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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 196 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COMMITTEE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 17 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 15 and 16, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 2. Said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the caption preceding section 116 and inserting in place thereof the following caption:-

MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COMMITTEE.

SECTION 3. Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out section 116, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 116. There shall be a municipal police training committee within the executive office of public safety. Members of said committee shall be as follows:- 5 chiefs of police to be appointed by the governor from nominations submitted by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, 1 of whom shall be from the western Massachusetts region, 1 of whom shall be from the central Massachusetts region, 1 of whom shall be from the southeastern Massachusetts region, 1 of whom shall be from the northeastern Massachusetts region and 1 of whom shall be from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, 1 chief of police selected by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, 1 police officer to be appointed by the governor from nominations submitted by the Massachusetts Police Association executive board and the Massachusetts Police Training Officers Association executive board, the commissioner of police of the city of Boston, the colonel of state police, the attorney general and 1 person to be designated by the secretary of public safety, or their respective designees. All such appointments shall be for terms of 3 years with their successors appointed in a like manner.

The following persons shall be advisory, nonvoting members of the committee: the personnel administrator, the commissioner of correction, the commissioner of youth services, the commissioner of probation, the chairman of the parole board, the executive director of the committee on criminal justice, the chief administrative justice for the trial court, the chief justice of the district court department, the commissioner of education, the chairman of the criminal law committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association, or their respective designees, and the special agent in charge of the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if consent is given by the director of said bureau, or his designee. The governor shall appoint 5 additional advisory, nonvoting members of the committee, 1 of whom shall be an administrator of a city or town, 1 of whom shall be a clerk of the superior court, 1 of whom shall be a member of the committee for public counsel services, 1 of whom shall be a sheriff of a county or a former county, and 1 of whom shall be a district attorney of a district, or their respective designees.

The committee shall elect a chairperson annually and shall, as needed, provide nominations for the selection of an executive director to the secretary of public safety. The secretary shall select an executive director from the nominations submitted by the committee. The position of executive director shall be classified in accordance with section 45 of chapter 30 and the salary shall be determined in accordance with section 46C of said chapter 30.

The committee shall set policies and standards for the training of municipal police officers and candidates for appointment as municipal police officers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including the training mandated by sections 116A to 116C, inclusive, of this chapter, section 36B of chapter 40, sections 96B and 97B of chapter 41 and section 24M of chapter 90. The committee shall review and recommend to the secretary an annual appropriation for the administration of the committee, as well as for the operations of a headquarters and regional training centers, and for the delivery of standardized training at the centers.

SECTION 4. Section 116A of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, and in lines 57 and 60, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 5. Section 116B of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 4, the words "criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 6. Said section 116B of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 6, the word "council" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- committee.

SECTION 7. Section 116C of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 8. Said section 116C of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 29 and 34, the words "Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 9. Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out section 117, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 117. The committee shall meet monthly and at other times when ordered by the governor, secretary or chairman or upon the written request of 3 members. Committee members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their official committee duties. The committee shall advise the advisory, nonvoting members of the dates and times of committee meetings and the advisory, nonvoting members may attend such meetings.

SECTION 10. Section 118 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "Said council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- The municipal police training committee.

SECTION 11. Section 119 of said chapter 6 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 12. Section 156 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 8, the words "criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 13. Section 18 of chapter 6A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 14. Said section 18 of said chapter 6A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10, the words ", boards and councils" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and boards.

SECTION 15. Section 18½ of said chapter 6A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 11, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 16. Section 36C of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the words "Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council," and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 17. Section 96B of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 5 and 17, the words "department of criminal justice training" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 18. Said section 96B of said chapter 41, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 21, 28, 32, 35 and 39, the word "department" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- committee.

SECTION 19. Section 97B of said chapter 41, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 8 and 9, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 20. Said section 97B of said chapter 41, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 20, the words "criminal justice council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 21. Section 24M of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words "criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 22. Section 131 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 310 and 311, the words "criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 23. Section 31 of chapter 147 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 6, the words "criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 24. Section 10A of chapter 269 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words "Massachusetts criminal justice training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

SECTION 25. Said section 10A of said chapter 269, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 17, the words "Massachusetts criminal training council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- municipal police training committee.

Approved August 3, 2002.