12 ncac 10b .0713          ADMISSION OF TRAINEES

(a)  The school director shall not admit any individual as a trainee in any commission-certified basic training course who is not a citizen of the United States.

(b)  The school shall not admit any individual younger than 21 years of age as a trainee in the Detention Officer Certification Course and shall not admit any individual younger than 18 years of age as a trainee in the Telecommunicator Certification Course without the prior written approval of the Director of the Standards Division. The Director shall approve those individuals who will turn 21 years of age prior to the end of the Detention Officer Certification Course and, those individuals who will turn 18 years of age prior to the end of the Telecommunicator Certification Course.

(c)  The school shall not admit any individual who has not provided documentation that he or she meets the educational requirement set out in 12 NCAC 10B .0302.

(d)  The school shall give priority admission in commission-certified basic training courses to individuals holding full-time employment with criminal justice agencies.

(e)  The school shall administer the reading component of a standardized test that reports a grade level for each trainee participating in either the Telecommunicator or Detention Officer Certification Course. The specific test instrument shall be determined by the school director and shall be administered within the first week of the Course. The grade level results for each trainee shall be submitted to the Commission on each trainee's Report of Student Course Completion.

(f)  The school shall not admit any individual as a trainee in a presentation of the Detention Officer Certification Course or the Telecommunicator Certification Course unless the individual has provided to the School Director a Medical Examination Report Form (F-2) and the Medical History Statement Form (F-1) in compliance with 12 NCAC 10B .0304. The Medical Examination Report Form (F-2) and the Medical History Statement Form (F-1) required by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission shall be recognized by the Commission for the purpose of complying with this Rule.

(g)  The school shall not admit any individual trainee in commission-certified basic training courses unless the individual has provided the School Director a certified criminal record check for local and state records where the trainee has resided within the past 10 years and where the trainee attended high school. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check shall satisfy this requirement. If an individual trainee has received a probationary certificate from the Commission at the time of enrollment, this records check requirement shall be waived.

(h)  The school shall not admit any individual as a trainee in commission-certified basic training courses who has been convicted of the following:

(1)           a felony;

(2)           a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years;

(3)           a crime or unlawful act defined as a "Class B Misdemeanor" within the five year period prior to the date of appointment;

(4)           four or more crimes or unlawful acts as defined as "Class B Misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction;

(5)           four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as "Class A Misdemeanors" except the trainee may be enrolled if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of enrollment; or

(6)           a combination of four or more "Class A Misdemeanors" or "Class B Misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction.

(i)  Individuals charged with crimes specified in this Paragraph that were dismissed or the person was found not guilty may be admitted into the commission-certified basic training courses, but completion will not ensure that certification as a justice officer through the Commission will be issued. Every individual who is admitted as a trainee in a presentation of the Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training Course shall notify the School Director of all criminal offenses that the trainee is arrested for, charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to, or is found guilty of, and shall notify the School Director of all Domestic Violence Orders (G.S. 50B) and Civil No Contact Orders (50C) that are issued by a judicial official that provide an opportunity for both parties to be present, including all criminal offenses except minor traffic offenses. A minor traffic offense is defined for purposes of this Paragraph as any offense under G.S. 20 or similar laws of other jurisdictions except those Chapter 20 offenses published in the Class B Misdemeanor Manual. Other traffic offenses under laws of other jurisdictions that shall be reported to the School Director include driving while impaired if the maximum allowable punishment is for a term of more than six months but not more than two years and driving while license permanently revoked or permanently suspended. The notifications required under this Paragraph shall be in writing and shall specify the nature of the offense, the court in which the case was handled, the date of the arrest or criminal charge, the date of issuance of the Domestic Violence Order (G.S 50B) or Civil No Contact Order (G.S. 50C), and the final disposition and the date thereof. The notifications required under this Paragraph shall be received by the School Director within 30 days of the date the case was disposed of in court. The requirements of this Paragraph shall apply at all times during which the trainee is enrolled in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. The requirements of this Paragraph shall be in addition to the notifications required under 12 NCAC 10B .0301 and 12 NCAC 09B .0101(8).

 

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

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2018; January 1, 2013; January 1, 2007; January 1, 2005.