and

(d) public safety communications officer.

(2) In addition to ARM 23.13.204 and 23.13.205, a peace officer or probation and parole officer who is an applicant for an award of the advanced certificate:

(a) must possess the discipline-specific intermediate certificate; and

(b) must have eight years of discipline-specific experience and 400 combined job-related training hours as provided in these rules.

(3) In addition to ARM 23.13.204 and 23.13.205, a detention/corrections officer who is an applicant for an award of the advanced certificate:

(a) must possess the discipline-specific intermediate certificate; and

(b) must have eight years of discipline-specific experience and 304 combined job-related training hours as provided in these rules.

(4) In addition to ARM 23.13.204 and 23.13.205, a public safety communications officer who is an applicant for an award of the advanced certificate:

(a) must possess the discipline-specific intermediate certificate; and

(b) must have eight years of discipline-specific experience and 184 combined job-related training hours as provided in these rules.

(5) Officers who believe they are eligible for an advanced certificate must submit a completed application with a verification from the agency administrator that the officer's training meets the requirements of these rules and a recommendation that the applicant should be awarded the certificate, to the director. Applications are available from POST staff or on the POST web site.

(a) The director will review the application and approve or deny the certification, unless the director determines, as a matter of discretion, that the council's review is necessary due to extenuating circumstances.

(b) Upon approval by the director the certificate becomes valid unless the council takes further action.

 

History: 2-15-2029, MCA; IMP, 2-15-2029, 44-4-403, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 8/1/08; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2951, Eff. 12/12/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1953, Eff. 10/28/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 2518, Eff. 12/22/18.

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