RULE 132.00.15-010 - Regulation 1001 Definitions

RULE 132.00.15-010. Regulation 1001 Definitions

(1) "Commission" is the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

(2) "Chairman" is the Chairman of the Commission.

(3) "Director" is the Director of the Commission.

(4) "Political Subdivision" means any county, municipality, township or other specific local unit of government.

(5) "Department Head" is a chief of police, sheriff, or chief administrator of any law enforcement unit of the state or any political subdivision who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this state.

(6) "Assistant Department Head" is an officer occupying the first position(s) subordinate to a Department Head, and for which commensurate pay is authorized.

(7) "Middle Management Position" are those positions which are between first level supervisory positions and Assistant Department Head positions as defined in this section and for which commensurate pay is authorized.

(8) "First Level Supervisory Positions" are positions occupied by a law enforcement officer, deputy sheriff or other employee who, in the upward chain of command, directly supervises law enforcement officers as defined in this section and for which commensurate pay is authorized.

(9) "Law Enforcement Officer" as recognized by this Commission for certification will be any appointed law enforcement officer who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this state, excluding only those officers who are elected by a vote of the people. The definition does not apply to employees of organizations or state departments and other like agencies not primarily involved in law enforcement. The criteria to determine if a person is a law enforcement officer are that he or she:

(a) Is employed by a law enforcement unit; and

(b) Serves a law enforcement function for that unit; or

(c) Receives a salary authorized by that unit; or

(d) Is a legally appointed Auxiliary Officer.

(10) "Law Enforcement Unit" is a police force or organization of a city, county, State Agency, or of the State whose primary duty as prescribed by law or ordinance is enforcing the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this State.

(11) "School" is any school, college, university, academy, or local training program which offers law enforcement training or education and includes within its meaning the combination of course curriculum instructor, and facilities.

(12) "Course" is a grouping of classes or series of lessons or lectures combined to attain a particular educational or law enforcement training objective.

(13) "Class" is a single meeting or session devoted to a specific law enforcement related subject or topic.

(14) "School Director" or "School Coordinator" is an individual charged with the responsibility of conducting a training class, course or school under the provisions of the act. A School Director or Coordinator must be a qualified law enforcement officer or an official of a college or university, or Director of the State Law Enforcement Training Academy.

(15) "High School" is a school accredited as a high school by the Arkansas Department of Education or a school accredited as a high school by the state university of the state in which the high school is located.

(16) "The Act" refers to the Executive Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act. (Ark. Code Ann. 12-9-101 - 12-9-116 as amended).

(17) "Specification" is a description supplementing a section of Regulations.

(18) "Educational Credits" are credits earned for studies or courses satisfactorily completed at a college or university approved as a degree granting institution.

(19) "Accredited Institution" means any community college, college, university, where the curriculum is approved as such by the department of education of the state in which the community college, college or university is located or the recognized national or regional accrediting body.

(20) "Full-time Law Enforcement Officer" is one who:

(a) Is employed by and receives a salary authorized by a law enforcement unit;

(b) Has the statutory authority to enforce the criminal, traffic or highway laws of the state;

(c) Works 40 or more hours per week.

(21) "Part-time Law Enforcement Officer I" is one who:

(a) Is employed by and receives a salary authorized by a law enforcement unit;

(b) Has the statutory authority to enforce the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this state;

(c) Works 20 or more hours but less than 40 hours per week.

(22) "Part-time Law Enforcement Officer II" is one who:

(a) Is employed by and receives a salary authorized by a law enforcement unit;

(b) Has the statutory authority to enforce the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this state;

(c) Works less than 20 hours per week.

(23) "Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer" means a person who meets the minimum standards and training requirements prescribed for such officers by law and regulations, and who is appointed by a political subdivision or a law enforcement agency as a reserve officer, volunteer officer, or mounted patrol, but does not include any officer or deputy county sheriff employed by a planned community property owners' association.

(24) "Police Traffic Radar Operator" is any Full-time, Part-time I, Part-time II or Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer who has satisfactorily completed the Commission approved training for their level of certification and the Police Traffic Radar Operators Course.

(25) "Specialized Police Personnel" are those Full-time or Part-time officers authorized by statute or employed by a law enforcement unit whose duty as prescribed by law or ordinance is enforcing some part of the criminal, traffic or highway laws of this state and their authority is limited to the facility or area in which they work.

(2/23/2016)

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