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CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS
Updated October 16, 2015
Title 12 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
Subtitle 04 POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION
Chapter 01 General Regulations
Police Officer Annual In-Service Training and Qualification.
A. Police Officer Annual In-Service Training Requirements.
(1) An agency head shall ensure that a certified police officer at or below the rank of first-line supervisor completes a minimum of 18 hours of Commission-approved in-service training each calendar year.
(2) The Commission shall only accept successful completion of Commission-approved training toward a police officer's annual in-service training requirements.
(3) For annual in-service training, the Commission may approve independent electronic instruction through which information on an identified topic is provided to a police officer through the officer's interaction with an electronic medium, and without the immediate supervision or assistance of an individual identified as the training instructor.
(4) Commission-approved police officer in-service training may be conducted according to Commission requirements by the police officer's law enforcement agency, another law enforcement agency, school, academy, or organization.
(5) The Commission does not require a Commission-certified police officer to meet the inservice training requirement under this regulation during the same calendar year the police officer successfully completes Commission-approved police officer entrance-level training.
(6) The Commission may apply training received by a police officer successfully completing Commission-approved supervisor, administrator, or instructor training toward the police officer's annual in-service requirement in the same calendar year that the police officer successfully completed the Commission-approved supervisor, administrator, or instructor training.
(7) Beginning in the year 2004 and every third year thereafter, police officer annual in-service training curriculum and minimum courses of study shall include special training in, attention to, and study of the application and enforcement of:
(a) The criminal laws concerning rape, sexual offenses, the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, and related evidentiary procedures;
(b) The contact with and treatment of victims of crimes and delinquent acts;
(c) The notices, services, support, and rights available to victims and victim's representatives under Maryland law; and
(d) The notification of victims of identity fraud and related crimes of their rights under federal law.
(8) No later than December 31, 2013, a police officer required to complete annual in-service training under this regulation shall successfully complete Commission-approved autism awareness training if the police officer has not previously successfully completed autism awareness training as part of a Commission-approved entrance-level training program.
(9) No later than December 31, 2016, and within every 2 years after that date, a police officer required to complete annual in-service training under this regulation shall successfully complete a Commission-approved training program on lifesaving techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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