Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1978 NO. 6 > Mar 6 1978

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission does not presently possess the legal authority to administer qualifying examinations to all persons seeking appointment or employment to positions in law enforcement within the various local communities of the state.

AGLO 1978 NO. 18 > Jun 1 1978

(1) Indian tribal police officers do not constitute "law enforcement personnel" for the purposes of chapter 43.101 RCW so as to require the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission to provide them with open access to its basic law enforcement training programs without charge unless they have also been cross-commissioned or deputized as city police officers or deputy county sheriffs.

(2) The Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission may, however, in its discretion enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement under chapter 39.34 RCW with a federally-recognized Indian tribe to provide law enforcement training to tribal police personnel.