Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-1156-R1

Redraft EPS 1156

State Police Accreditation

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 7 the following section:-

“SECTION 7A. Chapter 22C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 72. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall maintain certification or accreditation from a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency. If at any time the department fails to maintain certification or accreditation, the colonel shall report quarterly to the secretary of public safety and security on the department’s efforts to achieve certification or accreditation. The inspector general shall monitor policy changes initiated as a result of the certification or accreditation and ensure ongoing compliance with this section.”.