(a) The commission shall establish, by December 31, 1997, and in consultation with representatives of law enforcement organizations, a voluntary professional certification program for law enforcement records supervisors who have primary responsibility for providing records supervising services for local law enforcement agencies. The certificate or certificates shall be based upon standards related to the education, training, and experience of law enforcement records supervisors and shall serve to foster professionalism and recognition of achievement and competency.
(b) As used in this section, "primary responsibility" refers to the performance of law enforcement records supervising duties for a minimum of 50 percent of the time worked within a pay period.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 591, Sec. 1.)