Appeals Court: COURNOYER vs. DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

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The Appeals Court today issued its decision in Cournoyer v Department of State Police, in which it held  that G. L. c. 22C, § 24A, does not require the State Police to develop individualized training programs for former State police troopers seeking reinstatement and could require them to complete recruit training at the State police academy.  “Concluding that the statute is unambiguous and that the department may require former troopers separated for more than three years to complete recruit training, we affirm, ordering that the judgment be modified to declare the rights of the parties.”   Click here for the full decision.

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