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§ 17C‑3.  North CarolinaCriminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission established;members; terms; vacancies.

(a)        There isestablished the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and TrainingStandards Commission, hereinafter called "the Commission." TheCommission shall be composed of 33 members as follows:

(1)        Police Chiefs. – Threepolice chiefs selected by the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Policeand one police chief appointed by the Governor.

(2)        Police Officers. – Threepolice officials appointed by the North Carolina Police Executives Associationand two criminal justice officers certified by the Commission as selected bythe North Carolina Law‑Enforcement Officers' Association.

(3)        Departments. – TheAttorney General of the State of North Carolina; the Secretary of Crime Controland Public Safety; the Secretary of Correction; the President of the NorthCarolina Community Colleges System; the Secretary of Juvenile Justice andDelinquency Prevention.

(3a)      Repealed by Session Laws2001‑440, s. 1.2, effective June 30, 2001.

(4)        At‑largeGroups. – One individual representing and appointed by each of the followingorganizations: one mayor selected by the League of Municipalities; one law‑enforcementtraining officer selected by the North Carolina Law‑Enforcement TrainingOfficers' Association; one criminal justice professional selected by the NorthCarolina Criminal Justice Association; one sworn law‑enforcement officerselected by the North State Law‑Enforcement Officers' Association; onemember selected by the North Carolina Law‑Enforcement Women'sAssociation; and one District Attorney selected by the North CarolinaAssociation of District Attorneys.

(5)        Citizens and Others.– The President of The University of North Carolina; the Dean of the School ofGovernment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and twocitizens, one of whom shall be selected by the Governor and one of whom shallbe selected by the Attorney General. The General Assembly shall appoint fourpersons, two upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives and two upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore ofthe Senate. Appointments by the General Assembly shall be made in accordancewith G.S. 120‑122. Appointments by the General Assembly shall be for two‑yearterms to conclude on June 30th in odd‑numbered years.

(6)        CorrectionalOfficers. – Four correctional officers in management positions employed by theDepartment of Correction shall be appointed, two from the Division of CommunityCorrections upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives and two from the Division of Prisons upon the recommendation ofthe President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Appointments by the General Assemblyshall be made in accordance with G.S. 120‑122. Appointments by theGeneral Assembly shall serve two‑year terms to conclude on June 30th inodd‑numbered years. The Governor shall appoint one correctional officeremployed by the Department of Correction and assigned to the Office of StaffDevelopment and Training. The Governor's appointment shall serve a three‑yearterm.

(b)        The members shallbe appointed for staggered terms. The initial appointments shall be made priorto September 1, 1983, and the appointees shall hold office until July 1 of theyear in which their respective terms expire and until their successors areappointed and qualified as provided hereafter:

For the terms of one year: onemember from subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, serving as a policechief; three members from subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section,one serving as a police official, and two criminal justice officers; one memberfrom subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of this section, appointed by the NorthCarolina Law‑Enforcement Training Officers' Association; and two membersfrom subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of this section, one appointed by theGovernor and one appointed by the Attorney General.

For the terms of two years:one member from subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, serving as apolice chief; one member from subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of thissection, serving as a police official; and two members from subdivision (4) ofsubsection (a) of this section, one appointed by the League of Municipalitiesand one appointed by the North Carolina Association of District Attorneys.

For the terms of three years:two members from subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, one policechief appointed by the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police and onepolice chief appointed by the Governor; one member from subdivision (2) ofsubsection (a) of this section, serving as a police official; and three membersfrom subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of this section, one appointed by theNorth Carolina Law‑Enforcement Women's Association, one appointed by theNorth Carolina Criminal Justice Association, and one appointed by the NorthState Law‑Enforcement Officers' Association.

Thereafter, as the term ofeach member expires, his successor shall be appointed for a term of threeyears. Notwithstanding the appointments for a term of years, each member shallserve at the will of the appointing authority.

The Attorney General, theSecretary of Crime Control and Public Safety, the Secretary of Correction, thePresident of The University of North Carolina, the Dean of the School ofGovernment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the President ofthe North Carolina Community Colleges System, and the Secretary of JuvenileJustice and Delinquency Prevention shall be continuing members of theCommission during their tenure. These members of the Commission shall serve exofficio and shall perform their duties on the Commission in addition to theother duties of their offices. The ex officio members may elect to servepersonally at any or all meetings of the Commission or may designate, inwriting, one member of their respective office, department, university oragency to represent and vote for them on the Commission at all meetings the exofficio members are unable to attend.

Vacancies in the Commissionoccurring for any reason shall be filled, for the unexpired term, by theauthority making the original appointment of the person causing the vacancy. Avacancy may be created by removal of a Commission member by majority vote ofthe Commission for misconduct, incompetence, or neglect of duty. A Commissionmember may be removed only pursuant to a hearing, after notice, at which themember subject to removal has an opportunity to be heard. (1971, c. 963, s. 3; 1977, c.70, ss. 29, 30; 1979, c. 763, s. 1; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1191, s. 31;1983, c. 558, s. 3; c. 618, ss. 1, 2; c. 807, ss. 1, 2; 1987, c. 282, s. 4;1989, c. 757, s. 2; 1995, c. 490, s. 15; 1997‑443, s. 11A.118(a); 1998‑202,s. 4(c); 2000‑137, s. 4(d); 2000‑140, s. 38.1(a); 2001‑487,s. 5; 2001‑490, s. 1.2; 2006‑264, ss. 29(c), 29(d).)