500 KAR 4:020. Training: qualifications; application.


      RELATES TO: KRS 15.550

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 15.590

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation prescribes qualifications for attending telecommunicator law enforcement courses at certified schools and forms to be used and procedures to be followed in applying for admission to such courses.


      Section 1. Admission Qualifications. All applicants for training shall meet the statutory qualifications for law enforcement telecommunicator as set forth in KRS 15.540 prior to admission to training.


      Section 2. Application for Basic Training. (1) Each applicant for a law enforcement telecommunicator basic training course at a certified or recognized school shall submit a completed KLEC Form, "Application for Training," to the school no less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the course. In addition, a "Training Application Supplement" (required only for first-time class attendance if employed after July 15, 1985) shall be filed with the school which shall contain data showing compliance with KRS 15.540 and attested thereto. These forms are incorporated herein by reference as if set out in their entirety and may be obtained from the Department of Criminal Justice Training, Justice Cabinet, Kit Carson Drive, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. This application shall contain, but not be limited to, data showing compliance with qualification requirements as set forth in KRS 15.540 and attested thereto with appropriate penalty.

      (2) Applicants to recognized schools shall first comply with 500 KAR 4:070, Section 2.

      (3) Failure to submit the forms in the prescribed manner or within the prescribed time shall be justification for denying admission to the course. The director of the school or his designee, if he deems it justified by unusual circumstances, may waive the thirty (30) day admission requirement and admit an applicant on shorter notice.


      Section 3. Waiver of Training Requirements - Certificate. All radio dispatchers who have served continuously for one (1) year immediately prior to July 15, 1986, shall be waived from basic training requirements. Such persons shall be awarded a law enforcement telecommunicator certificate by filing an application with the Department of Criminal Justice Training at Room 107, Stratton Building, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Applications may be obtained at the same address. The application for waiver is incorporated herein by reference as if set out in its entirety.


      Section 4. Falsification of Application. Knowing or willful falsification of an application to a course shall be justification for denying admission to the course. (13 Ky.R. 1808; eff. 7-2-87.)