2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:14-146.21 - Training requirements for housing authority police officer.
40A:14-146.21 Training requirements for housing authority police officer.
3. a. A person appointed as a police officer for a housing authority police force pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1997, c.210 (C.40A:14-146.19) shall within one year of the date of his appointment successfully complete a basic police training course at a school approved and authorized by the Police Training Commission. The training requirements set forth in this subsection may be waived by the Police Training Commission for a person appointed as a housing authority police officer who demonstrates to the commission's satisfaction that the person has successfully completed a police training course conducted by any federal, State or other public or private agency the requirements of which are substantially equivalent to the requirements of that at a school approved by the commission.
b. A housing authority police officer, who shall have successfully completed the basic police training course for police officers at a school approved by the Police Training Commission, shall have all the powers conferred by law on police officers in the enforcement of the laws of this State or municipal ordinances, including the power to apprehend offenders.
c. Any person appointed as a housing authority police officer, who at any time prior to his appointment had served as a duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time law enforcement officer in any municipality of this State and who was separated from that prior service in good standing, shall be eligible to serve as a housing authority police officer consistent with guidelines promulgated by the Police Training Commission. The training requirements set forth in subsection a. of this section may be waived by the commission with regard to any person described in this subsection who is appointed as a housing authority police officer.