OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6009

AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL TRAINING OF MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows the Police Officer Standards Training (POST) Council to (1) develop an interactive electronic computer platform capable of administering training courses and (2) authorize police officers to complete certified review training at a local police department facility by means of the platform. By law, police officers under the council's jurisdiction must complete at least 40 hours of review training every three years in order to maintain certification, unless the council grants a one-year extension.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

POST Council

By law, the council's responsibilities include:

1. establishing a comprehensive municipal police training plan;

2. training, certifying, and establishing minimum qualifications for municipal police officers;

3. enforcing professional standards for certification and decertification of police officers; and

4. developing standards for law enforcement units and granting accreditation to units that meet the standards.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

24

Nay

0

(03/21/2013)