(a)  The Division shall issue a General Certification to any person as either a deputy sheriff, a detention officer, or telecommunicator who has previously served as an elected or appointed sheriff, if the person:

(1)           applies to the Commission within one year of ceasing to serve as an elected or appointed sheriff; and

(2)           has served as an elected or appointed sheriff for a minimum of eight years; and

(3)           left the office of sheriff in good standing.

(b)  In order for an officer to be certified under this Rule .0407, there must be:

(1)           compliance with the Report of Appointment form requirement of Rule .0403 of this Section;

(2)           submitted to the Division, a copy of the Oath of Office for applicants requesting certification as a deputy sheriff; and

(3)           submitted to the Division verification that the applicant meets the requirement of this Rule .0407(a)(2).


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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff.  January 1, 1996;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1998.