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37 Pa. Code § 203.1. Definitions.

§ 203.1. Definitions.

 In addition to the definitions contained in the act, the following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings:

   Act—53 Pa.C.S. Chapter 21, Subchapter D (relating to municipal police education and training).

   Certification—The assignment of a certification number to a police officer evidencing successful completion of a mandatory basic training course or receipt of a waiver of basic training from the Commission and successful completion of mandatory in-service training.

   Certified police officer—A police officer who is authorized to enforce 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to the Crimes Code), moving violations of 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to the Vehicle Code), and carry a firearm.

   Chairperson of the Commission—The Commissioner of the State Police.

   Commission—The Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.

   Conviction—An adjudication of guilt including the imposition of a sentence.

   Disqualifying criminal offense—A criminal offense for which more than 1 year in prison can be imposed as punishment.

   Executive Director—The Commission elected head of staff responsible for administration. See section 5(10) of the act (53 P. S. §  744(10)).

   Program—The Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Program.

   School—A training school or academy which provides a basic police training course. The term includes an organization which provides such a course within the functional organization of a police department or any educational entity within this Commonwealth which provides such a course at its base facility and at other locations approved by the Commission. Each separate geographical location shall be considered a school.


   The provisions of this §  203.1 amended under 53 Pa.C.S. §  2164(1), (8) and (14).


   The provisions of this §  203.1 amended September 22, 2006, effective September 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 5871. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (301369) to (301370).

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