(a)  Any company police agency contemplating the commissioning of an applicant as a company police officer shall, prior to employment, complete a background investigation on such applicant.  The investigation shall examine the applicant's character traits and habits relevant to performance as a company police officer and shall determine whether the applicant is of good moral character as referred to in G.S. 17C‑10(c).  The investigation shall be submitted to the Company Police Administrator utilizing the Commission-approved Form F-8 (Summary of Background Investigation).

(b)  Prior to the investigation, the applicant shall complete a Personal History Statement (Form F-3) to provide a basis for the investigation.

(c)  The Department Head shall conduct the applicant's background investigation.  The Department Head shall document the results of the investigation and shall include in the report of investigation:

(1)           biographical data;

(2)           family data;

(3)           scholastic data;

(4)           employment data;

(5)           interviews with the applicant's references; and

(6)           a summary of the Department Head's findings and conclusions regarding the applicant's moral character as referred to in G.S. 17C‑10(c).

(d)  The agency may use the method of documenting the results of the background investigation it deems most appropriate to its needs.  However, the company police program's "Summary of Background Investigation" form shall be used as a guide for minimum information collected and recorded by the investigator.

(e)  In the event that an individual applying for commission as a company police officer is the Department Head, he shall not conduct his own background investigation.  The investigation must be performed by a city or county agency in the county where the company police agency has residency, or contract with a private investigator.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74E‑4;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. January 5, 1978;

Amended Eff. August 2, 1993; November 1, 1984;

Recodified from 12 NCAC 2I .0204 Eff. August 2, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 4, 2016.