CHAPTER 331

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 314

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COUNCIL ON POLICE TRAINING.

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

Section 1. Amend §8401, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new numbered paragraph thereto as follows:

“(6) ‘Articulation agreement’ means a written agreement for the transfer of academic credit.”

Section 2. Amend §8404(a), Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new numbered paragraph thereto as follows:

“(17) Authorize articulation agreements between an approved school and an accredited institution of higher education located in the State of Delaware for the provision of police officer training prescribed under this chapter.”

Section 3. Amend §8404(a), Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new numbered paragraph thereto as follows:

“(18) Establish the criteria to afford reciprocity to police officers certified in other states by an agency like the Council or by the federal government by waiving some or all of the minimum education and training qualifications for police officers under this Chapter if they have satisfied substantially equivalent education and training.”

Section 4. Amend §8404(a)(4)e., Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by deleting the existing language in its entirety, and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“Has received a hearing pursuant to the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights, or who has knowingly and voluntarily waived his or her right to such a hearing and: (i) has been discharged from employment with a law enforcement agency for a breach of internal discipline; or (ii) has retired or resigned prior to the entry of findings of fact concerning an alleged breach of internal discipline for which the individual could have been legitimately discharged had the individual not retired from or resigned his or her position prior to the imposition of discipline by the employing agency.”

Approved July 6, 2004