2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:6-4.12 - Educational institution reimbursement.

18A:6-4.12 Educational institution reimbursement.

2. a. If a person who was appointed as a police officer of an educational institution pursuant to P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.2 et seq.) resigns and is subsequently appointed as a police officer for another educational institution or for a county or municipal law enforcement agency, a State law enforcement agency or the New Jersey Transit Police Department pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1989, c.291 (C.27:25-15.1) within 120 days of resignation, and if that person held a probationary appointment at the time of resignation or held a permanent appointment for 30 days or less prior to resignation, the educational institution, county or municipal law enforcement agency, or State law enforcement agency appointing the person, or the New Jersey Transit Corporation, shall be liable to the former educational institution for the total certified costs incurred by that former educational institution in the examination, hiring, and training of the person.

b. If a person who was appointed as a police officer of an educational institution pursuant to P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.2 et seq.) resigns and is subsequently appointed as a police officer for another educational institution or for a county or municipal law enforcement agency, State law enforcement agency or the New Jersey Transit Police Department pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1989, c.291 (C.27:25-15.1) within 120 days of resignation, and if that person held a permanent appointment for more than 30 days but less than two years at the time of resignation, the educational institution, county or municipal law enforcement agency or State law enforcement agency appointing the person, or the New Jersey Transit Corporation, shall be liable to the former educational institution for one-half of the total certified costs incurred by that former institution in the examination, hiring, and training of the person.

c. Upon the appointment of a former police officer of an educational institution, the appointing educational institution, county or municipal law enforcement agency, State law enforcement agency or the New Jersey Transit Corporation shall notify the former educational institution immediately upon the appointment of a police officer formerly with that institution and shall reimburse the institution within 120 days of the receipt of the certified costs.

d. As used in this section:

"County or municipal law enforcement agency" means and includes, but is not limited to, a county or municipal police department or force, a county corrections department and a county sheriff's office;

"Examination costs" means and includes, but is not limited to, the costs of all qualifying examinations and public advertisements for these examinations.

"State law enforcement agency" means and includes, but is not limited to, the police department of a State agency and the State Department of Corrections, but does not include the State Police.

"Training costs" means the police training course fees and the base salary received while attending the police training course as required by section 3 of P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.4).

L.1989,c.40,s.2; amended 2000, c.106, s.2.

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