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RULE §215.3Law Enforcement Academy Training Provider

(a) In addition to any other application requirements under this chapter, a law enforcement academy training provider applicant shall comply with all provisions of this section.

(b) An entity applying for a law enforcement academy training provider contract must be based on at least one of the following sponsoring organizations:

  (1) a law enforcement agency with a minimum of 75 full-time paid peace officers, county jailers, or telecommunicators under current appointment;

  (2) an institution recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; or

  (3) a regional planning commission or councils of governments' (COG) board. The commission will enter into only one academy contract within each regional planning commission or councils of governments' area at any one time.

(c) A law enforcement academy training provider applicant shall submit:

  (1) the proposed formal name of the academy, which must not misrepresent the status of the academy or be confusing to law enforcement or to the public;

  (2) a proposed course schedule to show that training will be conducted on a continuing basis;

  (3) a schedule of tuition and fees that will be charged, if any;

  (4) the physical location and a description of the proposed training facility and any satellite sites; and

  (5) documentation of any contract an academy may have as cosponsor with law enforcement agencies and other entities to conduct continuing education classes or basic county corrections training.

(d) A training needs assessment must be completed and submitted for commission approval and shall include:

  (1) a description of whom the academy will serve, including the identity of each law enforcement agency the academy expects to serve, the number of officers the academy expects to train annually from each agency, and the basis for the academy's expectations;

  (2) the number and types of courses that will be offered; and

  (3) proof of notification by e-mail to all academies within the regional planning commission or councils of governments' area of their intent to apply for an academy contract and what specific training needs the applicant intends to meet.

(e) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2014.

Source Note: The provisions of this §215.3 adopted to be effective February 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9608

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