H547: Use Law Enf. Decert Index. Latest Version



AN ACT to establish a requirement for the north carolina criminal justice education and training STANDARDS COMMISSION and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to utilize the National Decertification Index maintained by the international ASSOCIATION of DIRECTORS of law ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING in the certification process for certified personnel.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 17C‑6(a) reads as rewritten:

(a)      In addition to powers conferred upon the Commission elsewhere in this Article, the Commission shall have the following powers, which shall be enforceable through its rules and regulations, certification procedures, or the provisions of G.S. 17C‑10:



(21)      Search the National Decertification Index (NDI) maintained by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) using the name of every applicant for certification or applicant for lateral transfer, and any other personal identifying information necessary to complete the search, and shall utilize any record of conviction of a criminal offense received as a result of the search during the application and lateral transfer process to determine if the applicant has any record that would disqualify the applicant for certification.

SECTION 2.  G.S. 17E‑4(a) reads as rewritten:

(a)      The Commission shall have the following powers, duties, and responsibilities, which are enforceable through its rules and regulations, certification procedures, or the provisions of G.S. 17E‑8 and G.S. 17E‑9:



(17)      Search the National Decertification Index (NDI) maintained by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) using the name of every applicant for certification or applicant for lateral transfer, and any other personal identifying information necessary to complete the search, and shall utilize any record of conviction of a criminal offense received as a result of the search during the application and lateral transfer process to determine if the applicant has any record that would disqualify the applicant for certification.

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SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective October 1, 2021, and applies to applications for certification submitted on or after that date.