12 NCAC 09G .0206         MORAL CHARACTER

Every person employed as a correctional officer or probation/parole officer by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice shall demonstrate good moral character as evidenced by the following:

(1)           not having been convicted of a felony;

(2)           not having been convicted of a misdemeanor as defined in 12 NCAC 09G .0102(10) for three years or the completion of any corrections supervision imposed by the courts, whichever is later;

(3)           not having been convicted of an offense that, under 18 U.S.C. 922, incorporated by reference with subsequent amendments and editions (found at no cost at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title18-partl-chap44-sec922.pdf), would prohibit the possession of a firearm or ammunition;

(4)           having submitted to and produced a negative result on a drug test within 60 days of employment or any in-service drug screening required by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice that meets the certification standards of the Department of Health and Human Services for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. A list of certified drug testing labs that meet this requirement may be obtained, at no cost, at http://workplace.samhsa.gov/DrugTesting/Level_1_Pages/CertifiedLabs.html;

(5)           submitting to a background investigation consisting of the following:

(a)           verification of age;

(b)           verification of education; and

(c)           criminal history check of local, state, and national files;

(6)           being truthful in providing information to the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and to the Standards Division for the purpose of obtaining probationary or general certification;

(7)           not having pending or outstanding felony charges that, if convicted of such charges, would disqualify the applicant from holding such certification, pursuant to G.S. 17C-13; and

(8)           not engage in any conduct that brings into question the truthfulness or credibility of the officer, or involves "moral turpitude." "Moral Turpitude" is conduct that is contrary to justice, honesty, or morality, including conduct as defined in: re Willis, 299 N.C. 1, 215 S.E. 2d 771 appeal dismissed 423 U.S. 976 (1975); in re State v. Harris, 216 N.C. 746, 6 S.E. 2d 854 (1940); in re Legg, 325 N.C. 658, 386 S.E. 2d 174(1989); in re Applicants for License, 143 N.C. 1, 55 S.E. 635 (1906); in re Dillingham, 188 N.C. 162, 124 S.E. 130 (1924); State v. Benbow, 309 N.C. 538, 308 S.E. 2d 647 (1983); and later court decisions that cite these as authority.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2017; April 1, 2017; January 1, 2015; June 1, 2012; April 1, 2009; August 1, 2004.