Text: HSB630            Text: HSB632


House Study Bill 631

SENATE/HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY BILL) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the standardized training and state 2 certification of reserve peace officers. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5343DP 81 5 rh/gg/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 80D.1A, Code 2005, is amended to read 1 2 as follows: 1 3 80D.1A DEFINITIONS. 1 4 As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise 1 5 requires: 1 6 1. "Academy" means the Iowa law enforcement academy. 1 7 2. "Council" means the Iowa law enforcement academy 1 8 council. 1 9 1. 3. "Minimum training course" means a curriculum of one 1 10 hundred fifty hours of training and instruction required for 1 11 certification as a reserve peace officer, excluding weapons 1 12 training basic training requirements developed by the academy 1 13 pursuant to the academy's rulemaking authority that a reserve 1 14 peace officer must complete within a prescribed time period to 1 15 become state certified as a reserve peace officer. The 1 16 minimum training course does not include required weapons 1 17 training. 1 18 2. 4. "Reserve force" means an organization of reserve 1 19 peace officers established as provided in this chapter. 1 20 3. 5. "Reserve peace officer" means a volunteer, 1 21 nonregular, sworn member of a law enforcement agency who 1 22 serves with or without compensation, has regular police powers 1 23 while functioning as a law enforcement agency's 1 24 representative, and participates on a regular basis in the law 1 25 enforcement agency's activities including crime prevention and 1 26 control, preservation of the peace, and enforcement of law. 1 27 Sec. 2. Section 80D.3, Code 2005, is amended to read as 1 28 follows: 1 29 80D.3 TRAINING STANDARDS. 1 30 1. Each person appointed to serve as a reserve peace 1 31 officer shall satisfactorily complete a minimum training 1 32 course as provided in this section established by academy 1 33 rules. In addition, if a reserve peace officer is authorized 1 34 to carry weapons, the officer shall satisfactorily complete 1 35 the same training course in the use of weapons as is required 2 1 for basic training of regular peace officers by the Iowa law 2 2 enforcement academy. The minimum training course for reserve 2 3 peace officers must shall be satisfactorily completed within 2 4 four years from the date of appointment the time period 2 5 prescribed by academy rules. If reserve Academy=approved 2 6 reserve peace officer training received before July 1, 1990, 2 7 meets the requirements of this section, the training 2006, may 2 8 be applied to meet the minimum training course requirements of 2 9 this section established by academy rules. 2 10 2. A reserve peace officer who does not carry a weapon 2 11 shall not be required to complete a weapons training course, 2 12 but the officer shall comply with all other training 2 13 requirements. 2 14 3. A person appointed to serve as a reserve peace officer, 2 15 who has received basic training as a peace officer and has 2 16 been certified by the Iowa law enforcement academy pursuant to 2 17 chapter 80B and rules adopted pursuant to chapter 80B, may be 2 18 exempted from completing the minimum training course at the 2 19 discretion of the appointing authority. if the officer meets 2 20 one of the following qualifications: 2 21 a. The appointee is serving as a regular peace officer 2 22 with a bona fide law enforcement agency when the application 2 23 for a reserve peace officer appointment is made. 2 24 b. The appointee has served as a regular peace officer 2 25 with a bona fide law enforcement agency within three years of 2 26 the date of application for appointment as a reserve peace 2 27 officer. However, such a person appointed to serve as a 2 28 reserve peace officer shall meet mandatory in=service training 2 29 requirements established by academy rules if the person has 2 30 not served as an active peace officer within one hundred 2 31 eighty days of appointment as a reserve peace officer. 2 32 4. The minimum training course required for a reserve 2 33 peace officer shall be conducted pursuant to sections 80D.4 2 34 and 80D.7, and the following training schedule:. 2 35 a. During the first year, thirty hours of general law 3 1 enforcement training is required as provided in section 80D.4 3 2 and as prescribed by the Iowa law enforcement academy council. 3 3 If weapons are to be carried, a reserve peace officer shall 3 4 complete a weapons training course having the same number of 3 5 hours of training as is required of regular peace officers in 3 6 basic training pursuant to section 80D.7. 3 7 b. During the second through the fourth year, forty hours 3 8 of training shall be provided each year. Ten hours annually 3 9 shall be obtained by each reserve peace officer working with a 3 10 regular peace officer. The remaining thirty hours annually 3 11 shall be selected by the appointing authority from the 3 12 approved basic training curriculum established by the Iowa law 3 13 enforcement academy for use in training regular peace 3 14 officers. 3 15 c. Notwithstanding the time schedule provided in this 3 16 subsection, a A person is eligible for state certification as 3 17 a reserve peace officer upon satisfactory completion of the 3 18 one hundred fifty hours of training required for certification 3 19 and testing requirements specified by academy rules. A 3 20 reserve peace officer enrolled in an academy=approved minimum 3 21 course of training prior to July 1, 2006, shall obtain state 3 22 certification by July 1, 2009. 3 23 Sec. 3. Section 80D.4, Code 2005, is amended to read as 3 24 follows: 3 25 80D.4 TRAINING. 3 26 Training for individuals appointed as reserve peace 3 27 officers shall be provided by that law enforcement agency, but 3 28 may be obtained academy=certified instructors in a community 3 29 college or other facility, including a law enforcement agency, 3 30 selected by the individual and approved by the law enforcement 3 31 agency and the academy. Upon satisfactory completion of 3 32 training required by the Iowa law enforcement academy, the 3 33 chief of police, sheriff, commissioner of public safety, or 3 34 director of the judicial district department of correctional 3 35 services academy shall certify the individual as a reserve 4 1 peace officer. 4 2 Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 80D.4A TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION 4 3 REQUIREMENTS. 4 4 The director of the academy, subject to the approval of the 4 5 council, shall promulgate rules in accordance with the 4 6 provisions of this chapter and chapter 17A, giving due 4 7 consideration to varying factors and special requirements of 4 8 law enforcement agencies relative to the standardized training 4 9 and state certification of reserve peace officers. 4 10 EXPLANATION 4 11 This bill relates to standardized training and 4 12 certification standards for reserve peace officers in Iowa. 4 13 The bill provides that a standardized training and state 4 14 certification for reserve peace officers shall be established 4 15 by the Iowa law enforcement academy pursuant to the academy's 4 16 rulemaking authority. The bill provides that the director of 4 17 the academy, subject to the approval of the council, shall 4 18 promulgate such rules, giving due consideration to varying 4 19 factors and special requirements of law enforcement agencies 4 20 relative to the standardized training and state certification 4 21 of reserve peace officers. Current law allows a law 4 22 enforcement agency to which a reserve peace officer has been 4 23 appointed to provide reserve peace officer training, and 4 24 provides that a person may be certified as a reserve peace 4 25 officer by the academy, chief of police, sheriff, commissioner 4 26 of public safety, or director of the judicial district 4 27 department of correctional services. 4 28 The bill further specifies that academy=approved reserve 4 29 officer training received prior to July 1, 2006, may be 4 30 applied to meet the minimum training requirements established 4 31 by academy rules and that a peace officer is eligible for 4 32 state certification as a reserve peace officer upon 4 33 satisfactory completion of the requirements specified by 4 34 academy rules. A reserve peace officer appointed after July 4 35 1, 2006, shall obtain state certification consistent with the 5 1 provisions of the bill. 5 2 The bill provides that a person appointed to serve as a 5 3 reserve peace officer shall meet mandatory in=service training 5 4 requirements established by academy rules if the person has 5 5 not served as an active peace officer within 180 days of 5 6 appointment as a reserve peace officer. 5 7 The bill provides that reserve peace officer training shall 5 8 be provided by an academy=certified instructor in a community 5 9 college or other approved facility, including a law 5 10 enforcement agency. 5 11 LSB 5343DP 81 5 12 rh:nh/gg/14.1
Text: HSB630            Text: HSB632