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75-7b21. Trainers, firearm handling and use of force; certification; qualifications; fee; renewal. (a) The attorney general shall certify persons who are qualified to train private detectives in the handling of firearms and the lawful use of force.

(b) In order to be certified as a trainer under this section, an applicant shall:

(1) Be 21 or more years of age;

(2) have a minimum of one-year supervisory experience with a private detective agency, a private patrol operator, a proprietary investigative or security organization or any federal, United States military, state, county or city law enforcement agency;

(3) be personally qualified to train private detectives in the handling of firearms and the lawful use of force; and

(4) not have been convicted of a felony or, within 10 years immediately prior to the date of application, been convicted of a misdemeanor. If the applicant is not licensed as a private detective, the applicant shall submit two classifiable sets of the applicant's fingerprints one of which shall be submitted to the federal bureau of investigation for a fingerprint check for any criminal history of the applicant.

(c) Persons wishing to become certified trainers shall make application to the attorney general on a form prescribed by the attorney general. Applications for a firearm training certificate shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount fixed by the attorney general pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7b22, and amendments thereto. The application shall contain a statement of the plan of operation for the training offered by the applicant and the materials and aids to be used and any other information required by the attorney general.

(d) A certificate shall be granted to a trainer if the attorney general finds that the applicant:

(1) Meets the requirements of subsection (b);

(2) is a person of good character and reputation;

(3) has sufficient knowledge of private detective business, firearms training and the lawful use of force to be a suitable person to train private detectives in the handling of firearms and the lawful use of force;

(4) has supplied all required information to the attorney general; and

(5) has paid the required fee.

(e) The certificate issued pursuant to this section shall expire on December 31 of the year following the year when issued except that, on and after July 1, 2004, a certificate issued pursuant to this section shall expire two years from the date of issuance. A certificate may be renewed on a biennial basis upon application and payment of a fee in an amount fixed by the attorney general pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7b22, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1981, ch. 326, § 12; L. 1998, ch. 183, § 13; L. 2004, ch. 139, § 5; July 1.


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