(a)  Each deputy sheriff holding temporary or probationary certification shall satisfactorily complete a commission-certified basic training course. The deputy shall complete such course within one year from the date of his/her Oath of Office. Any deputy sheriff who does not comply with this Rule or other training provisions of this Chapter shall not be authorized to exercise the powers of a deputy sheriff and shall not be authorized to exercise the power of arrest. If, however, an officer has enrolled in a commission-certified basic law enforcement training program that concludes later than the end of the officer's probationary period, the Commission shall extend the probationary period for a period not to exceed 12 months.

(b)  Persons having completed a commission-certified basic law enforcement training program and not having been duly appointed and certified in a sworn law enforcement position as defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(17) within one year of completion of the basic law enforcement training course shall complete a subsequent commission-certified basic recruit training program in its entirety and successfully pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as prescribed in 12 NCAC 10B .0402, unless the Director determines that a delay in applying for certification was due to simple negligence on the part of the applicant or employing agency, in which case the Director shall accept a commission-certified basic training program which is over one year old. Such extension of the one year period shall not exceed 30 days from the expiration date of a commission-certified basic training program.


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

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1994; January 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.