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2400 Board of Examiners of Constables
24 DE Admin. Code 2400
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Examiners of Constables, in accordance with 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 proposes to adopt Rules: 4.0 - Badges & Vehicle Markings - requires all badges and vehicle markings to be approved by the Board. If you wish to view this adoption, contact Ms. Peggy Anderson at 302-672-5304. Any persons wishing to present views may submit them in writing, by July 1, 2016, to Delaware State Police, Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903. The Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, Tatnall Building, 150 Martin L. King, Jr. Boulevard South, Room 112, Dover, DE.
1.6 Applicants, who have been law enforcement officers in the past but have been away from active law enforcement for more than five years, will be required to take an MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) or the PAI (Personal Assessment Inventory), under the conditions noted in Rule subsection 1.4, and pass a comprehensive, multiple-choice examination of the minimum standards established by the Board to demonstrate their knowledge of the duties of a Constable. If the test is failed twice, the applicant will be required to take the full training course.
2.2 The Director of the Professional Licensing Section may issue an emergency suspension of any individual issued a commission, under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27, who has been arrested where that arrest could result in the conviction of any misdemeanor or felony that violates the Chapter or the promulgated Rules and Regulations.
3.1 For the purposes of 10 Del.C. Ch. 27, the Director of the Professional Licensing Section may deny an application, suspend or revoke a commission if the applicant or commissioned individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude. A misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude includes, but is not limited to, the following crimes in the Delaware Code (or similar crimes under the laws of other jurisdictions):
3.2 Anyone applying for commission under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 shall not be issued a commission if they have any pending criminal charge(s) for any crimes listed in this Chapter.
3.3 The Director of the Professional Licensing Section may suspend anyone commissioned under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 who has been arrested and that arrest could result in the conviction of any misdemeanor or felony as described in this Chapter.
4.0 Reserved Badges and Vehicle Markings
4.1 No person licensed under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 shall wear or display any uniform, patch, badge, seal, vehicle and the markings, letterhead, business card, advertisement, or other form of publication unless first approved by the Board of Examiners.
4.4 All persons licensed under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 shall wear or display their assigned badge visibly on the outermost garment.
4.5.1 No vehicle utilized for purposes covered by 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 shall have an appearance that creates a reasonable likelihood of confusion with a police vehicle used by the Delaware State Police or a law enforcement agency of any state or governmental subdivision. The Board of Examiners shall have discretion to review the appearance of vehicles, and to make comparisons with known law enforcement vehicles, in order to enforce this Section.
5.1 Section 5.0 shall apply only to individuals licensed under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27, while such individuals are acting in the performance of their duties as a constable.
5.2 No individual licensed under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 shall carry a firearm unless the individual has first passed an approved firearms course of instruction and an initial qualification administered by an approved certified firearms instructor. The course of instruction shall include a minimum 40 hours of training. The Professional Licensing Section may waive the 40 hour training requirement depending upon the applicant's professional credentials, training and/or work experience (i.e. prior law enforcement). The initial qualification course may be used to fulfill one day and one low light requirement during the first year; however an additional day shoot must be completed at least 90 days after the date of initial certification, within the calendar year.
5.3 In order to carry a firearm, individuals licensed under 10 Del.C. Ch. 27 must shoot a minimum of three qualifying shoots per calendar year, scheduled on at least two separate days, with a minimum 90 days between scheduled shoots. Of these three, there will be one mandatory "low light" shoot and may be combined with a day shoot. Two day shoots shall not be completed on the same date.
5.6 Under no circumstances will anyone under this Rule Section be allowed to carry any type of shotgun or rifle or any type of weapon that is not described herein.
9.3.2 Failure to complete the in-service training every year shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of a current commission. Any commissioned individual not obtaining the in-service training for a given year by the last class offered shall be placed on emergency suspension immediately. Any training missed, or not completed, by a commissioned individual must be completed before the emergency suspension may be administratively lifted. On-line training must be made up on-line and classroom instruction must be made up in person in the classroom. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may consider extenuating circumstances for reinstatement at its discretion.
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