12 NCAC 09E .0107          FAILURE TO QUALIFY: ANNUAL IN-SERVICE FIREARMS TRAINING

(a)  Where an officer is employed with an agency that establishes a higher standard for annual in-service firearms training than those specified in this Subchapter and the officer has failed to meet the requirements of the employing agency as of December 31 of each calendar year, such officer shall meet the requirements of this Rule and the higher standard of the employing agency for continued employment.  Prior to transfer to another agency, the officer shall meet the requirements of this Rule and the requirements of the subsequent agency, if the subsequent agency requires a higher standard for annual in-service firearms training than those required in 12 NCAC 09E .0105(1) and .0106.

(b)  Upon notification that an officer has failed to meet the requirements for in-service firearms training and qualification as specified in 12 NCAC 09E .0106(a) of this Subchapter, the law enforcement officer's certification shall be suspended.

(c)  The suspended officer shall be granted limited enrollment in a presentation of the "Basic Law Enforcement Training" course to complete the firearms training topic.

(d)  Such enrollment and successful completion must occur within the 12 month period following suspension of law enforcement officer certification.

(e)  Failure to enroll and successfully complete the firearms training topic in a "Basic Law Enforcement Training" course within the prescribed 12 month period shall subject the officer to training evaluation as specified in 12 NCAC 09B .0403.

(f)  No officer suspended under Paragraph (b) of this Rule may work as a certified law enforcement officer until:

(1)           the department head or designated representative forwards to the Commission documentary evidence verifying that the officer has successfully completed the firearms training topic during a limited enrollment in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course within the 12 month period following suspension of law enforcement officer certification, and has successfully qualified with a duty weapon as required in 12 NCAC 09E .0106(a) and (b).

 (2)          the department head or designated representative and the officer receive from the Commission documentation that the Commission has terminated the suspension and reissued law enforcement certification to the suspended officer.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-6; 17C-10;

Eff. July 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2005; August 1, 2000; March 1, 1992; March 1, 1990.