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SECTION 839
Municipal police training council
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
§ 839. Municipal police training council. 1. There is hereby created
within the division a municipal police training council composed of ten
members, who shall be selected as follows:

(a) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be a full-time
faculty member of a college or university who teaches in the area of
criminal justice or police science;

(b) one shall be appointed by the governor from a list of at least six
nominees submitted by the New York state sheriffs' association, who
shall be incumbent sheriffs in the state having at least two years of
service on the law enforcement training committee of such association or
having other specialized experience in connection with police training
which, in the opinion of the chairman of such law enforcement training
committee, provides the sheriff with at least an equivalent background
in the field of police training; and

(c) one shall be appointed by the governor from a list of at least six
nominees submitted by the New York state association of chiefs of
police, who shall be incumbent chiefs of police or commissioners of
police of a municipality in the state having at least two years of
service on the police training committee of such association or having
other specialized experience in connection with police training which,
in the opinion of the chairman of such training committee, provides the
chief of police or commissioner of police with at least an equivalent
background in the field of police training; and

(d) one shall be the commissioner of police of the city of New York or
a member of his department, designated by such commissioner and approved
by the governor; and

(e) one shall be the superintendent of the state police; and

(f) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be an incumbent
chief of police or commissioner of police from a municipality in the
state with a police department consisting of more than one hundred
officers; and

(g) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be an incumbent
sheriff in the state from an agency with more than one hundred deputy
sheriffs; and

(h) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be a
representative of victims of crime; and

(i) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be a
representative from a community with high numbers of police and
community interactions; and

(j) one shall be appointed by the governor who shall be an incumbent
executive from a peace officer employing agency or municipality.

2. The governor shall designate from among the members of the council
a chairman who shall serve during the pleasure of the governor.

3. All members of the council appointed by the governor shall be
appointed for terms of two years, such terms to commence on April first,
and expire on March thirty-first. Any member chosen to fill a vacancy
created otherwise than by expiration of term shall be appointed for the
unexpired term of the member whom he is to succeed. Vacancies caused by
expiration of a term or otherwise shall be filled in the same manner as
original appointments. Any member may be reappointed for additional
terms.

4. Any member of the council appointed pursuant to paragraphs (b) or
(c) of subdivision one of this section as an incumbent sheriff, chief of
police or commissioner of police, as the case may be, shall immediately
upon the termination of his holding of said office or employment, cease
to be a member of the council.

5. The council shall meet at least four times in each year. Special
meetings may be called by the chairman and shall be called by him at the
request of the governor or upon the written request of six members of
the council. The council may establish its own requirements as to quorum
and its own procedures with respect to the conduct of its meetings and
other affairs; provided, however, that all recommendations made by the
council to the governor pursuant to subdivision one of section eight
hundred forty of this chapter shall require the affirmative vote of six
members of the council.

6. Membership on the council shall not constitute the holding of an
office, and members of the council shall not be required to take and
file oaths of office before serving on the council. The council shall
not have the right to exercise any portion of the sovereign power of the
state.

7. The members of the council shall receive no compensation for their
services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the performance of their functions hereunder.

8. No member of the council shall be disqualified from holding any
public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or
employment, by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the
provisions of any general, special or local law, ordinance or city
charter.