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The DC Code: § 5-107.01a Obligated service.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)
a
A candidate for appointment as a sworn member of the Metropolitan Police Department shall execute an agreement obligating the candidate to serve a minimum of 2 years as a sworn member upon successful completion of the initial training program.
b
Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a sworn member who voluntarily leaves the Metropolitan Police Department before fulfilling the 2- year term of obligated service required under subsection (a) of this section shall reimburse the District for expenses incurred by it, up to $5,000, in connection with that member's initial training, other than the member's pay. The Chief of Police may increase the $5,000 limit on reimbursement by General Order or rulemaking.
c
A sworn member who voluntarily leaves the Metropolitan Police Department before fulfilling the 2-year term of obligated service shall not be liable for reimbursement to the District if:
1
The separation is directly due to the need to care for an individual in the member's immediate family; or
2
The member transfers to another law enforcement agency within the District government and completes the 2-year term at that agency.
d
The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia may bring a civil action in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to recover the monies owed the District under subsection (b) of this section along with the costs of the action, including reasonable attorney's fees.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-223, see notes following § 5-105.09 DC CODE § 5-107.01a Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-160, § 202a, as added Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-223, § 201(b), 53 DCR 10221.)