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Rules of Georgia Peace Officer Standards And Training Council

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CHAPTER 464-1   ORGANIZATION

464-1-.01 Administration of Council. Amended. All rules and regulations of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council shall be administered by the Executive Director of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council whose current physical address is 5000 Austell - Powder Springs Road, Suite 261, Austell, Georgia, 30106. The current mailing address is P.O. Box 349, Clarkdale, Georgia, 30111. Telephone contact may be made by calling (770) 732-5974.

464-1-.02 Membership; Terms. Amended. The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council shall consist of nineteen (19) voting members and five (5) advisory members.

(a) The following eleven (11) members shall be ex officio members of the council, as full voting members by reason of their office:

1. An appointee of the Governor who is not the Attorney General;

2. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety or his/her designee;

3. The President of the Association of Chiefs of Police or his/her designee;

4. The President of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association or his/her designee;

5. The President of the Georgia Municipal Association or his/her designee;

6. The President of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia or his/her designee;

7. The President of the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia or his/her designee;

8. The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections or his/her designee;

9. The Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles or his/her designee;

10. The President of the Georgia Prison Wardens' Association or his/her designee;

11. The Director of Investigations of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or his/her designee;

(b) Six (6) members shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of four years. Appointments shall be made so that there are always on the Council the following persons:

1. One chief of police;

2. Two municipal police officers other than a chief of police;

3. One county sheriff;

4. One city manager or mayor;

5. One county commissioner;

6. No person shall serve beyond the time he/she holds the office or employment by reason which he/she was initially eligible for appointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment and successors shall serve for the unexpired term. Any member may be appointed for additional terms.

(c) Two (2) members who are peace officers shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of four (4) years:

1. Neither person shall serve beyond the time he/she is actively employed or serves as a peace officer. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, and successors shall serve for the unexpired term.

(d) Five (5) Advisory members appointed by the Council shall serve on the Council in an advisory capacity only without voting privileges;

(e) Membership on the Council does not constitute public office and no member shall be disqualified from holding public office by reason of membership.

(f) The Chairman of the Council may appoint additional advisory board members based on areas of expertise in order to meet the objectives of the Council. Such additional advisory members shall serve in an advisory capacity only, without voting privileges; without compensation; and shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman.

(g) Unexcused absence of an advisory board member on two (2) or more occasions during the calendar year shall cause a review of the advisory member's status. At the discretion of the Council Chairman, an advisory member's services may be discontinued for unexcused absence.

464-1-.03 Election of Officers. Amended. Officers of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council shall be elected from a majority of a quorum of the voting members of the Council.

464-1-.04 Administrative Assignment. Amended. The Council is assigned to the Department of Public Safety for administrative purposes only.

(a) The Council shall:

1. Exercise its quasi-judicial, rule making, licensing or policy making functions independent of the Department of Public Safety and without approval or control of the Department;

2. Prepare its budget, and submit its budgetary requests through the Department of Public Safety.

3. Impose administrative fees, where appropriate.

464-1-.05 Committees of the Council. The Chairman may establish such committees as may be necessary to conduct the business of the Council. The Chairman shall appoint the committee chairman and members of each committee who shall serve at the pleasure of the chairman during the chairman's term of office. A majority of any such committee shall constitute a quorum.

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