503 KAR 3:070. Telecommunications (Public Safety Dispatch Non-CJIS) Academy

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/503/003/070.htm
Published: 2015

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      503 KAR

3:070. Telecommunications (Public Safety Dispatch Non-CJIS) Academy.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 15.530, 15.560

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15.590

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

15.590 authorizes

the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to promulgate administrative regulations

regarding training and telecommunications practices. This administrative

regulation establishes the course and graduation requirements of the

Telecommunications (Public

Safety Dispatch Non-CJIS) Academy.

 

      Section 1. Definitions. (1)

"Academy" means the 165 1/2 hour Telecommunications (Public Safety Dispatch

Non-CJIS) Academy

course conducted by the Department of Criminal Justice Training that does not

include training on the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).

      (2) "KLEC" means the Kentucky Law

Enforcement Council.

 

      Section 2. Academy Content. The academy

shall consist of the following seven (7) areas:

      (1) Introduction to Dispatching;

      (2) Duties and Responsibilities;

      (3) Phone procedures;

      (4) Radio procedures;

      (5) Calls for service;

      (6) Emergency medical dispatch; and

      (7) Final Exam and Graduation.

 

      Section 3. Academy Graduation

Requirements. (1) To graduate from the academy, a trainee shall:

      (a) Successfully complete a minimum of 165 1/2

hours of KLEC-approved training;

      (b) Attain a passing score on all examinations

for which a numerical score is assigned, as follows:

      1. Minimum score on the Emergency Medical

Dispatch written examination as set by the Emergency Medical Dispatch provider;

      2. Minimum score on the CPR written

examination as set by the CPR provider; and

      3. Seventy (70) percent on all other

examinations for which a numerical score is assigned;

      (c) Pass all examinations for which a pass or

fail designation is assigned; and

      (d) Successfully complete all other assignments,

exercises, and projects included in the academy. After-hours assignments may be

required, and if required, they shall be successfully completed to pass the

training area for which they were assigned.

      (2) A trainee shall be considered to have failed

the academy if the trainee does not meet the requirements established in subsection

(1) of this section.

 

      Section 4. Reexaminations. (1) A trainee

shall be permitted one (1) reexamination.

      (2) A trainee who fails an examination shall not

be reexamined:

      (a) Earlier than twenty-four (24) hours from the original

examination; or

      (b) Later than the last scheduled day before the academy graduation.

      (3) A trainee shall be considered to have failed

the academy if the trainee fails a reexamination.

 

      Section 5. Failure and Repetition of

Academy.(1) A trainee who has failed an academy shall be permitted to repeat

one (1) academy in its entirety during the following twelve (12) months.

      (2) The trainee or his agency shall pay all fees

for the repeated academy.

 

      Section 6. Absence. (1) A trainee may

have excused absences from the academy with approval of the Branch manager or

telecommunications training section supervisor.

      (2) If an excused absence causes a trainee to

miss any of the 165 1/2 hours of the academy, the training shall be made up

through an additional training assignment.

      (3) If a trainee’s absence is excused and

he or she misses more than ten (10) percent of the total hours of the academy,

the trainee shall be withdrawn from the academy and reenrolled in a subsequent

class beginning at the point at which the trainee was absent. The time period

for reenrollment in a subsequent class shall not exceed six (6) months from the

date of the class from which the trainee was withdrawn.

      (4) If a trainee’s absence is unexcused

and he or she misses more than ten (10) percent of the total hours of the

academy, the trainee shall be withdrawn from the academy and receive no credit

for completed training.

 

      Section 7. Circumstances Preventing Completion

of the Academy. If a trainee is prevented from completing the academy due to

extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the trainee, including injury,

illness, personal tragedy, or agency emergency, he shall be permitted to

complete the unfinished areas of the academy within 180 days immediately

following the termination of the extenuating circumstance, if the:

      (1) Extenuating circumstance preventing

completion of the academy does not last for a period longer than one (1) year;

and

      (2) Failure to complete is not caused by a

preexisting physical injury or preexisting physiological condition.

 

      Section 8. Termination of Employment

While Enrolled. (1) If, while enrolled in the academy, a trainee’s employment

as a dispatcher is terminated by

resignation or dismissal and he is unable to complete the academy, he may

complete the remaining training within one (1) year of reemployment as a dispatcher.

      (2) The trainee shall repeat the academy in its

entirety if:

      (a) The break in employment exceeds one (1)

year; or

      (b) The termination of employment is a result,

directly or indirectly, of disciplinary action taken by the department against

the trainee while enrolled in the academy.

 

      Section 9. Maintenance of Records. All

training records shall be:

      (1) Available to the KLEC and the Secretary of

the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for inspection or other appropriate

purposes; and

      (2) Maintained in

accordance with KRS Chapter 171. (28 Ky.R. 757; Am. 1118; eff. 11-12-2001; 30 Ky.R. 421;

863; eff. 10-31-03; 32 Ky.R. 2149; 33 Ky.R. 102; eff. 8-7-06; 38 Ky.R. 1665;

1959; eff. 7-6-2012.)