12 NCAC 09A .0206          SUMMARY SUSPENSIONS

(a)  The Commission, by and through the Probable Cause Committee, may summarily suspend the certification of a criminal justice officer or instructor before the commencement of proceedings for suspension or revocation of the certification if the public health, safety, or welfare requires action pursuant to G.S. 150B-3. The Commission has determined that the following conditions specifically affect the public health, safety, or welfare and therefore it, by and through the Probable Cause Committee, may summarily suspend a certification if:

(1)           the person has committed or been convicted of a violation of the criminal code that would require a permanent revocation or denial of certification;

(2)           the certified officer fails to satisfactorily complete the in‑service training requirements as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09E; or

(3)           the certified officer has produced a positive result on a urinalysis test, conducted in accordance with 12 NCAC 09B .0101(5).

(b)  For the purpose of considering a summary suspension of certification, the Probable Cause Committee shall meet only upon notice given by mail, telephone, or other means not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

(c)  A summary suspension shall be effective on the date specified in the order of summary suspension or upon service of the certified copy of the order at the last known address of the person, whichever is later. The summary suspension shall remain effective during the proceedings.

(d)  The Director, upon receipt of information showing the existence of a basis for summary suspension provided for in Subparagraph (a)(1), (2), or (3) of this Rule, shall coordinate the meeting described in Paragraph (b) of this Rule. All affected persons shall be notified, that the person may submit any pertinent matters to the Probable Cause Committee for its consideration before the Committee acts on the summary suspension issue. No person shall be allowed more than 48 hours to submit information to the Probable Cause Committee.

(e)  Upon oral notification by the Director that the certification of an officer or instructor is being summarily suspended by written order, the Department Head of the Criminal Justice Agency or the executive officer of the institution shall ensure that the officer or instructor does not perform duties requiring certification by the Commission.

(f)  The Commission, by and through the Director, upon determining that a Commission-certified Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor has conducted a concealed carry handgun training course as mandated by G.S. 14-415(a)(4) that is not in compliance with 12 NCAC 09F .0102 and negatively affects the public safety and welfare shall do the following until such time as the training course has been brought into compliance or reported to the Probable Cause Committee for action:

(1)           summarily suspend the Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor certification, prohibiting him or her from delivering concealed carry handgun training until the Director determines the training program is brought into compliance with 12 NCAC 09F .0102 and 12 NCAC 09F .0105 of this Chapter; and

(2)           inform the instructor that he or she may appeal the Director's suspension by requesting, in writing, a formal hearing before the Probable Couse Committee at the next scheduled Commission meeting.

(g)  The Commission, by and through the Director, upon determining that a criminal justice officer who was issued a waiver of the requirements of 12 NCAC 09C .0306 has not met those requirements within 60 days of being awarded general certification by the Commission, shall summarily suspend the officer's certification until the officer meets the requirements of 12 NCAC 09C .0306.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6; 17C‑10; 150B‑3;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2017; February 1, 2016; December 1, 2007; March 1, 2004; July 1, 1990; July 1, 1989; October 1, 1985; August 15, 1981.