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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 417

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 84, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO POLICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 8401, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting sub-paragraphs (4), (5) and (7) in their entirety and redesignating sub-paragraphs (6) as (4) and (8) as (5).

Section 2. Amend Section 8404, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting sub-section (a)(6) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(6) Establish minimum educational and training qualifications for

seasonal employment as a police officer."

Section 3. Amend Section 8404, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting sub-section (a)(15)a in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) The police officer is employed on a seasonal basis; and

Section 4. Amend Section 8404, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting sub-section (a)(16) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(16) Establish an approved training program for seasonal police

officers which shall be required prior to active police duty, and, in addition, if the officer is to be armed that the police officer be certified in the use of firearms at an approved police training school."

Section 5. Amend Section 8405, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting sub-section (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) Except as provided in sub-section (d) of this section, every

municipality or other governmental unit of this State employing or intending to employ police officers shall require their attendance at an approved school. Every such municipality or other governmental unit or the University of Delaware shall require that no person be given or accept an appointment as a police officer unless such person has successfully completed the required police training and education course at an approved school."

Section 6. Amend Section 8406, Chapter 84, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting Section 8406 in its entirety.

Section 7. This Act shall become effective one year from the date of its enactment into law.

Approved July 8, 1992.