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2:01:06:17. Basic requirement for continuing education of officers. Beginning July 1, 2006, to maintain a basic certification, a law enforcement officer must complete 40 hours of training in a two-year period in the following areas:
(1) Annual firearms requalification to include completion of a certified shooting course with a passing score of at least 75 percent;
(2) Continuing education to include completion of courses sponsored by law enforcement training or courses approved and documented by the law enforcement officer's agency in subject areas listed in § 2:01:06:05;
(3) At least two hours of training in crisis intervention or mental illness.
These hours will be calculated biennially during even-numbered calendar years. A written report containing the name of the law enforcement officer, signed by the agency head or designee, certifying that the officer has successfully completed the continuing educational requirements and firearms requalification, must be submitted by the employing agency to the executive secretary no later than January 25th of the year following an even-numbered year. An agency shall maintain training records and make them available for inspection by the commission, through the Office of Law Enforcement Training.
Source: 32 SDR 225, effective June 26, 2006; 35 SDR 171, effective December 30, 2008; 42 SDR 101, effective January 12, 2016.
General Authority: SDCL 23-3-35(1)(3), 23-3-42.
Law Implemented: SDCL 23-3-26, 23-3-42.
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