[Adopted 2-7-2006 by Res. No. 125-2006 (Ch. 700, Art. V, of the 1985 Code)]
The Suffolk County Legislature accepts the recommendation of the Suffolk County Police Commissioner and authorizes the establishment of a program for retired law enforcement officer training.
The Suffolk County Police Commissioner is authorized and directed to implement a firearms qualification training program open to qualified retired law enforcement officers, as that term is defined under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, who formerly were employed by a law enforcement agency within Suffolk County; to set terms and conditions of the training, one of which conditions shall be that the retired officer supply his or her own ammunition of a quality approved for use by the Suffolk County Police Department; to issue to his or her former law enforcement officers the photographic identification card identifying the date of training and the type(s) of weapon(s) covered by the certification; to collect an initial fee of $37 from the qualified retired law enforcement officer for each firearm used in qualifying; and to collect an additional fee of $7 for each photographic identification card issued, said fees to be reevaluated annually and, with the approval of this Legislature, increased as necessary on an annual basis.
[Added 3-8-2011 by Res. No. 111-2011]
The Suffolk County Police Department is authorized, empowered and directed to accept qualified retired federal, state and local law enforcement officers residing in Suffolk County into the training component of the firearms qualification program established by this article.
The Suffolk County Police Department shall provide training and qualification testing to retired federal, state and local law enforcement officers and issue a letter of successful completion of training and qualification, at a fee of $37 for each firearm so requested, as part of its established firearms qualification program.
The Suffolk County Police Department shall continue to provide photographic identification cards only to its own qualified law enforcement retirees.
Any retired law enforcement officer participating in the program must sign a release prepared by the Suffolk County Attorney prior to and as a condition to participation, said release to be prepared in suitable form for use by the Suffolk County Police Department, protecting the County from liability for any incidents occurring on the Suffolk County Range during the course of the training.
Each retired law enforcement officer who completes the training and is issued an identification card shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the County expressing the officer's understanding of and acceptance of his or her liabilities and responsibilities.