12 NCAC 10B .0204          SUSPENSION: REVOCATION: OR DENIAL OF CERTIFICATION

(a)  The Commission shall revoke or deny the certification of a justice officer when the Commission finds that the applicant for certification or the certified officer has committed or been convicted of:

(1)           a felony; or

(2)           a crime for which the authorized punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years.

(b)  The Commission shall revoke, deny, or suspend the certification of a justice officer when the Commission finds that the applicant for certification or the certified officer:

(1)           has not enrolled in and satisfactorily completed the required basic training course in its entirety within a one year time period as specified by the rules in this Subchapter;

(2)           fails to meet or maintain any of the employment or certification standards required by 12 NCAC 10B .0300;

(3)           fails to satisfactorily complete the in-service training requirements as presented in 12 NCAC 10B .2000 and .2100 or 12 NCAC 09E .0100;

(4)           has refused to submit to the drug screen as required by the rules in this Chapter or the rules of the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or has refused to submit to an in-service drug screen pursuant to the guidelines set forth in the Drug Screening Implementation Guide as required by the employing agency through which the officer is certified;

(5)           has produced a positive result on any drug screen reported to the Commission as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0410 or reported to any commission, agency, or board established to certify, pursuant to said commission, agency, or boards' standards, a person as a justice officer, a corrections officer as defined in 12 NCAC 09G .0102 or a criminal justice officer as defined in 12 NCAC 09A .0103(6), unless the positive result is due to a medically indicated cause.

(c)  The Commission may revoke, deny, or suspend the certification of a justice officer when the Commission finds that the applicant for certification or certified justice officer:

(1)           has knowingly made a material misrepresentation of any information required for certification or accreditation from the Commission or the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  This Subparagraph also applies to obtaining or attempting to obtain in-service firearms requalification as required by 12 NCAC 10B .2000 and .2100;

(2)           has knowingly and designedly by any means of false pretense, deception, fraud, misrepresentation or cheating whatsoever, obtained or attempted to obtain credit, training or certification from the Commission or the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  This Subparagraph also applies to obtaining or attempting to obtain in-service firearms requalification as required by 12 NCAC 10B .2000 and .2100;

(3)           has knowingly and designedly by any means of false pretense, deception, fraud, misrepresentation or cheating whatsoever, aided another in obtaining or attempting to obtain credit, training, or certification from the Commission or the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  This Subparagraph also applies to obtaining or attempting to obtain in‑service firearms requalification as required by 12 NCAC 10B .2000 and .2100;

(4)           has been removed from office by decree of the Superior Court in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 128‑16 or has been removed from office by sentence of the court in accord with the provisions of G.S. 14‑230; or

(5)           has been denied certification or had such certification suspended or revoked by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards  Commission, or a similar North Carolina, out-of-state or federal approving, certifying or licensing agency.

(d)  The Commission may revoke, suspend or deny the certification of a justice officer when the Commission finds that the applicant for certification or the certified officer has committed or been convicted of:

(1)           a crime or unlawful act defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(b) as a Class B misdemeanor and which occurred after the date of appointment; 

(2)           a crime or unlawful act defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(b) as a Class B misdemeanor within the five‑year period prior to the date of appointment;

(3)           four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(b) as Class B misdemeanors regardless of the date of commission or conviction;

(4)           an accumulation of four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(a) as a Class A misdemeanor, regardless of the date of commission or conviction except the applicant shall be certified if the last conviction or commission occurred more than two years prior to the date of appointment; or

(5)           any combination of four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(a) as a Class A misdemeanor or defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(10)(b) as a Class B misdemeanor regardless of the date of commission or conviction.

(e)  Without limiting the application of G.S. 17E, a person who has had his certification suspended or revoked shall not exercise the authority or perform the duties of a justice officer during the period of suspension or revocation.

(f)  Without limiting the application of G.S. 17E, a person who has been denied certification revoked shall not be employed or appointed as a justice officer or exercise the authority or perform the duties of a justice officer.

(g)  If the Commission does revoke, suspend, or deny the certification of a justice officer pursuant to this Rule, the period of such sanction shall be as set out in 12 NCAC 10B .0205.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑7;

Eff. January 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1990;

Recodified from 12 NCAC 10B .0204 Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1991; January 1, 1991;

Recodified from 12 NCAC 10B .0207 Eff. January 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; January 1, 2008; January 1, 2007; January 1, 2006; March 1, 2005; January 1, 2005; August 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1995; January 1, 1994; January 1, 1993.