RULE 132.00.15-027 - Regulation 1030 Certification of Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official

RULE 132.00.15-027. Regulation 1030 Certification of Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official

(1) In order to certify Law Enforcement Canines in the State of Arkansas, a person must be certified by CLEST as a Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official.

(2) A person may be certified as a Dual Purpose Certifying Official or a Single Purpose Certifying Official.

(a) A Dual Purpose Certification will be issued to a person who is trained to certify Law Enforcement Canines in narcotics/explosives and patrol work.

(b) A Single Purpose Certification will be issued to a person who is trained to certify Law Enforcement Canines in narcotics/explosives work only.

(c) A Dual Purpose Certifying Official may certify a Single Purpose Canine, but a Single Purpose Certifying Official may not certify a Dual Purpose Canine.

(3) A person desiring to become a Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official must submit an application to the Commission.

(4) An applicant for Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official Certification must be a Certified Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer in the State of Arkansas.

(5) Applicants who are certified as Law Enforcement or Corrections Officers must have completed a CLEST approved Instructor Development Course.

(6) Applicants must have five (5) years of experience as a Dual or Single Purpose Canine Officer, or be actively serving as a certifying official with a nationally recognized police canine organization to qualify as a Certifying Official in that respective field.

(7) All applicants for Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official Certification must attend the eight (8) hour Certifying Official Course.

(8) All Applicants must conduct the certification process for each Law Enforcement Canine in accordance Arkansas Certifications Requirements approved by CLEST.

(2/23/2016)

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