Honest question: are Court Officers going to become “certified” police officers?
They are mentioned briefly in the police reform bill as being called "law enforcement officers" as well as probation officers and prosecutors. But only in regards to A and B on someone under the age of 14 or under in custody or having sex with someone in custody. But in regards to being covered completely in the the police reform as a "certified" police officer then the answer is no. I can't see that changing anytime soon being that court officers are under the Judicial branch which is entirely separate from the Executive branch where most law enforcement agencies fall.Honest question: are Court Officers going to become "certified" police officers?
They are suppose to have a court Officer academy this month and have a posting for the ACO to backfill promotions. But as far as after that not one knows it depends when things get back to normal, and when jury cases resume which has a huge back log. There always yearly in service training that needs to be done and many officers have maxed out on vacation So one would assume there would be a need for more officers.Anyone hear anything about the next round of hiring? Are they waiting till after the exam that is supposedly happening in the spring? How has covid been on current court officers in house?
I know they are bringing on a class of ACOs shortly. I have heard a yes and no about another academy in June. I guess they would invite back the candidates that failed the pt test before the orientation since that last class had 80 invited but got down to 31. So if another class happens I would imagine it would be a small group.I heard rumor recently of a mass hiring for court officers for a June academy. I'm doubtful on this but still hopefully. I'm assuming they won't post for the position externally until the map our the next exam. 🤔
I guess management and nage are looking to resume contract negotiations this year, but still could take a year to get funding even after it passed. But since they are having an exam the pat test for compensation should be happening for current CO/ACO. It is an easy 500 bucks if you pass. Supposedly if will be done in one of the hangars at Westover this time instead the state Police academy gym.New test was announced for those interested. Top step is 85k and our contract expired a year ago.
did they manage to find an “independent“ agency to investigate? If so that’s going to be a very long investigation.I hear the independent investigator is going to go all the way back to the very first court officer Academy. If that's the case there's going to be a lot of things exposed.
When the probation scandal investigation came out in the trial court that took 6 months to complete. But that was huge, and quite complex. If they are focusing on just this one incident it shouldn’t be long. However, if they go back to the academies inception that’s a lot of records to sort through. Former recruits who got dismissed or resigned might need to be questioned and former staff.did they manage to find an “independent“ agency to investigate? If so that’s going to be a very long investigation.