23-3-45. Exemption of officers already serving. Law enforcement officers, elected or appointed, who are already serving on July 1, 1970, shall not be required to meet any requirement of §§ 23-3-41 and 23-3-42 as a condition of tenure or continued employment. The Legislature finds, and it is hereby declared to be the policy of §§ 23-3-26 to 23-3-47, inclusive, that such law enforcement officers have satisfied such requirements by their experience.
Source: SL 1970, ch 145, § 5 (a).