Alternate Route Final Certification:
Early in March 2015, law enforcement agencies were asked by the county prosecutors to check personnel and training records to verify that individuals who attended the Basic Course for Police Officers as Alternate Route (A/R) trainees did in fact complete agency training subsequent to appointment, and thereafter received final PTC certification as evidenced by a PTC certificate.
If a PTC certificate cannot be located in the agency files, the agency CEO should ask the employee and/or the police academy where the employee was trained for a copy of the certificate.
If the PTC certificate cannot be located by the agency, the academy, or the individual officer, and final A/R certification is questionable, the agency CEO may contact PTC staff via email at email@example.com to request a record search. Such requests must include the officer’s name, last four digits of the officer’s social security number, and the name of the police academy where the officer completed A/R training. Please note that a record search is limited to A/R final certification only. PTC staff cannot provide a certification record search, and/or duplicate certificates for all officers employed by the agency.
Requests for extensions of Alternate Route certification eligibility will only be considered by the commissioners if received in the PTC staff office before June 1, 2015. If an extension is approved, any supplemental training required by the commissioners must be completed within one year from the date the extension was approved.
After June 1, 2015, extensions of Alternate Route certification eligibility will not be granted in situations where employers previously failed to complete and submit the required paperwork in a timely manner. Alternate Route trainees who did not complete agency training and finalize BCPO certification within three years after successfully completing the academy portion of the training must be retrained, and will be required to complete the entire BCPO.