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The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST) Deputy Director Standards Division is responsible for overseeing the certification and training requirements for law

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Supervises a small technical and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees and performs audits of law enforcement agencies, to verify personnel file contents, to ensure that officers are in compliance with certification and training requirements. Updates and maintains the Executive Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training Rules and Regulations Manual to ensure that certification and training standards are current. Maintains files and periodically reviews and evaluates law enforcement officers’ files for certification purposes, to determine level of certification for which they qualify based upon education and training. Reviews and monitors training courses presented throughout the state of Arkansas and verifies certification requirements for instructors of such courses. Presents expert testimony in courts of law concerning law enforcement officer qualifications and compliance as stated in ACA 12-9-101 et al. Drafts responses to legal questions concerning law enforcement certification under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides technical assistance to law enforcement officials concerning certification by answering questions and responding to surveys or questionnaires. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of criminal law, the criminal justice system, and law enforcement standards. Knowledge of law enforcement techniques including: investigations, interrogation, apprehension and arrest, and related subjects. Knowledge of techniques involved in training program development, principles and practices of organizational management. Ability to evaluate law enforcement training courses for adequacy. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply provisions of laws, rules, or regulations to specific cases. Ability to inspect records for accuracy/compliance and prepare detailed written reports and documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or related field; plus four years of experience in Law Enforcement or a related area, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Certified or able to be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission as established by ACA 12-9-204. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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