(1) If the director denies, sanctions, suspends, or revokes an officer's POST certification pursuant to ARM 23.13.703(9) and the officer receives a notice of agency action, then the officer has the right to request a formal contested case proceeding under MAPA, to include a hearing, pursuant to 44-4-403(3), MCA.
(a) The proceedings and hearing can only be initiated by a request from the officer whose certificate was denied, sanctioned, suspended, or revoked, or the officer's attorney, and not by any other person or entity.
(b) To request a hearing, the officer must follow the instructions contained in the "notice of agency action" and notify the appropriate individual or the director that the officer requests a hearing within 30 days of the date of the notice of agency action.
(c) Failure to notify and request a hearing within 30 days of the date of the notice of agency action will constitute a waiver of the right to a hearing.
(2) Any public safety officer or employing authority aggrieved by a decision of the director, other than a decision by the director to deny, sanction, suspend, or revoke a certificate, that is not a final decision following a contested case hearing, as provided in 2-4-623, MCA, may request the denial be placed on the agenda for consideration by the council at the council's next regularly scheduled meeting.