12 NCAC 09D .0202         GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a)  The officer shall presently hold general criminal justice officer certification. A person serving under a probationary certification is not eligible for consideration. An officer subject to suspension or revocation proceedings or under investigation for possible decertification action by the Commission, the Company and Campus Police Program, or the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission shall not be eligible for professional awards for the pendency of the proceeding.

(b)  The officer shall hold general certification with the Commission in the category of state youth services officer.

(c)  The officer shall be a permanent, paid member of a criminal justice agency within the State.

(d)  Permanent, paid employees of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice, who have successfully completed a Commission-accredited criminal justice officer basic training program and have previously held general certification as specified in 12 NCAC 09B .0116 and 12 NCAC 09B .0117, but are presently, by virtue of promotion or transfer, serving in positions not subject to certification are eligible to participate in the professional certificate program. Eligibility for this exception requires continuous employment with the Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice from the date of promotion or transfer from a certified position to the date of application for a professional certificate.

(e)  Each semester hour of college credit shall equal one point and each quarter hour shall equal two-thirds of a point;

(f)  Twenty classroom hours of Commission-approved criminal justice training shall equal one point;

(g)  Only experience as a permanent, paid member of a criminal justice agency or the equivalent experience as determined by the Commission shall be acceptable of consideration.

(c)  Separate sub-programs will be administered as follows: The Youth Services Certificate is appropriate for permanent, paid state youth services officers employed by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-6;

Eff. August 15, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2012; August 1, 2002; December 1, 1987; May 1, 1986; July 1, 1982;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019.