2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3311.17. Technology center schools – Law enforcement courses and training – CLEET approval.

A. Any state-supported technology center school in the State of Oklahoma operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education or any higher education institution in this state shall be authorized to, upon application and approval of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), offer courses of study for law enforcement certification, basic peace officer certification academies and other law-enforcement-related training for individuals who are neither commissioned nor appointed by a law enforcement agency. CLEET shall vote to approve or deny an application to offer courses or training offered pursuant to this section. Notice of denial of application shall include a clear and concise statement for which the denial is based. CLEET may authorize up to two new entities each year to offer courses or training. Courses and training offered by authorized entities shall consist of actual classroom training at each entity location. All non-classroom training shall be provided at the CLEET training facility, unless approved otherwise by CLEET.

B. Any courses or training offered pursuant to this section shall meet minimum standards established for peace officers as set forth in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes and meet all applicable eligibility requirements for students to receive benefits pursuant to any of the federal G.I. bills. All participants in any courses or training offered pursuant to this section shall be required to submit all background investigation requirements as set forth in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

C. Any state-supported technology center school in the State of Oklahoma operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education or any higher education institution in this state shall be authorized to set and administer their own rates for tuition and fees for courses or training offered pursuant to this section.

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any materials and records provided by CLEET to any institution of higher education or state-supported technology center school conducting a basic law enforcement training shall remain the property of CLEET and retain confidential status and shall not be released except under the conditions contained in Section 24A.8 of Title 51 of the Oklahoma Statutes. In addition, any materials and records provided by any institution of higher education or state-supported technology center school conducting basic law enforcement training to CLEET shall be subject to these same limitations on release. Such materials and records include, but are not limited to, all records maintained pursuant to Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes and records relating to any employed or certified full-time officer, reserve officer, retired officer or other person; teacher lesson plans, tests and other teaching materials; and personal communications concerning individual students except under the circumstances set forth in Section 24A.8 of Title 51 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Added by Laws 2018, c. 254, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2018.

NOTE: Editorially renumbered from § 3311.16 of this title to avoid duplication in numbering.

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