Training Exemption for Law Enforcement Officers (Watch)

Training Exemption for Law Enforcement Officers (Watch)

CS/HB 333 (Burgess) and CS/CS/SB 470 (Stargel) create an exemption from law enforcement basic recruit training for certain members of special operations forces who are seeking employment at a law enforcement agency. The bills specify that a person seeking the training exemption must have served for a minimum of five years in the special operations forces and completed a special operations forces training course. The bills direct the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to adopt rules that establish criteria and procedures to determine if the applicant is exempt from the basic training requirements. (Cook)