Chapter 2.42


2.42.010    Recitals and findings.

2.42.020    Police corps authorized.

2.42.030    Civil service integration.

2.42.010 Recitals and findings.

The city council finds that:

A. The United States adopted the Police Corps Act, Title XX, Subtitle A of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; 42 U.S.C. §§ 14091 et seq., to:

1. Address violent crime by increasing the number of police with advanced education and training on community patrol; and

2. Provide educational assistance to law enforcement personnel and to students who possess a sincere interest in public service in the form of law enforcement.

B. The state of Washington sponsors, through the Criminal Justice Training Commission, the Police Corps Program, a description of which is attached to the ordinance codified in this chapter as Appendix 1.

C. The city endorses the Police Corps Program and seeks to participate in the program through sponsorship of qualified candidates. (Ord. 812 § 1, 2000)

2.42.020 Police corps authorized.

The city council authorizes city participation in the Washington Police Corps Program, subject to the terms and conditions thereof. The mayor is authorized to enter into contracts necessary for the implementation of the Police Corps Program and sponsorship of police corps candidates. (Ord. 812 § 2, 2000)

2.42.030 Civil service integration.

Candidates for the Police Corps Program sponsored by the city:

A. Shall be reviewed and approved by the civil service commission and chief of police prior to sponsorship;

B. Shall be subject to all requirements of employment qualification, including, but not limited to, background testing, polygraph, and other evaluations (collectively, “testing”) prior to sponsorship and following completion of the program;

C. Shall be employed as a probationary employee of the city upon graduation from the Police Corps Program, certification by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission, and successful completion of all testing, subject to 42 U.S.C. § 14096 and regulations applicable to all law enforcement officers of the city. (Ord. 812 § 3, 2000)