(A) Any court officers is required to complete a basic school. Such training is not required if:
(1) The person has successfully completed a firearms training program approved by the executive director at the time the training was conducted prior to employment as a court officer and can show documentation of being currently re-qualified with their authorized duty weapon; or,
(2) Unless prior to June 6, 1986, the bailiff or deputy bailiff was authorized to carry a firearm by that court of record and has received training in the use of firearms that the executive director determines is equivalent to the firearms training that is required by rule 109:2-5-04 of the Administrative Code; or,
(3) Holds a commission certificate of completion for a peace officer basic school.
(B) Statement of purpose.
(1) It shall be clearly understood that the basic course described is designed as an absolute minimum. The commander is encouraged to exceed this minimum course wherever possible.
(2) Nothing in this chapter shall limit or be construed as limiting the authority of a commander, the court officer's employer , or appointing judge to enact rules and regulations which establish a higher standard of training above the minimum required by the rules of this chapter.
(C) Local topics.
Instruction in topics such as court rules and regulations, local ordinances, personnel policies and procedures may be given entirely upon local initiative. No portion of the instructional time devoted to this training or other non-commission required topics shall be credited against the hours of instruction required under rule 109:2-5-04 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/3/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 04/11/1987, 07/07/2002, 04/24/2008, 02/03/2011