Police officers who have been fired for serious misconduct on the job or who have been convicted of serious crimes that affect their qualifications for carrying a weapon as part of their duties should not be able to simply head over to another police department for employment with their history of misconduct hidden from view. As one of only two states without a process for the certification and de-certification of law enforcement officers, we strongly supported this legislation which would have instituted such oversight over these public-facing personnel. This legislation died in committee.
Police Officer Certification and De-Certification (H 6181, S 811)
Representative Jose Batista and Senator Jonathon Acosta
Died in Committee