(a)  The Lidar Operator Training Course for law enforcement officers shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to proficiently perform the function of a law enforcement lidar operator.  This course shall be for a period not to exceed four consecutive weeks.

(b)  Only employed or appointed personnel of a law enforcement agency shall be enrolled in the Lidar Operator Training Course.  Such a trainee shall not be certified as a lidar operator until the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course has been successfully completed and probationary or general law enforcement certification has been granted.  Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and federal law enforcement personnel, including armed forces personnel, shall be allowed to participate in lidar operator training courses on a space available basis at the discretion of the school director without having enrolled in or having successfully completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course and without being currently certified in a probationary status or holding general law enforcement certification.  The Lidar Operator Training Course required for lidar operator certification shall include the topic areas and number of hours as outlined in the Lidar Operator Training Course. To qualify for lidar operator certification, an applicant shall meet the requirements as outlined in the Lidar Operator Training Course and meet the requirements of 12 NCAC 09B .0408 and .0409.

(c)  The "Lidar Operator Training Course" as published by the North Carolina Justice Academy shall be applied as basic curriculum for the Lidar Operator Training Course for lidar operators as administered by the Commission.  Copies of this publication may be inspected at the office of the agency:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

114 West Edenton Street

Old Education Building

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

and may be obtained at cost from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Box 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385


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

Eff. May 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2007.