LD 248
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
LR 22
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act Regarding Law Enforcement Training for Former Military Police Officers

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2804-C, sub-§6  is enacted to read:

6 Application to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served as military police officers.   This section does not apply to a person who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces who served as a military police officer and has been hired for or received a conditional offer of full-time employment as a law enforcement officer if the person:
A Has been certified by the board as satisfying all preservice training requirements under section 2804-B;
B Has passed a basic law enforcement training program waiver examination adopted and administered by the board; and
C Is a graduate of a formal United States Armed Forces police academy or training program and was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention or detection of or investigation, prosecution or incarceration of any person for any violation of law and had statutory powers of arrest or apprehension under the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice or successor military judicial code and meets the following military service and education criteria:

(1) Has 5 years' supervisory experience in military law enforcement in a military pay grade of at least E-5 or its equivalent; or

(2) Has 3 years' active service experience in military law enforcement and has completed an associate degree or higher in criminal justice from an accredited postsecondary educational institution.


This bill exempts honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served as military police officers and have been hired for or have received conditional offers of full-time employment as law enforcement officers from basic law enforcement training by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy if the veterans' military experience and education meet certain criteria.

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