Statutory law enforcement decertification requirements are in place in most states. These laws set standards and requirements that must be met for law enforcement to be decertified by their state Police Officer Standards & Training [POST] board or other state certifying agency.
Certification and decertification function similarly to professional licenses. The certificate is issued by the state government as a requirement to legally work as a police officer in that state. Police officers who are decertified are no longer legally allowed to work in the jurisdiction that certified them unless their certification is reinstated.
In some states, statutory decertification requirements can be very detailed, with the law specifying types of acts, criminal or otherwise, that would qualify an officer for decertification. These can include criminal convictions, acts of racial or other bias, corruption or other acts deemed worthy of decertification. The statutes also describe how investigations into possible cause for decertification can be handled and the state certifying agency’s role in acting on possible or proven cause for decertification.
However, in most states, the law sets very basic standards, with a few details, leaving the rest to be determined by state training boards or other local authorities designated by law.
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