503 KAR 1:190. Certified Court Security Officers training academy

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/503/001/190.htm
Published: 2015

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      503 KAR 1:190. Certified Court Security

Officers training academy.


      RELATES TO: KRS 15.3975

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15.330(1)(a),

(f), (h),15.3975(1),


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:

      (a) Orientation;

      (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)

year; and

      (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.)