SCS/SB 477 - Currently, peace officers are required to receive annual training concerning the prohibition against racial profiling as part of their continuing education. This act would require peace officers to receive three hours of such training within the law enforcement continuing education three-year reporting period. The director of the Department of Public Safety may waive continuing education requirements, including racial profiling prohibition training, for peace officers who have been activated for military duty.
Under this act, persons serving as a reserve officer on August 27, 2001, within a county of the first classification or St. Louis County, having previously completed a minimum of 160 hours of training, shall be granted a license necessary to function as a reserve peace officer within such county.
This act is similar to CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 429 (2007), SS/SB 654 (2007), & SCS/HB 41 (2007).
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE