Each police basic or review training program conducted or administered by the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council established under Section 7-294b, or a municipal police department in the state shall include training on gang-related violence.
The Police Officer Standards and Training Council established under Section 7-294b shall provide training to security personnel employed in the public schools by a local or regional board of education. Such training shall include drug detection and gang identification.
The director of the [police] academy, subject to the approval of the council, shall promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 17A, giving due consideration to varying factors and special requirements of law enforcement agencies relative to the following:
The Commission on Standards and Training shall prepare and publish mandatory training standards to provide instructions for police officers in identifying, responding to, and reporting all incidents of criminal gang activity as defined in § 11-61-3. The Commission shall include the training in all curricula for recruits and in-service trainees, in all police academies operating or certified by the commission.
(a) The department shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the United States Department of Justice or other appropriate federal department or agency to provide any person in this state who enters information into or retrieves information from an intelligence database described by this chapter with training regarding the operating principles described by 28 C.F.R. Part 23, as those principles relate to an intelligence database established or maintained under this chapter.
(b) A person in this state who enters information into or retrieves information from an intelligence database described by this chapter shall complete continuing education training on the material described by Subsection (a) at least once for each continuous two-year period the person has primary responsibility for performing a function described by this subsection.
(c) The department shall adopt the rules necessary to implement this article.
The department shall develop and provide specialized training for parole officers supervising releasees previously identified by the department as being members of prison gangs, criminal street gangs, or security threat groups.
The sheriff or chief of police implementing this part shall ensure that all officers charged with enforcing this part successfully complete appropriate training on identification of gang members and criminal street gangs.