General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 47 - Reserve peace officers — training and certification


Published: 2007-04-10

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190LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2007 SESSIONCH. 47

CH. 47CH. 47

CHAPTER 47

RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS — TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

S.F. 110

†ANACT relating to the standardized training and state certification of reserve peace officers.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 80D.1A, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 80D.1A DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. “Academy” means the Iowa law enforcement academy. 2. “Council” means the Iowa law enforcement academy council. 1. 3. “Minimum training course”means a curriculum of one hundred fifty hours of training

and instruction required for certification as a reserve peace officer, excluding weapons train- ing basic training requirements developed by the academy pursuant to the academy’s rule- making authority that a reserve peace officer must complete within a prescribed time period to become state certified as a reserve peace officer. The minimum training course does not include required weapons training. 2. 4. “Reserve force”means an organization of reserve peace officers established as provid-

ed in this chapter. 3. 5. “Reserve peace officer” means a volunteer, nonregular, sworn member of a law en-

forcement agency who serves with or without compensation, has regular police powers while functioning as a law enforcement agency’s representative, and participates on a regular basis in the law enforcement agency’s activities including crime prevention and control, preserva- tion of the peace, and enforcement of law.

Sec. 2. Section 80D.3, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 80D.3 TRAINING STANDARDS. 1. Each person appointed to serve as a reserve peace officer shall satisfactorily complete a

minimum training course as provided in this section established by academy rules. In addi- tion, if a reserve peace officer is authorized to carry weapons, the officer shall satisfactorily complete the same training course in the use of weapons as is required for basic training of regular peace officers by the Iowa law enforcement academy. The minimum training course for reserve peace officers must shall be satisfactorily completed within four years from the date of appointment the time period prescribed by academy rules. If reserve Academy- approved reserve peace officer training received before July 1, 1990, meets the requirements of this section, the training 2007,maybe applied tomeet theminimum training course require- ments of this section established by academy rules. 2. A reserve peace officer who does not carry a weapon shall not be required to complete

a weapons training course, but the officer shall comply with all other training requirements. 3. A person appointed to serve as a reserve peace officer, who has received basic training

as a peace officer and has been certified by the Iowa law enforcement academy pursuant to chapter 80B and rules adopted pursuant to chapter 80B, may be exempted from completing the minimum training course at the discretion of the appointing authority. if the officer meets one of the following qualifications: a. Theappointee is servingas a regularpeaceofficerwith abona fide lawenforcement agen-

cy when the application for a reserve peace officer appointment is made. b. The appointee has served as a regular peace officer with a bona fide law enforcement

agencywithin three years of the date of application for appointment as a reserve peace officer. However, such a person appointed to serve as a reserve peace officer shall meet mandatory in-service training requirements established by academy rules if the person has not served as

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† Estimate of additional local revenue expenditures required by state mandate on file with the Secretary of State

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an active peace officer within one hundred eighty days of appointment as a reserve peace offi- cer. 4. Theminimum training course required for a reserve peace officer shall be conducted pur-

suant to sections 80D.4 and 80D.7, and the following training schedule:. a. During the first year, thirty hours of general law enforcement training is required as pro-

vided in section 80D.4 and as prescribed by the Iowa law enforcement academy council. If weapons are to be carried, a reserve peace officer shall complete a weapons training course having the same number of hours of training as is required of regular peace officers in basic training pursuant to section 80D.7. b. During the second through the fourth year, forty hours of training shall be provided each

year. Ten hours annually shall be obtained by each reserve peace officer workingwith a regu- lar peace officer. The remaining thirty hours annually shall be selected by the appointing au- thority from the approved basic training curriculum established by the Iowa law enforcement academy for use in training regular peace officers. c. Notwithstanding the time schedule provided in this subsection, a A person is eligible for

state certification as a reserve peace officer upon satisfactory completion of the one hundred fifty hours of training required for certification and testing requirements specified by academy rules. A reserve peace officer enrolled in an academy-approved minimum course of training prior to July 1, 2007, shall obtain state certification by July 1, 2012.

Sec. 3. Section 80D.4, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 80D.4 TRAINING. Training for individuals appointed as reserve peace officers shall be provided by that law

enforcement agency, butmay be obtained instructors in a community college or other facility, including a law enforcement agency, selected by the individual and approved by the law en- forcement agency and the academy. Upon satisfactory completion of training required by the Iowa law enforcement academy, the chief of police, sheriff, commissioner of public safety, or director of the judicial district department of correctional services academy shall certify the individual as a reserve peace officer.

Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 80D.4A TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. The director of the academy, subject to the approval of the council, shall promulgate rules

in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 17A, giving due consideration to varying factors and special requirements of law enforcement agencies relative to the stan- dardized training and state certification of reserve peace officers.

Approved April 10, 2007

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CH. 48CH. 48

CHAPTER 48

REGULATION OF RACING AND GAMING — HORSE RACING

S.F. 129

AN ACT relating to the racing and gaming commission by modifying provisions regulating horses involved in horse racing and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 99D.25, subsections 5 and 9, Code 2007, are amended to read as follows: 5. Every horse which suffers a breakdown on the racetrack, in training, or in competition,