“(13) Devise and adopt a plan to provide for the use of weapons by probation and parole officers participating in the Operation Safe Streets program. The plan shall require such officers, after successfully completing a psychological evaluation and a course of instruction in weapons training and safety, to carry a firearm while at work in the field. Said course of training shall meet or exceed the standards established by the Council on Police Training.”
Section 2. This Act shall apply retroactively and be deemed effective as of July 30, 2001.