(a)  The Commission shall waive a deputy sheriff's completion of the Commission-certified law enforcement training course upon receiving documentary evidence from the employing agency that the deputy has satisfactorily completed equivalent training. All such deputies, however, shall serve a one year period of probation.

(b)  Training received in states with laws governing or regulating law enforcement training shall, if subject to such review, have been approved or certified by the appropriate agency of the state in which the training was received.

(c)  The Commission shall prescribe as a condition of certification, supplementary or remedial training deemed necessary to equate previous training with current standards.

(d)  The Commission may require satisfactory performance on a written examination as proof of equivalent training; however, such examination is in addition to the required equivalent training and not in lieu of said training.

(e)  In considering whether a deputy sheriff's prior service in a sworn law enforcement position is creditable service, the individual must have been duly appointed and certified or licensed in a sworn law enforcement position as defined in 12 NCAC 10B .0103(17).


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

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006;

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