555 CMR 10.03 - Definitions

(1) 555 CMR 10.00 incorporates all definitions and rules of construction set forth in 555 CMR 2.02: Definitions and 555 CMR 2.03: Construction, except those definitions of terms that are defined in 555 CMR 10.03(2).
(2) For the purposes of 555 CMR 10.00, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:

Applicant. A person or entity that submits an application for SRO certification regarding an individual to the Commission.

Application. An application for SRO certification.

Chief of Police. The chief of police or the board or officer having control of the police department in a city or town.

Commission. The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission established under M.G.L c. 6E, § 2 as an agency, including its Commissioners and its staff.

Conditional Officer Certification. An officer certification of the type described in 555 CMR 7.04: Conditional Recertification or otherwise made subject to conditions pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 4.

Conditional SRO Certification. An SRO certification of the type described in 555 CMR 10.07.

Denial of SRO Certification. A Commission decision declining to grant SRO certification to an individual, made pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 3(b), an action that is distinct from a revocation or a suspension of SRO certification, and that is distinct from a revocation or a suspension of officer certification.

Division. The Division of Police Certification established under M.G.L. c. 6E, § 4.

Executive Director. The Executive Director of the Commission, appointed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, § 2(g), or that person's designee for relevant purposes.

Final Decision. The ultimate Commission decision on an application for SRO certification, following any review or hearing or the expiration of the time afforded for an applicant to seek such review or hearing, and following the satisfaction of any conditions attached to a conditional SRO certification or the expiration of the time to satisfy any such conditions.

Full SRO Certification. An SRO certification granted pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 3(b), without any limitation, condition, restriction, or suspension imposed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) or 3(b) or another provision.

Model MOU. The model MOU for SROs developed by the SRO-MOU Commission.

MOU. A memorandum of understanding concerning an SRO's: relationship with a school or school system; duties; functions; and/or powers.

MPTC. The Municipal Police Training Committee within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and established under M.G.L. c. 6, § 116.

Officer Certification. A certification or recertification of an individual as a law enforcement officer under M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 4, regardless of whether it is subject to any condition, limitation, restriction, or suspension.

Operating Procedures. A set of operating procedures to provide guidance to SROs about daily operations, policies and procedures.

Revocation of Officer Certification. A revocation of officer certification made by the Commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 10, an action that is distinct from a denial, a nonrenewal, an expiration, or a suspension of officer certification, and that is distinct from a denial, a nonrenewal, an expiration, a revocation, or a suspension of SRO certification.

Revocation of SRO Certification. A revocation of SRO certification made by the Commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 3(b), an action that is distinct from a denial, a nonrenewal, or an expiration of SRO certification, and that is distinct from a denial, a nonrenewal, an expiration, a revocation, or a suspension of officer certification.

School Resource Officer or SRO. An individual who is either:

(a) A duly sworn municipal police officer with all necessary training and up-to-date certificates, including special SRO certification as required by M.G.L. c. 6E, § 3(b); or
(b) An officer appointed by the chief of police who is specially charged with performing all the following duties:
1. Providing law enforcement;
2. Promoting school safety and security services to elementary and secondary public schools; and
3. Maintaining a positive school climate for all students, families, and staff.

SRO Certification. A specialized certification of an individual as an SRO under M.G.L. c. 6E, § 3(b).

SRO-MOU Commission. The Model School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding Review Commission established under M.G.L. c. 71, § 37P(b).

Notes

555 CMR 10.03
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1495, eff. 5/12/2023.

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