My first issues are with the Audit Checklist-
1. What are 'Written performance scores'?
How do we document them?
Molly B. - There are no written performance scores. This is an error that was carried over from the original instructor packet. The ISP agreed there is no written performance testing score and the live-fire qualification can be designated as pass/fail rather than a score. This is indicated in the official rules and regulations posted in the admin code on the JCAR website: http://www.ilga.gov/...310B00300R.html
2. Live Fire scores for each portion and overall score?
I thought Pass/Fail was all that was required.
Molly B. - see above
3. 'Copy of training certificate'
Are we now supposed to keep a copy of the certificates we issue, after being signed by the student and instructor?
Molly B. - No, the ISP is recommending instructors do this but it is not required. Instructors are to keep a copy of prior training certificates or CCLs, if you are giving credit for prior training.
4. Documenting proof of prior law enforcement training?
What is acceptable as proof?
When did it start being acceptable as 8 hours of credit?
What about those who have received their 40 hours of training but have not been hired yet?
Molly B. - Acceptable proof is a copy of their training certificate. This applies to former law enforcement and corrections officers. Currently employed are exempt from training.
(j) The Department and certified firearms instructors shall recognize up to 8 hours of training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement under this Section if the training course is approved by the Department and was completed in connection with the applicant's previous employment as a law enforcement or corrections officer. Any remaining hours that the applicant completes must at least cover the classroom subject matter of paragraph (4) of subsection ( b] of this Section, and the range qualification in subsection © of this Section. A former law enforcement or corrections officer seeking credit under this subsection (j) shall provide evidence that he or she separated from employment in good standing from each law enforcement agency where he or she was employed. An applicant who was discharged from a law enforcement agency for misconduct or disciplinary reasons is not eligible for credit under this subsection (j).
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 98-600, eff. 12-6-13.)
5. Military training
What about those currently serving who do not have a DD214?
Can we use a copy current leave and earning statement?
This shows that they are currently active.
Molly B. - Neither the Statute nor the administrative code specify this.For active duty members currently serving, I recommend instructors ask the member to retrieve the “Status Report Pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act” available at this link:
This form is retrieved directly from the DoD Manpower Data Center. Alternatively, they can record the DoD Identification number. Instructors MUST NOT copy or scan the military identification card, however. That is illegal. Former military members should use the DD214 as proof of service and discharge status.
Edited by Molly B., 04 May 2018 - 08:21 PM.