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SECTION 72-C
Expenses of members of the police department and other peace officers in attending police training schools
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 5
§ 72-c. Expenses of members of the police department and other peace
officers in attending police training schools. The board or body of a
county, city, town or village authorized to appropriate and to raise
money by taxation and to make payments therefrom, is hereby authorized,
in its discretion, to appropriate and to raise money by taxation and to
make payments from such moneys, for the annual expenses of the members
of the police department of such municipal corporation in attending a
police training school, as provided by the regulations of the
department, either within such municipal corporation or elsewhere within
the state; and for the payment of reasonable expenses of such members
and other police officers or peace officers of the municipality while
going to, attending, and returning from any training school conducted by
or under the auspices of the federal bureau of investigation, whether
within or without the state. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision
of any general, special or local law to the contrary, whenever a member
of the police department of a municipal corporation has attended a
police training school, the expense of which was borne by such municipal
corporation, terminates employment with such municipal corporation and
commences employment with any other municipal corporation or employer
county sheriff, such employer municipal corporation or employer county
sheriff shall reimburse the prior employer municipal corporation for
such expenses, including, salary, tuition, enrollment fees, books, and
the cost of transportation to and from training school, as follows: on a
pro rata basis, to be calculated by subtracting from the number of days
in the three years following the date of the member's graduation from
police training school, the number of days between the date of the
member's graduation from training school and the date of the termination
of employment with the municipal corporation which paid for such
training, and multiplying the difference by the per diem cost of such
expenses, to be calculated by dividing the total cost of such expenses
by the number of days in the three years following the date of the
member's graduation, if such change in employment occurs within three
years of such member's graduation from police training school. Provided,
however, the employer municipal corporation or employer county sheriff
shall not be required to reimburse the prior employer municipal
corporation for that portion of such expenses which is reimbursable by
the member to the prior employer municipal corporation under the terms
of an employment or labor agreement. Provided, further, however, the
employer municipal corporation or employer county sheriff shall not be
required to reimburse the prior employer municipal corporation for such
basic training if such change in employment occurs after the expiration
of the validity of the member's certificate attesting to the
satisfactory completion of an approved municipal police basic training
program.