Reinstatement of Certification
The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission approved the issuance of policy by the Executive Director, establishing standards and guidelines for the reinstatement of certification. Standards and Guidelines are found in Policy Statement 2012-05, Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification. Guidelines are to be read before completing and submitting the Application for Reinstatement.
The Commission approved the Preamble to Proposed Rulemaking and Annex A amending Title 37 of the Pennsylvania Code providing a regulation change to the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA) to conform to the amended definition of a qualified retired law enforcement officer found in the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA) and RLEIA. The regulatory change reduces the years-of-service requirement for qualified retired officers from 15 to 10 years. However, since a proposed change takes substantial time to complete, the Commission authorized the Executive Director to take all steps necessary to implement any change or policy needed allowing retired officers eligible under LEOSA and RLEIA to receive the appropriate identification and qualification cards without delay.