The Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Compliance Section is responsible for auditing all of Kentucky’s law enforcement and 911 dispatch centers, with the lone exception of the Kentucky State Police. The audits are planned, and agencies will be notified in advance of a pending audit. Agencies are audited every three years on a rotating basis. The goals of the audits are:
To ensure agencies are paying the correct amount of Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF) stipend
Make sure officers/dispatchers are receiving proper overtime pay
Ensure agencies have up-to-date training records. Those records include:
Documentation of mandatory training requirements, including domestic violence training every two years
Peace officers’ 40 hours annual in-service training requirements
Telecommunicators 8 hours annual in-service training requirements
Certified Court Security Officers’ 40 hours in-service training every two years
The Compliance Section also verifies each agency has the appropriate number of sexual assault investigators. According to KRS 15.334, the number is determined by the size of the agency.
An agency with 10 or fewer officers are not required to have a trained sexual assault investigator
Agencies with 11-21 officers are required to have one sexual assault investigator
Agencies with 21-51 officers are required to have two sexual assault investigators
Agencies whose roster is greater than 51 must have four sexual assault investigators
OTHER DUTIES OF THE COMPLIANCE SECTION:
Audits and inspects all incoming recruits/trainees files before attending basic training (peace officers, court security officers and public safety dispatchers). Compiles the required documents/testing results listed on the appropriate checklists and maintain them in they file for inspection.
Investigates all complaints of law enforcement officers who may be in violation of POPS.
Monitors and investigates Kentucky’s Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons program.
WHAT TO PROVIDE DOCJT INVESTIGATORS AT THE TIME OF AN AUDIT:
An updated agency personnel roster
Payroll records for individuals receiving KLEFPF
Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Forms
APPLYING FOR AN EXTENSION:
The Compliance Section completes an end of year review of its database to make sure training is up-to-date. In the event an agency has a discrepancy in training, a six-month extension can be requested by contacting the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC).