As a condition to the continued employment of any person as a full-time corrections officer by a municipality, a county,
the State or any other nonfederal employer, that person must successfully complete, within the first 12 months of employment,
a basic training course of not less than 80 hours as approved by the board. Thereafter, as a condition of continued employment
as a full-time corrections officer, the officer must satisfactorily maintain the basic certification. The board, under extenuating
and emergency circumstances in individual cases, may extend the 12-month period for not more than 90 days. The board, in
individual cases, may waive basic training requirements when the facts indicate that an equivalent course has been successfully
completed in another state or federal jurisdiction within the 2 years immediately preceding employment. This section applies
to any person employed as a full-time corrections officer on or after July 6, 1978. Administrators of facilities where there
are corrections officers who are not full-time are encouraged to develop an orientation program for those persons. A full-time
correctional trade instructor hired after January 1, 2002 must meet the training requirements established under this subsection
for full-time corrections officers.
2001, c. 386, §6 (AMD)
1989, c. 521, §§5,17 (NEW).
1993, c. 551, §3 (AMD).
1997, c. 14, §1 (AMD).
2001, c. 386, §6 (AMD).
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