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23-3-42Qualifications prescribed for law enforcement officers.

In addition to the requirements of § 23-3-41, the commission, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, shall fix other qualifications for the employment and training of appointed law enforcement officers, including minimum age, education, physical and mental standards, citizenship, good moral character, experience, and such other matters as relate to the competence and reliability of persons to assume and discharge the various responsibilities of law enforcement officers. The commission shall also prescribe the means for presenting evidence of fulfillment of these requirements. Notwithstanding §§ 23A-27-14 and 23A-27-17, any person seeking certification as a law enforcement officer who has received an order pursuant to § 23A-27-13 may have his or her application refused. Notwithstanding §§ 26-7A-105 and 26-7A-106, any person seeking certification as a law enforcement officer who has received an adjudication or disposition pursuant to chapter 26-7A or 26-8C may have his or her application refused if the adjudication or disposition was for a crime which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime under chapter 22-42 that is punishable as a felony, a sex crime as defined in § 22-24B-1, or a crime of violence as defined in subdivision 22-1-2(9).

Source: SL 1970, ch 145, § 5 (c); SL 1992, ch 169, § 3; SL 2004, ch 159, § 1.

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