(a) The commission believes that self-regulation by law enforcement agencies in disciplinary matters is highly important if public confidence in law enforcement is to be maintained.
(b) The commission itself is not a disciplinary body. It becomes involved with incidents of alleged police misconduct only in order to determine whether or not sanctions against an officer's certification should be applied.
Section 2. Mandatory Grounds for the Denial, Suspension or Revocation of Peace Officer, Detention Officer, Dispatcher, or Correctional Officer Certification.
(a) A conviction of a felony offense.
(b) A certified copy of an order from a court to withhold, suspend or otherwise restrict a certificate issued by the commission pursuant to W.S. 9-1-704 (k) or W.S. 9-1-7-10 (k).
Section 3. Other Grounds for the Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Peace Officer, Detention Officer, Dispatcher, or Correctional Officer Certification.
(a) Willful falsification of information to obtain or maintain certification;
(b) A physical or mental condition which substantially limits the person's ability to perform the essential duties of a peace officer, detention officer, dispatcher, or correctional officer and which poses a direct threat to the health and safety of the public or fellow officers;
(c) Addiction to or the unlawful use, possession or distribution of controlled substances or other drugs;
(d) Unauthorized use of or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages while on duty, the excessive use of alcoholic beverages, or a conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol;
(e) The commission of a criminal offense;
(f) Substantial failure to comply with the act or these rules;
(g) Other conduct or a pattern of conduct which tends to significantly undermine public confidence in the law enforcement profession, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discriminatory conduct and falsifying reports;
(h) Failure to meet the minimum standards for employment under Chapter 2 of these rules; or
(i) Failure to meet the minimum training requirements provided in these rules.