2019 New York Laws
CPL - Criminal Procedure
Part 1 - General Provisions
Title A - Short Title, Applicability and Definitions
Article 2 - Peace Officers
2.30 - Training Requirements for Peace Officers.

Universal Citation: NY Crim Pro L § 2.30 (2019)
§ 2.30 Training requirements for peace officers.
  1.  Every  peace  officer  in  the state of New York must successfully
complete a training program, a portion of which shall be  prescribed  by
the  municipal  police  training council and a portion of which shall be
prescribed by his  or  her  employer.  The  portion  prescribed  by  the
municipal  police  training  council shall be comprised of subjects, and
the hours each is to be taught, that shall be required of all  types  or
classes  of  peace  officers.  The  hours of instruction required by the
municipal police training council shall not exceed one  hundred  eighty,
unless  a  greater amount is either required by law or regulation, or is
requested by the employer.
  The segment prescribed by the employer  for  its  employees  shall  be
comprised  of  subjects, and the hours each is to be taught, relating to
the special nature of the duties of the peace officers  employed  by  it
provided, however, that when the subjects prescribed by the employer are
identical  to  the  subjects  in  the  training  program required by the
municipal police training council, the employer shall not be required to
provide duplicate training for those subjects.
  2. Each state or local agency, unit  of  local  government,  state  or
local commission, or public authority, or public or private organization
which employs peace officers shall provide the training mandated by this
section,  the  cost  of  which will be borne by the employer. Each peace
officer satisfactorily completing the course prescribed by the municipal
police training council shall be awarded a certificate by  the  division
of  criminal  justice  services  attesting to that effect, and no person
appointed as a peace officer  shall  exercise  the  powers  of  a  peace
officer,  unless he or she has received such certification within twelve
months of appointment.
  3. No employer shall allow any peace officer it employs  to  carry  or
use  a  weapon  during any phase of the officer's official duties, which
constitutes on-duty employment, unless the  officer  has  satisfactorily
completed a course of training approved by the municipal police training
council  in  the  use  of  deadly  physical force and firearms and other
weapons, and annually receives instruction in deadly physical force  and
the  use  of  firearms  and  other  weapons as approved by the municipal
police training council.
  4. Upon the failure or refusal to comply with the requirements of this
section, the commissioner of the division of criminal  justice  services
shall  apply  to  the  supreme court for an order directed to the person
responsible requiring compliance. Upon such application, the  court  may
issue  such order as may be just, and a failure to comply with the order
of the court shall be a contempt of court and punishable as such.
  5. Every employer of peace officers shall report to  the  division  of
criminal justice services, in such form and at such time as the division
may  by  regulation  require,  the  names of all peace officers who have
satisfactorily completed any of the training requirements prescribed  by
this section.
  6.  A certificate attesting to satisfactory completion of the training
requirements imposed under this section awarded to any peace officer  by
the executive director of the municipal police training council pursuant
to this section shall remain valid:

(a) during the holder's continuous service as a peace officer; and

(b) for two years after the date of the commencement of an interruption in such service where the holder had, immediately prior to such interruption, served as a peace officer for less than two consecutive years; or

(c) for four years after the date of the commencement of an interruption in such service where the holder had, immediately prior to such interruption, served as a peace officer for two consecutive years or longer. As used in this subdivision, the term "interruption" shall mean a period of separation from employment as a peace officer by reason of such officer's leave of absence, resignation or removal, other than removal for cause.

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