Program Authorization: R.S. 40:1375; R.S. 42:1264; Act 19 of 1988
The mission of the Administrative Program is to promote and enhance the training of local, state, federal and international law enforcement officers by providing a forum for programs of training and education designed to improve technical, supervisory, managerial, professional, and other skills and expertise.
The goals of the Administrative Program are:
1. Provide a comprehensive basic training program that adheres to and surpasses the requirements for Police Officer's Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for State Police and Basic Police Cadets.
2. Update and maintain a complete in-service recertification training program for all commissioned Louisiana State Police personnel and other federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel.
3. Provide specialized training and advances courses required by law enforcement officers at any level of experience.
4. Provide continuous training and logistical support to the State Police Transportation and Environmental Section (TESS), the U.S. Department of Sate Anti-Terrorist Assistance Program (ATAP), and the Emergency Response Training Facility at Holden.
The Administrative Program consists of the following activities (organizationally expressed as sections): Administrative, Operations, and Applied Technology.
The Administrative Section is responsible for the coordination of the agency's budget, legislative and agency planning, and coordinating all training and logistical needs of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services, other state, federal, and local agencies utilizing the State Police Academy. The Administrative Section supervises physical maintenance of the State Police Academy, the Walker Shooting Range, and the Emergency Response Training Facility at Holden; coordinates professional services contracts, employee training and development, vendor payments, preparation of fiscal reports, and all purchases for the State Police Academy. In addition, The Administrative Section maintains all training and recertification records for the Louisiana State Police that are required by law and other training records from professional training programs outside the State Police Academy.
The Operations Section is responsible for training needs and requests; training and recertification for all required topics of the Office of State Police; coordination of instructors, training materials, classrooms, equipment, and all other materials and needs to conduct a State Police Cadet Academy, in-service training, professional development courses, professional training courses, and other specialized training required to enable the Louisiana State Police to accomplish their mission.
The Applied Technology Section supervises, developments, and implements all training, certification and recertification of state, local, and federal personnel in the use of the Intoxilizer and field sobriety testing. In addition, the Applied Technology Section performs maintenance and certification of intoxilizers throughout the state and maintains records regarding training and certification of personnel and equipment.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will conduct one Louisiana State Police Cadet class.
1 A 100% graduation rate of cadets while desirable is seldom obtained due to the rigorous academic and physical standards of the Academy and various personal reasons for resignation from the Academy.
2 A 97-cadet class started in January 1998. Another cadet class with approximately 30 cadets will start in June 1998.
2. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will conduct 40 in-service recertification courses for all required Louisiana State Police topics.
1 These recertification topics include, but are not limited to, breath analysis, firearms, first aid, defensive tactics, officer survival, radar and driver recertification.
3. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will conduct a minimum of 165 police development courses.
1 These advanced and highly specialized courses enhance the overall professionalism of the Louisiana State Police, leading to more efficient use of existing manpower. These courses are offered to LSP and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded from self-generated revenue and federal funds. Self-generated revenue is derived by charging various agencies (including State Police) for use of the academy. The federal funds are from the United States Department of State for anti-terrorism training.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 95.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 93.2% of the total request ($9,257,038) for this program. The deceased funding is primarily due to the removal of nonrecurring carryforwards and acquisitions.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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