(a)  Each individual employed by a sheriff's office or a district confinement facility as a detention officer holding probationary certification shall satisfactorily complete a commission‑accredited detention officer training course. The individual shall complete such course within one year from the date of his original appointment as a detention officer as determined by the date of the probationary certification. Any individual employed as a detention officer who does not comply with this Rule or other training provisions of this Chapter shall not be authorized to exercise the powers of a detention officer. If, however, an individual has enrolled in a commission‑accredited detention officer course that concludes later than the end of the individual's probationary period, the Commission may extend the probationary period for a period not to exceed six months.

(b)  Persons having completed a commission‑accredited detention officer training course and not having been duly appointed and certified as a detention officer within one year of completion of the course shall complete a subsequent commission‑accredited detention officer training course in its entirety and pass the State Comprehensive Examination within the 12 month probationary period as prescribed in 12 NCAC 10B .0602(a), 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 may accept the commission‑accredited detention officer 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‑accredited detention officer training program.


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

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; January 1, 1994;

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