(a) The radar operator training course for law enforcement officers shall be designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to proficiently perform the function of a law enforcement radar operator. This course shall be for a period not to exceed four consecutive weeks.

(b) Only employed or appointed personnel of a law enforcement agency shall be enrolled in the radar operator training course. Such a trainee shall not be certified as a radar operator until the basic law enforcement training course has been successfully completed and probationary or general law enforcement certification has been granted. Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and federal law enforcement personnel, including but not limited to armed forces personnel, shall be allowed to participate in radar operator training courses on a space available basis at the discretion of the school director without having enrolled in or having successfully completed the basic law enforcement training course and without being currently certified in a probationary status or hold general law enforcement certification. The radar operator training course required for radar operator certification shall include but not be limited to the topic areas and minimum number of hours as outlined in the Radar Operator Training Course. To qualify for radar operator certification, an applicant shall meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the Radar Operator Training Course and meet the requirements of 12 NCAC 09B .0408 and 09B .0409.

(c) The "Radar Operator Training Course" as published by the North Carolina Justice Academy is to be applied as basic curriculum for the radar operator training course for radar operators as administered by the Commission. Copies of this publication may be inspected at the office of the agency:

Criminal Justice Standards Division

North Carolina Department of Justice

114 West Edenton Street

Old Education Building

Post Office Drawer 149

Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

and may be obtained at cost from the Academy at the following address:

North Carolina Justice Academy

Post Office Box 99

Salemburg, North Carolina 28385

(Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. February 24, 1984 for a period of 120 days to expire on June 22, 1984; Authority G.S. 17C-6; Eff. November 1, 1981; Readopted w/change Eff. July 1, 1982; Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; November 1, 1998; August 1, 1995; February 1, 1991; July 1, 1989; August 1, 1984.)

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