A new database begins operation today for use by law enforcement agencies, including municipalities, when hiring officers. Established and maintained by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission, the database will contain information on law enforcement officers who have a history of criminal charges or discipline for actions ranging from excessive force to discrimination. It will be used to augment the enhanced background investigation process when hiring enforcement officers.
In addition, all law enforcement agencies must now maintain and provide officer employment records, including performance evaluations and reasons for separation for previously employed law enforcement officers to a prospective hiring agency.
Townships or regional departments with police employees can learn more, including how to register and use the database, by clicking here.