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                                      FOREST SERVICE MANUAL
                                    NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (WO)
                                          WASHINGTON, DC



                             FSM 5300 – LAW ENFORCEMENT

 CHAPTER 5370 – SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, AND STANDARDS

Interim Directive No.: 5370-2012-1

Effective Date: March 27, 2012

Duration: This interim directive expires on September 27, 2013.

Approved: MARY WAGNER                                         Date Approved: 03/22/2012
          Associate Chief

Posting Instructions: Interim directives are numbered consecutively by title and calendar
year. Post by document at the end of the chapter. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of
this document. The last interim directive was 5370-2008-1 to FSM 5370.

New Document                      id_5370-2012-1                                        3 Pages

Superseded Document(s)            None
(Interim Directive Number
and Effective Date)

Digest:

5376.04b - Establishes timeframe granted for submission of official records for trainee
certification. Also, establishes protocol for requesting a waiver for Law Enforcement Officers
(LEO) to continue duties if records are not submitted within timeframe.

Also, changes “Director” to “Assistant Director” as recipient of official records to review for
certification.

5376.1 - Establishes the maximum timeframe granted to begin and complete the Field Training
and Evaluation Program.
WO INTERIM DIRECTIVE                                                                                  id_5370-2012-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/27/2012                                                                            Page 2 of 3
DURATION: This interim directive expires on 09/27/2013.

                               FSM 5300 - LAW ENFORCEMENT
            CHAPTER 5370 - SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, AND STANDARDS


                                                 Table of Contents


     5376.04b - Special Agents in Charge ..................................................................................... 3
   5376.1 - Field Training and Evaluation Program ....................................................................... 3
WO INTERIM DIRECTIVE                                                              id_5370-2012-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/27/2012                                                        Page 3 of 3
DURATION: This interim directive expires on 09/27/2013.

                               FSM 5300 - LAW ENFORCEMENT
            CHAPTER 5370 - SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, AND STANDARDS


5376.04b - Special Agents in Charge

It is the responsibility of the special agents in charge to:

         1. Ensure that all law enforcement trainees receive professional law enforcement career
         development.

         2. Establish a review panel and assign a field training officer to evaluate the ability and
         performance of law enforcement trainees.

         3. Submit requests for certification of trainees that have successfully completed the Field
         Training and Evaluation Program to the Assistant Director of Training, Development,
         and Standards by submitting all official training records within 90 days of completing the
         training program. If records are not received within this timeframe, a waiver request must
         be submitted to the Director for trainee to continue full duty status as a Law Enforcement
         Officer pending certification.

         4. Submit requests for waiver of the Field Training Evaluation Program to the Director,
         Law Enforcement and Investigations (LEI) if the established waiver criteria have been
         met (FSM 5376.11).

         5. Recommend law enforcement personnel to perform the duties of a field training
         officer to the Director, LEI upon meeting established training requirements.

         6. Initiate appropriate personnel action for law enforcement personnel failing to meet the
         field training requirements through the Director, LEI.

5376.1 - Field Training and Evaluation Program

The Field Training and Evaluation Program must commence after completion of the basic Land
Management Police Training Program conducted at the Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center (FSH 5309.11, sec. 72.16 and 72.42).

								
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