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Article - Public Safety


    (a)    (1)    The employer of an applicant for a commission shall submit the application under this section.

        (2)    A separate application is required for each individual applicant for a commission.

    (b)    (1)    The employer of an applicant for a commission shall submit to the Secretary:

            (i)    an application in the manner and format designated by the Secretary; and

            (ii)    subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection, an application fee of $100, to cover the cost of an investigation of the applicant.

        (2)    As part of the application for a commission, the applicant shall submit to the Secretary the set of fingerprints and fees required under subsection (c) of this section.

        (3)    The application fee is nonrefundable.

        (4)    An application fee may not be charged to a unit of the State.

    (c)    (1)    The Secretary shall apply to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check for each applicant for a special police commission.

        (2)    As part of the application for a criminal history records check, the Secretary shall submit to the Central Repository:

            (i)    a complete set of the applicant’s legible fingerprints taken in a format approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

            (ii)    the fee authorized under § 10–221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to Maryland criminal history records; and

            (iii)    the mandatory processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.

        (3)    The Central Repository shall provide a receipt to the applicant for the fees paid in accordance with paragraph (2)(ii) and (iii) of this subsection.

        (4)    In accordance with Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the applicant and the Secretary a printed statement of the applicant’s criminal history information.

        (5)    Information obtained from the Central Repository under this section:

            (i)    is confidential and may not be disseminated; and

            (ii)    may be used only for the purposes authorized by this section.

        (6)    If criminal history record information is reported to the Central Repository after the date of the initial criminal history records check, the Central Repository shall provide to the Department of State Police Licensing Division a revised printed statement of the applicant’s or special police officer’s State criminal history record.

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