(a) The fees and costs shall be collected by the court official who collects other costs and fees. The moneys collected according to this section shall be remitted by the person or authority collecting the tax to the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Fund as provided in Section 36-21-47. The money shall fund work within the functions and duties of the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission’s basic law enforcement training program at the following certified training academies: The Law Enforcement Academy located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; the Northeast Law Enforcement Academy located at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama; the Southwest Law Enforcement Academy at Faulkner State Junior College in Bay Minette, Alabama; the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center in Selma, Alabama; and the Montgomery Law Enforcement Academy in Montgomery, Alabama.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-47.1

  • commission: The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission established by Section 36-21-41. See Alabama Code 36-21-40
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • fund: The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Fund provided for in Section 36-21-47. See Alabama Code 36-21-40
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 36-21-40

The money shall be distributed to the academies listed in this section at the discretion of the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.

(b) The Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission may accept grants from the federal government, its departments and agencies as well as grants and appropriations by the state, any county or municipality, or any individual, corporation, or fund which is for the benefit of the training academies listed in subsection (a). All grants shall be paid into the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Fund for the benefit of the academies. The moneys shall be distributed to the academies at the discretion of the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.

(c) The governing body of each incorporated city or town and the governing body of each county of the state may appropriate any funds not otherwise appropriated to or for the benefit of the training academies listed in subsection (a). All appropriations shall be paid into the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Fund for the benefit of the academies. The moneys shall be distributed to the academies at the discretion of the commission.

(d) Each training academy may make agreements and arrangements for cooperation and mutual assistance in law enforcement work, with the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission and with each other.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-864, p. 1655, §§2-5; Act 2000-700, p. 1423, §1.)