• Peace officers required to be certified by the Commission prior to appointment.

  • Grandfather exemption was given for those appointed and active on this date.

  • A temporary certification allowed an agency to appoint a person and send them to training within a one-year period following the date of appointment.

  • School certification established (academies).

  • Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) created as 140 hours minimum with 1 year allowed for training.

  • Field services division created.

  • Minimum standards for employment set, including high school diploma or GED.

  • Rule prohibited peace officer from being employed if convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) with 10 years or ever convicted of a felony.