- The Mayor shall establish a Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps ("Reserve Corps") in the District of Columbia. The purpose of the Reserve Corps shall be to assist full-time, sworn police personnel in both the day-to-day and emergency delivery of law enforcement services, consistent with applicable law.
- The Reserve Corps shall have as its membership a corps of unpaid volunteers who fulfill police duties and responsibilities as determined by the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.
- The selection criteria required for and training provided to members of the Reserve Corps shall be similar to the selection criteria required for and training provided to full-time, sworn police personnel. When establishing the criteria, the Chief of Police shall review national standards, such as the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
- The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section within 180 days of September 30, 2004. The rules shall:
- Prescribe the duties and responsibilities of Reserve Corps members;
- Define the scope of Reserve Corps members" authority and discretion in carrying out their duties and responsibilities, including any limitations on or restrictions to their authority and discretion; and
- Delineate the supervision Reserve Corps members are to receive.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
Law 15-194, the "Omnibus Public Safety Agency Reform Amendment Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-32, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 6, 2004, and June 1, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 24, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-463 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-194 became effective on September 30, 2004.
Delegation of Authority
Delegation of Mayor's Rulemaking Authority Pursuant to the Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps Establishment Act of 2004 and the Volunteer Act of 1977 to the Chief, Metropolitan Police Department, see Mayor's Order 2006-57, May 19, 2006 (53 DCR 5313).
DC CODE § 5-129.51
Current through December 11, 2012
(Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-194, § 1002, 51 DCR 9406.)