(1) For the purposes herein:
(a) "Reserve officer" includes any law enforcement officer who does not serve as a law enforcement officer of this state on a full-time basis, but who, when called by such agency into active service, is fully commissioned on the same basis as full-time officers to enforce the criminal laws of this state; and
(b) "Field assignment" includes any period of active service wherein the assigned officer is expected to take routine and/or special enforcement actions, independently or otherwise, in the same manner and capacity as a full-time officer with such assignment.
(2) For the purposes of the Washington Mutual Aid Peace Officers Powers Act, chapter 10.93
RCW, every individual who is commissioned as a specially commissioned reserve peace officer in this state will obtain a basic reserve certificate as a precondition of the exercise of authority pursuant to such act; provided that, any individual possessing a basic reserve certificate issued by the commission prior to January 1, 1989, will be deemed to have met this requirement.
(3) Upon approval of an applicant's eligibility to participate in the reserve process, the applicant's employing agency must submit to the commission all requested records, information and proof of background check as a precondition of participation within such process.
(4) Each applicant that has been offered a conditional offer of employment as a reserve officer must take and successfully pass a psychological and a polygraph test or similar assessment procedure, administered pursuant to RCW 43.101.105
(2)(a)(i) and (ii).
(5) A basic reserve certificate will be issued by the commission to any individual who successfully completes a basic course of instruction for reserve officers as prescribed and required by the commission.
(6) Requirements of subsection (5) of this section may be waived in whole or in part. A request for waiver must be made under WAC 139-03-030
. In reviewing such request, the commission will consider the following:
(a) An evaluation of an applicant's experience and training accomplishments;
(b) The fact that an individual is a regular full-time commissioned law enforcement officer who leaves full-time employment; or
(c) The fact that an officer has been certified in accordance with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, and thereafter has engaged in regular and commissioned law enforcement employment without break or interruption in excess of twelve months duration.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 05-20-029, § 139-05-810, filed 9/28/05, effective 10/29/05; 02-02-004, § 139-05-810, filed 12/20/01, effective 1/20/02; 00-17-017, § 139-05-810, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 88-20-022 (Order 20), § 139-05-810, filed 9/28/88.]