12 NCAC 10B .0205          PERIOD OF SUSPENSION: REVOCATION: OR DENIAL

When the Commission suspends, revokes, or denies the certification of a justice officer, the period of sanction shall be:

(1)           permanent where the cause of sanction is:

(a)           commission or conviction of a felony;

(b)           commission or conviction of a crime for which authorized punishment included imprisonment for more than two years; or

(c)           the second revocation, suspension, or denial of an officer's certification for any of the causes requiring a five-year period of revocation, suspension, or denial as set out in Item (2) of this Rule.

(2)           not less than five years where the cause of sanction is:

(a)           commission or conviction of offenses as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0204(d)(1);

(b)           material misrepresentation of any information required for certification or accreditation from the Commission or the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission;

(c)           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;

(d)           knowingly and designedly by any means of false pretense, deception, fraud, misrepresentation or cheating whatsoever, aiding 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 Sub-Item also applies to obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for in-service training as required by 12 NCAC 10B .1700, .1800, .2000, or.2100;

(e)           failure to make either of the notifications as required by 12 NCAC 10B .0301(a)(7);

(f)            removal from office under the provisions of G.S. 128-16 or the provisions of G.S. 14-230; or

(g)           a positive result on a drug screen, or a refusal to submit to drug testing 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.

The Commission may either reduce or suspend the periods of sanction under this Item or substitute a period of probation in lieu of revocation, suspension or denial following an administrative hearing. This authority to reduce or suspend the period of sanction may be utilized by the Commission when extenuating circumstances brought out at the administrative hearing warrant such a reduction or suspension.

(3)           for an indefinite period, but continuing so long as the stated deficiency, infraction, or impairment continues to exist, where the cause of sanction is:

(a)           failure to meet or satisfy relevant basic training requirements;

(b)           failure to meet or maintain the minimum standards of employment or certification;

(c)           failure to meet or satisfy the in-service training requirements as prescribed in 12 NCAC 10B .2000 or .2100 or 12 NCAC 09E .0100;

(d)           commission or conviction of offenses as specified in 12 NCAC 10B .0204(d)(2), (3), (4) and (5); or

(e)           denial, suspension, or revocation of certification pursuant to 12 NCAC 10B .0204(c)(5).

The Commission may either reduce or suspend the periods of sanction where revocation, denial or suspension of certification is based upon the Subparagraphs set out in 12 NCAC 10B .0204(d) or substitute a period of probation in lieu of revocation, suspension or denial following an administrative hearing. This authority to reduce or suspend the period of sanction may be utilized by the Commission when extenuating circumstances brought out at the administrative hearing warrant such a reduction or suspension.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E-4; 17E-7;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Recodified from 12 NCAC 10B .0208 Eff. January 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; January 1, 2009; January 1, 2008; January 1, 2007; January 1, 2006; March 1, 2005; January 1, 1995; January 1, 1994; January 1, 1993; January 1, 1992.