(a) Each chief of police of any municipality in this state shall annually complete 20 hours of executive level continuing education courses approved by the commission. Any other law enforcement officer in this state shall annually complete 12 hours of continuing education courses approved by the commission. Provided, however, in the case of a law enforcement officer employed by a county sheriff’s department, the training shall be required only if the county commission of the county in which the officer serves shall adopt a resolution requiring such continuing education.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-51

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • commission: The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission established by Section 36-21-41. See Alabama Code 36-21-40
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: A policeman, deputy sheriff, deputy constable and other official who has authority as such official to make arrests. See Alabama Code 36-21-40
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 36-21-40

(b) Any chief of police or law enforcement officer who fails or refuses to comply with this section shall be subject to having his or her certification or authority as a law enforcement officer revoked by the commission.

(c) The commission may, for sufficient cause, grant an extension of time in which to complete the courses.

(d) Any chief of police or law enforcement officer who is aggrieved by any order or ruling made under this section shall have the same rights and procedure of appeal as from any other order or ruling of the commission.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-733, p. 1426, §§1-4; Acts 1995, No. 95-731, p. 1564, §1.)