(a) The certification or authority of any law enforcement officer certified by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission or otherwise exempt from the minimum standards pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 36-21-46, shall be revoked by the commission when a law enforcement officer is convicted of a felony. If the conviction is reversed or a new trial granted, the certification or authority of the law enforcement officer shall be restored.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-52

  • commission: The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission established by Section 36-21-41. See Alabama Code 36-21-40
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

(b) Any law enforcement officer whose certification or authority is revoked pursuant to this section may request a hearing before the commission concerning the revocation. The only issue at the hearing shall be whether the revocation was based on a felony conviction of the officer.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-731, p. 1564, §2.)