CHAPTER 617

SENATE BILL NO. 782

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER VIII, CHAPTER 65, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MANDATORY TRAINING OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend Subchapter VIII, Chapter 65, Title 11, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to be designated as §6565 which shall read as follows:

"§6565. Mandatory Training of Correctional Officers; Exceptions; Appropriations.

(a) All Correctional Officers of the Department shall be required to complete a basic training program as a condition of employment or continued employment.

(b) All Correctional Officers shall be required to complete advanced annual training after having completed the basic training program.

(c) The Department shall be responsible for administering the mandatory basic and advanced training programs for all Correctional Officers with responsibility and authority to obtain professional assistance from other sources to accomplish the purposes and objectives of the program.

(d) There will be no exceptions granted to any Correctional Officer employed by the Department from the training provisions established by this Section.

() The General Assembly shall appropriate each year tothe Department of Correction such funds as are necessary for the purpose of carrying out this Section."

Approved July 22, 1976