New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 6 - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Chapter 12 - PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY
Part 12 - ARMED PUBLIC SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL
Section 6.12.12.9 - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS OF SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL

Universal Citation: 6 NM Admin Code 6.12.12.9

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

Each local school board and governing body of a charter school shall establish policies and procedures addressing pre-employment and continuing employment requirements for school security personnel. Policies and procedures shall include the following:

A. requirement of proof that the former law enforcement officer was certified and commissioned for no less than three years and left law enforcement in good standing;

B. successful completion of a 16-hour program of training, approved by the department in collaboration with the New Mexico public school insurance authority, for working with students with special needs, prior to employment as school security personnel;

C. successful completion of a four-hour program of training, approved by the department in collaboration with the New Mexico public school insurance authority, on cultural competency and prohibited profiling practices, prior to employment as school security personnel; and

D. proof of current firearms training and successful firearms qualification provided by a certified use-of-force instructor through a local law enforcement agency, or through a New Mexico law enforcement academy certified firearms instructor approved by a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the school district or charter school is located. Firearms training shall include the following:

(1) an initial use-of-force training program of eight hours, prior to employment as school security personnel, including the following topics:
(a) resistance;

(b) confrontational dynamics;

(c) deadly force (when it is justifiable);

(d) communication;

(e) self-control, fear, and anger management in the use of force;

(f) consequences of unreasonable force;

(g) vicarious liability;

(h) legality of use of force in school setting by school security personnel;

(i) documenting use of force;

(j) search and seizure; and

(k) other topics as recommended by the local law enforcement agency, school district, or charter school;

(2) an initial firearms training program of 16 hours prior to employment as school security personnel;

(3) prior to employment as school security personnel and annually thereafter, a qualification shoot requiring qualifying scores that meet or exceed the New Mexico law enforcement academy standard scores in daytime qualification shoot and night or low light qualification shoot; and

(4) an annual firearms manipulation training program of four hours.

E. a background check indicating the individual has not been convicted of a crime or engaged in behavior that violates prohibitions against ethical misconduct pursuant to the New Mexico School Personnel Act, Section 22-10A-5 NMSA 1978, as ethical misconduct; or Subsection A of 6.12.12.8 NMAC; and

F. any other conditions required by law, department rule, or school district or charter school policy.

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