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SECTION 841
Functions, powers and duties of the commissioner with respect to the council
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
§ 841. Functions, powers and duties of the commissioner with respect
to the council. In addition to the functions, powers and duties
otherwise provided by this article, the commissioner shall, with the
general advice of the council, and, in the case of subdivisions one, two
and three of this section, only in accordance with rules and regulations
promulgated by the governor pursuant to section eight hundred forty-two
of this article:

1. Approve police training schools administered by municipalities and
issue certificates of approval to such schools, and revoke such approval
or certificate;

1-a. Approve correctional training programs administered by
municipalities and issue certificates of approval to such programs, and
revoke such approval or certificate;

2. Certify, as qualified, instructors at approved police training
schools and issue appropriate certificates to such instructors;

2-a. Certify, as qualified, instructors at approved correctional
training programs and issue appropriate certificates to such
instructors;

3. Certify police officers and peace officers who have satisfactorily
completed basic training programs and issue certificates to such police
officers and peace officers, including the issuance of equivalency
certificates for basic training certificates issued to peace officers,
where such officers received a certificate for successful completion of
a basic training for police officers program or an approved course for
state university of New York public safety officers during a period in
which such peace officer was not employed as a police officer, upon
demonstration of adequate equivalent training, the completion of
supervised field training, requisite job-related law enforcement
experience as determined by the commissioner, and if deemed necessary,
the successful completion of relevant police officer training courses
pursuant to section two hundred nine-q of the general municipal law;

3-a. Certify correction officers who have satisfactorily completed
basic correctional training programs and issue certificates to such
correction officers;

4. Cause studies and surveys to be made relating to the establishment,
operation and approval of municipal police training schools and
correctional training programs;

5. Consult with and cooperate with municipal police training schools
and correctional training programs for the development of advanced
in-service training programs for police officers, peace officers, and
correction officers and issue appropriate certificates to police
officers, peace officers, and correction officers, attesting to their
satisfactory completion of such advanced training programs;

6. Consult with and cooperate with universities, colleges and
institutes in the state for the development of specialized courses of
study for police officers, peace officers, and correction officers in
police science, police administration, and criminal justice;

7. Consult with and cooperate with other departments and agencies of
the state concerned with police officer and peace officer training;

7-a. Consult with and cooperate with the state commission of
correction and other departments and agencies of the state concerned
with correction officer training;

* 7-b. Take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that all police
officers and peace officers certified pursuant to subdivision three of
this section receive appropriate instruction regarding section 60.49 of
the criminal procedure law relating to the introduction of opioid
antagonists into evidence in certain cases.

* NB Effective December 6, 2021

8. Report to the council at each regular meeting of the council and at
such other times as may be appropriate; and

9. Prepare, update and distribute to appropriate law enforcement
officials the form and content of the written notice required to be
given to victims of family offenses pursuant to subdivision five of
section eight hundred twelve of the family court act and subdivision six
of section 530.11 of the criminal procedure law.