503 KAR 1:190. Certified Court Security
Officers training academy.
RELATES TO: KRS 15.3975
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15.330(1)(a),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
15.330(1)(a) authorizes the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to prescribe
standards for the approval of schools at which law enforcement training courses
required under KRS 15.310 to 15.510 shall be conducted, including but not
limited to minimum standards for curriculum and hours of attendance. KRS
15.330(1)(f) authorizes the council to approve law enforcement officers as
having met the requirements for completion of law enforcement training. KRS
15.330(1)(h) authorizes the Council to promulgate reasonable administrative
regulations to accomplish the purposes of KRS 15.310 to 15.404. This
administrative regulation establishes requirements for graduation from the
Department of Criminal Justice Training Certified Court Security Officer
training academy and for maintenance of training records.
Section 1. Training Academy Graduation
Requirements. (1) To graduate from the department's certified court security
officer training academy, a trainee shall:
(a) Successfully complete a minimum of
eighty (80) hours of training, based upon the curriculum approved by the council
in accordance with KRS 15.3975 and 503 KAR 1:090;
(b) Attain a seventy (70) percent overall
score on the firearms qualification and written final examination.;
(c) Pass the Defensive Tactics practical
examination, with no major errors, for which a pass or fail designation is assigned;
(d) Successfully complete all other
assignments, exercises, and projects included in the course.
(2) After-hours assignments may be
required and shall be successfully completed in order to pass the training area
for which they were assigned.
(3) A trainee who does not achieve a
seventy (70) percent overall score or who does not pass the defensive tactics
practical examination shall be considered to have failed basic training.
Section 2. Failure and Repetition of the
Training Academy. (1) A trainee who is removed from the academy due to failure
(a) Be required to repeat the entire
course in order to graduate; and
(b) Pay all applicable fees for the
repeated basic training course in accordance with 503 KAR 3:030.
(2) In accordance with 503 KAR 3:030,
Section 6(2), the trainee’s employing agency shall prepay to the department the
full tuition, room, and board costs of repeating the academy. The employing
agency may recover the costs of repeating the course from its trainee.
Section 3. Training Subjects. (1) The
Training Academy shall be divided into twenty-nine (29) different training
areas on the following subjects:
(b) Introduction to Court Security
(c) Domestic terrorism;
(d) Court disturbances;
(e) Disguised weapons;
(f) Interference with judicial
(g) Family security survey;
(h) Role of the sheriff;
(i) Courtroom protocol;
(j) Protecting the integrity of the jury;
(k) Crowd control;
(l) Bomb threats;
(m) Transporting prisoners;
(n) Specialized equipment;
(o) Use of force;
(p) Search and seizure;
(q) The criminal justice system;
(r) High risk trial planning;
(s) Introduction to defensive tactics;
(t) Ethical standards;
(u) Warrants and civil documents;
(v) Arrest of persons;
(w) Force continuum;
(x) Interpersonal communications;
(y) Firearms lecture;
(z) Firearms range;
(aa) Firearms qualification;
(bb) Firearms Decision Making (F.A.T.S.);
(cc) Practical test skill techniques.
(2) If a trainee is unable to complete
the training academy, but legally entitled to complete the unfinished tested
modules of the course, the trainee shall restart at the beginning of the module
which he or she was in when the trainee left the training academy.
Section 4. Examinations. (1) A trainee
shall be examined and shall achieve the following minimum scores in each of the
listed three (3) areas:
(a) Firearms qualification - Seventy (70)
(b) Written final examination - Seventy
(70) percent; and
(c) Defensive tactics practical
examination - Pass, with no major errors.
(2) A trainee shall be permitted one (1)
reexamination in each of the three (3) areas.
(3) A trainee who fails an examination,
may request a reexamination not later than ten (10) days after the original
(4) A trainee shall not receive a
certificate of completion until all tested areas are passed.
Section 5. Absence. (1) A trainee may
have excused absences from the course with approval of the director of the certified
school or his designee.
(2) An excused absence from the course
which causes a trainee to miss any of the eighty (80) hours of the training
shall be made up through an additional training academy assignment.
(3) A trainee shall not be allowed
excused absences for more than eight (8) hours of the hours of the academy. If
a trainee misses more than eight (8) hours, he or she shall be removed from the
academy and reenrolled for a subsequent academy class in accordance with
Section 6 of this administrative regulation.
Section 6. Circumstances Preventing
Completion of the Training Academy. (1) If a trainee is prevented from
completing the training academy due to extenuating circumstances beyond the
control of the trainee, including injury, illness, personal tragedy, or agency
emergency, he or she shall be permitted to complete the unfinished areas of the
course within 180 days immediately following the termination of the extenuating
circumstance, if the:
(a) Extenuating circumstance preventing
completion of basic training does not last for a period longer than one (1)
(b) Failure to complete is not caused by
a preexisting physical injury or preexisting physiological condition.
(2) If a trainee is prevented from
completing the training academy course due to being called for active duty in
the Kentucky National Guard or other branches of the United States Armed
Forces, the trainee shall be permitted to complete the unfinished areas of the
course within 180 days immediately following his or her return from active duty
Section 7. Termination of Employment
while Enrolled. If, while enrolled in the Training Academy, a trainee’s
employment as a Certified Court Security Officer is terminated by dismissal and
he or she is unable to complete the course, he or she shall complete the remaining
training within one (1) year of reemployment as a certified court security
officer. The trainee shall repeat basic training in its entirety if:
(1) The break in employment exceeds one
(1) year; or
(2) The termination of employment is a
result, directly or indirectly, of disciplinary action taken by the department
against the trainee while enrolled in the basic training course.
Section 8. Maintenance of Records. (1) At
the conclusion of each training academy course, the department shall notify the
council of each trainee who has successfully completed the course.
(2) All training records shall be
maintained in accordance with applicable provisions of KRS Chapter 171. (34
Ky.R. 2534; eff. 7-7-2008.)