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Office of Law Enforcement Standards

The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST) was created in 1975 for the purpose of establishing minimum selection and training standards for admission to employment as a law enforcement officer in Arkansas. All applicants for law enforcement positions must meet the requirements established by CLEST and complete CLEST approved training to obtain their certification. The commission is comprised of a director and ten members representing law enforcement, education, and the general public that meet quarterly to review training and certification matters. The Office of Law Enforcement Standards oversees employment, training, and certification requirements established by the CLEST.

Commission on Law Enforcement
Standards & Training Standards Division

#4 State Police Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 682-2260
Fax: (501) 682-1582

Subchapters

Subchapter 1 Commission and Advisory Board on Standards and Training

12-9-101 | Legislative Determinations
12-9-102 | Definitions
12-9-103 | Commission Created -- Members -- Meetings -- Director
12-9-104 | Commission's Powers Generally
12-9-105 | Employees
12-9-106 | Selection and Training Requirements -- Exceptions
12-9-107 | Training Programs
12-9-108 | Failure to Meet Qualifications -- Effect -- Exemptions
12-9-109 | Legal Counsel
12-9-110 | Training of civilians to file parking violations and traffic accident reports
12-9-111 | Uniforms
12-9-112 | County Sheriff as Law Enforcement Officer
12-9-113 | Domestic Violence Training
12-9-114 | Training Concerning Sexual Assaults
12-9-115 | Training for Constables
12-9-116 | Persons with Disabilities Training

 

Subchapter 2 Law Enforcement Training Academy

12-9-201 | Establishment
12-9-202 | Location of Academy
12-9-203 | Acceptance of gifts, grants, etc. -- Disposition
12-9-204 | Academy instructors -- Law enforcement powers
12-9-205 | Approval of applications
12-9-206 | Expenses furnished by academy -- Exceptions
12-9-207 | Unopposed candidates for county sheriff
12-9-208 | State Capitol Police -- Training course
12-9-209 | Counties, cities, etc. -- Reimbursement for training costs
12-9-210 | Designated law enforcement agencies
12-9-211 | Private college or university law enforcement officers

Subchapter 3 Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officers

12-9-301 | Definitions
12-9-302 | Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training -- Powers and duties
12-9-303 | Authority of officers
12-9-304 | Appointment and training requirements
12-9-305 | Failure to meet standards -- Actions by private citizens
12-9-306 | Number restricted
12-9-307 | Benefits
12-9-308 | Liability of law enforcement agency and political subdivision

Subchapter 4 Radar Instructors and Operators

12-9-401 | Definitions
12-9-402 | Powers and duties of the commission
12-9-403 | Appointment and training
12-9-404 | Failure to meet standards

Subchapter 6 Law Enforcement Officer Employment, Appointment, or Separation

12-9-601 | Definitions
12-9-602 | Notice of employment, appointment, or separation--Responce by the law enforcement officer--Duty of commission
12-9-603 | Certification review

Other Type

4-75-714 | Enforcement Agents
12-12-1404 | Training
12-15-201 | Definitions
12-15-202 | Eligibility to carry concealed handgun
14-15-308 | Training and instruction
16-10-1004 | Court security officers
19-6-822 | Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Beneficiary Fund
25-17-304 | Appointment and removal of institutional law enforcement officers

Regulations

1000 | Objectives
1001 | Definitions
1002 | Minimum Standards for Employment or Appointment
1003 | Probationary Period
1004 | College Education Credits
1005 | Minimum Standards for Training
1006 | Extension of Time Limit for Course Completion
1007 | Examinations
1008 | Waiver for Equivalent Training-Reciprocity
1009 | Personnel Action Reports
1010 | Certification of Law Enforcement Officers
1011 | Certification of Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officers
1012 | Certification of Part-Time Officer I and Part-Time Officer II
1013 | Certification of Specialized Police Personnel
1014 | Certification of Field Training Officers
1015 | Certification of Radar Operators & Instructors
1016 | Certification of Instructors
1017 | Certification of Schools or Courses
1018 | Curriculum
1019 | Training Records
1020 | Code of Ethics
1021 | Director
1022 | Miscellaneous Activities of the Commission
1023 | Commission Publications
1024 | Right to Amend
1025 | Retired Officer's Right to Carry Weapon
1026 | Arkansas State Standard for Firearms Training and Qualification
1027 | Certification of Civil Traffic Wardens
1028 | Certification of Law Enforcement Canines
1029 | Decertification of Law Enforcement Canines
1030 | Certification of Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official
1031 | Decertification of Law Enforcement Canine Certifying Official
1032 | Retired Officer Elected as Constable
1033 | Marijuana Leaf Field Test Technician
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Specifications

*S-1 | Citizenship and Age Verification
*S-2 | Fingerprint Record Check
*S-3 | The Background Investigation
*S-4 | High School Education
*S-5 | Physical Examination
*S-6 | Personal Interview
*S-7 | Psychological Examination
*S-8 | College Education Credits
*S-9 | The Basic Police Training Course
S-10 | The Supervisory Course
S-11 | The Middle Management Course
S-12 | The Executive Course
S-13 | The Refresher Course
S-14 | The Specialized Courses
S-15 | Certification of Law Enforcement Officers
S-16 | Certification of Instructors
S-17 | Certification of Police Traffic Radar Operators and Instructors
S-18 | Certification of Schools or Courses
S-19 | Certification of Field Training Officers
S-20 | Certification of Specialized Police Personnel
S-21 | The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
S-22 | Certification of Marijuana Leaf Field Test Technician
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* Copies of the documents used for verification will be retained by the employing agency and must be available for examination at any reasonable time by representatives of the Commission.

Forms

F-1 | Initial Employment Report
F-2 | Medical Examination Report
F-2a | Medical History Questionnaire
F-2b | Confirmation of Psychological Evaluation
F-3 | Personal History Statement
F-4 | Personnel Change-In-Status Report
F-4a | Personnel Separation Notice
F-5 | Application for Certification of a Course
F-6 | Notice of Course Completion
F-7 | Application for Award of Law Enforcement Officer Certificate
F-7a | Application for Award of Police Chief Certificate
F-8 | Application for Award of Law Enforcement Instructor Certificate
F-10 | Education and Training Record
F-11 | Qualifications Appraisal Guide
F-12 | Application for Award of Field Training Officer Certificate
F-18 | Attendance Roster
F-18d | Telecommunications Attendance Roster

trainingClasses

Arkansas Commission On Law Enforcement Standards & Training
P.O. Box 3106
East Camden, AR 71711
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