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1 DE Admin. Code 801
The Council on Police Training (COPT), pursuant to 11 Del.C. §8404(a)(14), proposes to revise its regulations. The proposed amendments, which were voted on in a Special Meeting by the COPT on May 23, 2018, seek to update, clarify and provide more detailed information regarding minimum training requirements, firearms training and qualifications for instructors.
The COPT will allow for the submission of written comments, suggestions, or other materials regarding the proposed rules to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Attn: Christopher Klein, Public Safety Building Suite 220, P.O. BOX 818, Dover, Delaware 19903-0818 or e-mail Christopherm.klein@state.de.us. Any written submission in response to this notice and the relevant proposed regulations must be received by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security no later than 4:30 p.m. (EST) on July 31, 2018. A copy of this regulation may be viewed online at the Registrar of Regulation's website, http://regulations.delaware.gov/services/current_issue.shtml.
2.1 As used in this chapter:
Approved Academy” means a Police Basic Training School authorized by the Council to provide mandatory training and education for police officers as prescribed in this chapter.
"Conducted Electrical Weapon” or “CEW" means an electrical device that fires two small, dart-like electrodes, which stay connected to the main unit by conductors, to deliver electric current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing "neuromuscular incapacitation".
Council” means the Council on Police Training (COPT).
"Firearms Training" means weapons training conducted by a COPT certified firearms instructor.
Inactive status” means status assumed by a certified police officer upon termination of employment with a law enforcement agency.
"Low Light" means when ambient lighting conditions require the addition of artificial illumination in order to effectively identify a target or suspect and properly evaluate a threat or lack thereof.
Pathology” means the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development and consequences.
"Performance Characteristics" of ammunition means the felt recoil, accuracy and point of impact.
Permanent appointment” means appointment by the authority of any municipality or government unit in or of this State or the University of Delaware Police Department, Delaware State University Public Safety Police Department and the Delaware River and Bay Authority to permanent status as a police officer.
Permanent basis” means continual employment with a law enforcement agency on a full-time or part-time basis.
Police officer” means a sworn member of a police force or other law-enforcement agency of this State or of any county or municipality who is responsible for the prevention and the detection of crime and the enforcement of laws of this State or other governmental units within the State.
A person holding police power by virtue of occupying any other position or office. (11 Del.C. 1953, & 8401; 57 Del. Laws, c. 261; 57 Del. Laws, c.670, & 1A, 63 Del. Laws, c. 31, & 1.)
Seasonal appointment” means appointment for no more than 6 months per calendar Year. Any deviation from this standard based on special circumstances will require prior approval by the Council.
"Seasonal police officer" means a police officer employed for a time frame of no more than six (6) months, from the date of completion of training, annually. A seasonal police officer may not serve as Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, or Officer-in-Charge of a police department.
University” means the University of Delaware Police Department or Delaware State University Public Safety Police Department.
Validated test” means a test that has been shown by scientific means to be specific related to job performance and job tasks and does not have an adverse impact.
3.0 Minimum Standards for Initial Employment Certification
3.3 The applicant shall have reached his/her 18th birthday as a seasonal officer and his/her 21st birthday as a full time officer.
3.13 Physical Ability Testing: Each department sending recruits to a COPT approved academy within this state will be responsible to see that the applicant meets the minimum physical ability standards as set by the respective academy. Recruits found not to meet the minimum standard(s) are subject to dismissal from the respective training academy.
3.13.1 The COPT recommends a test battery for applicants as suggested by the Cooper Institute1. The Battery is as follows:
3.13.3 As a minimum, applicants should be capable of satisfactorily completing 3 of the recommended tests. Satisfactorily is held to mean the achievement in the 20th percentile as cited in the Cooper Fitness Norms, Single Norms2. The inability of a recruit to perform physical ability tests to the 20th percentile shall be reported to the director of training of the academy to which the recruit is enrolled. The Director of Training may require additional testing, specialized training, or may at his/her discretion, deny enrollment of said recruit in the respective training academy. In all cases where a recruit is denied enrollment, the Director of the COPT shall be notified in writing with the reasons for the denial clearly stated.
4.1 The Council required that the Administrator be notified by the Chief of Police, in writing, within 5 days of the employment or termination of any police officer under his/her command. (See Section IV. Forms)
5.1 Police Basic Training Course
5.1.1.1 Each applicant for the position of police officer in the State of Delaware must satisfactorily complete the Police Basic Training Course as prescribed in 11 Delaware Code §8405(a) (Amended 07/08/93) prior to being given or accepting an appointment as a police officer.
9.1.1 Due to their status, officers in this classification will receive a course of instruction that once completed will meet minimum standards established by the Council on Police Training. Seasonal officers are governed by administrative directive as per Council Mandate 10/17/90.
9.1.3 Seasonal police officer employment will encompass the restricted time frame of employment of more than 4 weeks and no more than 6 months.
9.1.4 Seasonal police officers who carry firearms shall be trained as required under 8404(a)(16). Reinforced by Council 08/24/94 Section 11.0.
9.1.54 Seasonal police officers who operate police vehicles on patrol shall be trained in EVOC as described in subsection 16.13.
9.2.10.1 Instructs the officer in the essential mechanics of recording his their investigations in report form suitable to serve both as an aid to further investigation and to the preparation and development of prosecution.
9.2.13 Use of Police Equipment (Mace/Nightstick Non-flammable O.C. sprays or blends/Impact Weapons or Baton/Handcuffs) 8 Hours
9.2.14 Note: All seasonal officers will receive instruction in Defensive Tactics and De-escalation techniques. This will not preclude any department from expanding on and or providing more than the minimum as provided above.
10.1.3.1 Certified instructors shall be monitored by the Director (or his their designee) of the respective academy in which they are instructing.
10.1.3.2 Evaluation reports shall be forwarded to the director (or his their designee) of the training academy from which the instructor originates.
10.1.4.1.1 If remedial action in is not forthcoming, the complaint;
10.1.4.1.1.3 The training director officer or chief of police making complaints relative to an instructor or the training shall make a written request to the Administrator for an evaluation. The Administrator, or his their designee, shall provide such evaluation for every request. The designee shall be a director of an approved status academy or his assistant their delegate.
11.1 Firearms training defined: Weapons training conducted at a facility and by an instructor certified to teach such subjects by the Council on Police Training.
11.2 Duration and curriculum: The academy level curriculum will include classroom lectures on use of force, safety, nomenclature, care of weapons, police combat tactics and marksmanship. Range instruction emphasizes the practical application of police weapons related to actual combat conditions. The range officer of the involved training facility will attest to the qualifications of the respective officer. The officer must qualify with his their departmental issued weapon weapon(s). The On each qualification date the officer must attain an average of 80% of the possible score while demonstrating safe weapons handling techniques.
11.32 Depending on the number of persons being trained, and considering the amount of experience, or lack of experience the training population has with firearms, the academy level training period will vary in time, but will consist of at least but not limited to 5 days 40 hours.
11.43 Non-Qualification: Should an officer initially fail to qualify, that person would be permitted one (1) additional opportunity up to five (5) attempts and a maximum of 40 hours additional training to attain certification. Scheduling for the additional attempt will be conducted at the convenience of the firearms officer. Under no circumstances, will an officer be permitted to carry a firearm on duty, be certified as a police officer, or graduate from an academy, unless certified as per the requirements of Section 8404 of the Council on Police Training.
11.54 As authorized by 8404(a)(5): In order to retain certification, all police officers in the State of Delaware, including firearms instructors, must receive recertification in firearms proficiency annually. The recertification must be conducted by a Council on Police Training certified firearms instructor. Firearms instructors are not permitted to recertify themselves.
11.65 A minimum of three (3) re-qualification shoots per calendar year, scheduled on at least two (2) separate days, with at least 90 days between scheduled shoots required. Of these three, there will be one (1) mandatory “low light” shoot. Simulation is permitted and it may be combined with a daylight shoot. The "low light" shoot may be conducted on the same day as one daylight shoot.
11.76 Each training session shall consist of one minimum standards re-qualification course for each duty weapon, consistent with Section 12.0. An additional 50 rounds shall be fired for proficiency training from the handgun and the patrol rifle. This is a total of 100 rounds per shoot with the handgun and 100 rounds per shoot with the patrol rifle, totaling 300 rounds per calendar year as a minimum for each weapon. Departments using shotguns will fire a minimum of twenty rounds of ammunition for proficiency training per year.
11.87 The Chief of Police shall forward to the Administrator, documentation of annual firearms recertification for each officer under his/her their command within 90 days of the anniversary date of initial firearms certification. (See Section IV. Forms) by March 31st of each calendar year with the completion of the Annual COPT Survey.
11.98 All training ammunition shall be comparable to issued service ammunition in performance specification characteristics. Service ammunition shall be collected annually and replaced with new. The collected ammunition may be used for training. All shooting is to be completed with authorized/issued weapons and equipment.
12.1.1 A minimum of three qualification shoots per calendar year, scheduled on at least two separate days, with ninety days between qualification dates.
12.1.2 Of the three dates shoots, there will be one mandatory “low light” qualification. Simulation of “low light” is permitted and the “low light” qualification may be combined with a day shoot. The low light shoot may be conducted on the same day as one day shoot.
12.1.3 All training ammunition shall be comparable to issued service ammunition in performance characteristics.
12.1.4 Service Issued service ammunition will be collected annually and replaced with new service ammunition. The collected ammunition may be used for training and qualification.
12.1.5 A minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition will be fired annually for proficiency training for both the handgun and patrol rifle. This ammunition will NOT include the ammunition required for qualification courses.
12.1.6 A minimum An average of 80% must be obtained to be qualified with the approved handgun. The method of scoring and target selection will be determined by the instructor.
12.1.7 All qualifications are to be completed with authorized weapon weapons and equipment. (Holsters, speed loaders, pouches, magazines, magazine pouches, etc.)
12.1.8 Shooting will be conducted annually using the flashlight for target illumination and identification. Should an officer initially fail to qualify, that officer would be permitted up to five (5) attempts and a maximum of 40 hours additional training to attain certification. Scheduling for the additional attempts will be conducted at the convenience of the firearms instructor. Under no circumstances, will an officer be permitted to carry a firearm on duty unless certified as per the requirements of Section 8404 of the Council on Police Training.
Behind Cover, Two Different Positions (Unsupported and Supported)
12.1.9 The instructor will determine at what distance, in what manner, and how many rounds will be fired on each command.
12.2 Low Light or Handgun Concealed Carry Standards for and H.R. 218
12.2.1 This regulation sets forth the minimum qualification standards for concealed weapon handguns for active duty police officers and for retired law enforcement officers who qualify under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (H.R. 218).
12.2.2 These are minimum standards and shall not prevent any police department from establishing more strict or additional rules or regulations to qualify to conceal carry a firearm on or off duty.
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12.2.3 The instructor will determine at what distance, in what manner, and how many rounds are fired on each command.
12.2.4 Active duty and retired Retired law enforcement officers must qualify a minimum of once annually and obtain a minimum score of 80%.
12.2.5 If the weapon system or holster is different from active duty use, the officer must qualify a minimum of once annually and obtain a minimum of 80%.
12.3 Basic Patrol Long Gun Shotgun Minimum Standards
This basic patrol long fun course is not designed to replace training relevant to specific weapons such as sniping marksmanship and select fire weapons. It will be incumbent upon each department to provide their perspective officers with specific recognized training to have those officers certified.
12.3.1 Departments using long guns shotguns will be required to qualify three times a year., Two two day courses and one “low light” course. Simulation of “low light” is permitted. A minimum of ninety days is required between the two day courses. The “low light” course may be combined as part of conducted on the same day as one day qualification course.
12.3.2 Service ammunition will be collected annually and replaced with new ammunition. The collected ammunition may be used for training and qualification.
12.3.3 All training ammunition shall be comparable to issued ammunition in performance characteristics.
12.3.4 Departments using long guns shotguns will fire a minimum of twenty rounds of ammunition for proficiency training per year. This ammunition will not include the ammunition required for qualification courses.
12.3.5 A minimum An average of 80% must be obtained to be qualified. The method of scoring and what type of target will be determined by the instructor.
12.3.6 All qualifications are to be completed with authorized weapons and ammunition.
12.3.7 Departments are required to qualify on complete a qualification course with each type of ammunition that is issued.
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12.3.8 The instructor will determine at what distance, in what manner, and how many rounds are fired on each command depending on the weapon and the capability of the ammunition.
13.1 An eight-hour firearms re-certification course will be held annually and will cover, but not be limited to: legal updates, use of force, and review of Council on Police Training standards.
13.2 To maintain certification, firearms instructors must attend a minimum of one recertification course every three years and complete sixteen hours of additional training in firearms usage or complete sixteen hours of academy level instruction, or a combination of training and instruction in the same three year period. Firearms instructors must also meet the standards established in Section 12.0 annually, for all issued weapons.
13.3 The head of the police department shall provide documentation through the completion of the Annual COPT Survey of the required updated training to the COPT Administrator to include in the instructor’s training records.
13.4 No Firearms instructor shall be employed utilized by any police department for purposes of certifying firearms instructors unless the certifying instructor has been approved by the Council on Police Training.
14.1 As authorized by 8404(a)(14): All police officers in the State of Delaware shall have successfully completed a First Responder course adhering to the United States Department of Transportation curriculum for First Responder Courses as offered by the Delaware State Fire School or as taught in a certified police training academy by a credentialed emergency medical services instructor.
14.2 In order to retain certification, all police officers in the State of Delaware must receive recertification in C.P.R. and AED as recommended by the American Medical Association. This training will be conducted by a certified Council on Police Training instructor, Delaware State Fire School Instructor, American Heart Association CPR and AED Instructor, American Red Cross CPR and AED Instructor, or Health Care Professional certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
14.3 The Chief of Police shall forward to the Administrator, documentation of recertification for each officer under his/her their command within 90 days of the anniversary of date of initial C.P.R. and AED Certification. (See Section IV. Forms) through the completion of the Annual COPT Survey.
14.4 First Responder recertification shall be at the discretion of each department.
15.1 The Council on Police training may:
16.1 This is the mandatory curriculum for police basic training and reflects 568 584 hours of training as approved by the Council on Police Training.
16.3 Advanced Driving Course 24 Hours Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) 16 Hours
16.3.1 This course is divided into approximately 2 hours of classroom instruction and 22 hours of driving on a skid pad. The classroom instruction stresses the importance of vehicle safety in teaching defensive and pursuit tactics. The student is taught to realize that the driving environment, which includes the vehicle, the road, and the driver all have limits. Some of the topics covered are the affects of weight transfer, affects of centrifugal force and friction, and skids and cornering. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios.
16.10.1 The purpose of this course is to acquaint the officer with the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code Annotated. With this background, he they may readily recognize a violation thereof and be able to: (1) define the elements of such violation and; (2) know the nature of the evidence necessary to prove such violation in court.
16.134 Firearms 40 hours
16.134.1 Instruction includes classroom lectures on safety, nomenclature, care of weapons, and the viewing of training films. Range instruction emphasizes the practical application of police weapons related to actual combat conditions.
16.145 First Responders 40 Hours
16.145.1 Because accidents and other emergencies bring the police officer to the scene first, this training is to develop first aid techniques that enable him them to efficiently fulfill his their responsibilities. The course also offers sufficient instruction to enable the police officer to make an emergency child delivery.
16.156 Fitness and Wellness 6 Hours
16.156.1 The purpose of Physical Fitness/Wellness testing and training is to encourage and teach law enforcement officers to maintain a healthy fitness level throughout their career. Law enforcement officers who remain physically fit prove more readily able to cope with the day-to-day stress of job demands, and are better prepared to handle critical incidents. For this purpose, within each academy a segment of instruction will be devoted to nutritional education, exercise physiology, lifestyle adjustment, and stress and stress relief methods. Other areas specific to fitness and wellness can and will be added as needed.
16.167 Handling Persons With Disabilities 8 Hours
16.167.1 The purpose of this course is to identify behavioral factors with which the officer has to deal may encounter, discusses the influence of group behavior or individual behavior, and emphasizes the importance of understanding unusual behaviors in order to handle that behavior most effectively. Also includes a review of the 24-hour commitment procedures.
16.178 Homeland Security 16 Hours
16.178.1 National Incident Management System 4 Hours
16.178.1.1 National Incident Management System (NIMS) integrates effective practices in emergency preparedness and response into a comprehensive national framework for incident management. The NIMS will enable responders at all levels to work together more effectively and efficiently to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity, including catastrophic acts of terrorism and disasters.
16.178.2 Incident Command System 8 Hours
16.178.2.1 ICS is a standardized on-scene incident management concept designed specifically to allow responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure equal to the complexity and demands of any single incident or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.
16.178.3 Weapons of Mass Destruction / All Hazards (Awareness) 4 Hours
16.178.3.1 WMD/All Hazards awareness provides emergency responders with awareness-level instruction on recognition, avoidance, isolation and notification techniques in weapons of mass destruction and all hazards environment. The course covers prevention and deterrence, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards and other disasters.
16.189 Information Systems 44 Hours
16.189.1 Communications:
16.189.1.1 Acquaints the officer with the features and use of all communications equipment used in police operations, including telephone, computers, radio, and NCIC. Instruction also includes rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission with regard to radio transmissions.
16.189.2 Report Writing
16.189.2.1 Instructs the officer in the essential mechanics of recording his their investigations in report form suitable to serve both as an aid to further investigation and to the preparation and development of prosecution.
16.189.3 LEISS: (Law Enforcement Investigative Support System)
16.189.3.1 Automated Crime reports. This training takes you through some of the more complex police reports and steps the user through the many features of this program. Various crime reports will be completed during this training along with all new system features covered. This allows the police crime report to be sent electronically to the State Bureau of Identification. This program also has links to the automated warrant system if a warrant is required; no dual keying of data is needed.
16.189.4 LEISS – Warrants
16.189.4.1 This is a law enforcement application designed to provide court acceptable documents Exhibit A (charge sheet), Exhibit B (probable Cause cause statement). This warrant is electronically sent to the court and can be modified and changed at any time before the approval by a judge. From this original warrant document, information is loaded directly into the CJIS Wanted person files whenever a warrant is created without arrest information. Also included in the application is the Attorney General Intake for felony cases and an automated arrest report to be attached to the fingerprint cards. This is the instrument used statewide for arrests by all criminal justice agencies.
16.189.5 DELJIS:
16.189.5.1 This course covers all the features of the CJIS system along with all new applications being developed. Users are given a security briefing along with an example of all the basic inquiries used for criminal justice. This course covers motor vehicles inquiries along with criminal history inquiries, Protection from Abuse orders, no contact orders along with Case Inquiry case inquiry and much more.
16.189.6 NCIC:
16.189.6.1 This block of instruction shall directly relate to the use of the National Crime Institute Center computer software. To include FBI mandates, lecture, testing and certification.
16.1920 Interview and Interrogation 8 Hours
16.1920.1 To teach the officer the approved techniques of interrogation so that he they may fully develop information or evidence by conversation with witnesses and subjects. Emphasis on legal limitations.
16.201 Introduction to Law Enforcement 2 Hours
16.201.1 To introduce law enforcement officers to the historical background and development of the police service with emphasis on its relationship to modern society. Also included is an analysis of the organizational structure.
16.212 Juvenile Procedures 8 Hours
16.212.1 This course is designed to acquaint the new officer with the family, social and economic conditions, and factors, which foster and encourage juvenile delinquency. It stresses the role law enforcement can play in the overall effort to combat such conditions with emphasis on the planned programs existent within the State of Delaware.
16.223 Latent Fingerprints/Crime Scene Processing 12 Hours
16.223.1 Methods and importance of identification including the methods of dusting, photographing and lifting latent fingerprints and palm prints from all manner of surfaces and areas, inked and rolled fingerprints; not only of live and willing subjects, but also from unconscious, deceased, and decomposed bodies.
16.234 Laws of Arrest, Laws of Evidence, and Search and Seizure 40 Hours
16.234.1 The legal foundation of laws governing and limiting the police officer’s authority in the areas of arrest. This treatment shall be afforded with respect to: (1) the laws of arrest with or without warrants, arrest for misdemeanors and arrest for felonies, the elements of probable cause, and the disposition of persons after lawfully arrested; (2) the law applicable to criminal interrogation and resultant confessions under the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments of the Federal Constitution and; (3) the application of constitutional safeguards to electronic surveillance, chemical, and serological evidence.
16.24.2 Acquaint the recruit with the rules and law of evidence exercised in a court of law so that he they may recognize what is legally admissible. He They must be able to differentiate between the various types of evidence and be familiar with the rules concerning maintaining the chain of evidence. Covers the laws of search and seizure under the provisions of the 4th and 14th Amendments including the exclusionary rule and the elements of a “reasonable” search and seizure of persons (a) incidental to arrest; (b) under a search warrant; (c) with consent.
16.245 Manual Traffic Control 2 Hours
16.245.1 Designed to teach the officer the fundamentals and mechanics of traffic control and control devices; and to familiarize the officer with the proper signals and gestures used in point traffic control.
16.256 NHTSA and Driving Under The Influence 24 Hours
16.256.1 Presents the elements of the offense of driving under the influence as defined by Delaware law. Provides knowledge on securing the necessary evidence, including scientific tests and reporting in order to successfully prosecute.
16.267 Other Police Agencies Jurisdiction 2 Hours
16.267.1 To acquaint officers with the jurisdiction, function, and availabilities of other enforcement agencies including federal departments such as the Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
16.278 Police Communication & Crisis Intervention 20 Hours
16.278.1 The purpose of this course is to provide police officers with the knowledge, skills and ability to interact with people on a daily basis. Within this course the communications process will be described along with the barriers to communication. Students will be taught how to communicate with persons in crisis. Types of instruction include, but are not limited to verbal judo, active listening skills, and suicide intervention and de-escalation techniques. Role-play scenarios are a valuable part of this training.
16.289 Patrol Procedures/ Officer Survival 60 Hours
16.289.1 The most important single function of the police; the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, the enforcement of law, and the detection and arrest of violators of the law and the relationship of such purposes to the patrol functions.
16.29.2 This course is designed to acquaint the new officer with the basic street survival techniques as accrued from years of experience from actual encounters on the street. Practical application of avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation techniques through the handling of actual scenarios will familiarize officers with what to do when confronted with an armed combatant as well as what not to do.
16.2930 Police Discipline and Ethics 8 Hours
16.2930.1 Basic why, when, and where of discipline and courtesy of police officers. Ethics from a law enforcement perspective will be explored and discussed.
16.301 Police Fire Survival 14 Hours
16.301.1 Delaware State Fire School explains the hazards of electrical fires, the proper use of various types of fire extinguishers, knowledge of structural fires, how to handle flammable liquids and gas and rescue techniques for removing trapped persons from vehicles.
16.312 Sex Crimes 4 Hours
16.312.1 This course is calculated designed to teach the officer the elements, peculiar techniques of investigation, motives, and most productive sources of evidence, psychology of violators, modus operandi, etc. The detection, prevention and prosecution of sexual assault will be included in this training.
16.323 Use of Deadly Force 6 Hours
16.323.1 This course will acquaint the officer with the laws governing the use of deadly force by police officers.
16.334 Weaponless Defense Defensive Tactics 30 Hours
16.334.1 Through the use of lecture, demonstration and individual participation, this training will provide each new officer with sufficient skills to defend himself themselves from attack. Instruction and practice in nature, theory, basic principles, safety precautions, the personal weapons, and vulnerable areas of attack. Instruction on the use of the police issued impact weapon, and basic handcuffing techniques and de-escalation techniques will be paramount to this course of instruction.
18.1 The Director of Training for the Delaware State Police will be the Administrator for the Council on Police Training. The Administrator will be responsible for administering mandatory training for all police officers in the State of Delaware. The Administrator will also oversee the Council on Police Training budget, policy issues, and will also provide current “practices in policing” to the Council on Police Training Board. In the absence of the Administrator, his/her designee will conduct these duties.
20.1 Chapter 8409: Police officers of the State or any county or municipality or University, which do not meet the requirements of this chapter and the criteria as established by the Council shall not have the authority to enforce the laws of the State.
22.1 Annually, upon request of the Chairman, the Administrator may present to the Council a summary of its activity from the previous calendar year.
23.0 Part-Time Police Officers Recurring Training
23.1 As authorized by 8404(a)(14), the previous 28-hour and 56-hour part-time police officer training courses have been eliminated effective 1/1/88. In their place, the Basic Mandatory Curriculum is required of all police officer appointments, except seasonal appointments. All police officers who perform uniformed patrol duties or are assigned to investigative units responsible for sex crimes shall receive at least 2 hours of training every 4 years on the detection, prevention and prosecution of sexual assault. The training shall be conducted on a staggered basis so that half of the eligible members of any law-enforcement or police organization receive the training in each 2-year period.
24.1 As authorized by 8404(a)(2), effective 1/1/88, all All police officer applicants seeking Council on Police Training certification shall successfully pass a standardized competency examination developed and approved by the Council
24.5 The Administrator or their designee will randomly select one examination from the three approved examinations to submit to the applicant. On any retake examination, the Administrator or their designee reserves the right to submit one of the two other examinations to the applicant to prevent possible memorization of the questions.
25.1.1 All applicants for police officers, who come under the requirements of the Mandatory Training Act (Title 11, Section 8401-8410) and as part of their pre-employment screening, will be required to submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.
25.2.3 If a particular drug listed above is included in a prescription that has been prescribed by a physician and the test results in a positive reading then the following will be applied.
26.0 Electronic Control Device (ECD) Training Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) Training

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