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626.85 INSTRUCTORS; DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Part-time instructors. In addition to the bureau employees assigned to
police training, full time or part time, the superintendent is authorized to engage such part-time
instructors as the superintendent deems proper and necessary to furnish the best possible
instruction in police sciences, subject to board rules and to the limitation of funds as appropriated
and available for expenditure. Laws 1981, chapter 210, sections 1 to 48 shall not apply to such
part-time employees.
    Subd. 2. Donations. Any donations, contributions, grants or gifts which may be received
shall be accepted without recourse to the donor, and shall become the property of the state. All
cash receipts shall be deposited with the commissioner of finance, and are hereby appropriated
to the bureau in the quarter in which they were so deposited.
    Subd. 3. Leave of absence. Any peace officer who has been designated to serve as an
instructor, researcher or member of a special project for the Peace Officer Training Board may
in the discretion of the appointing authority be given up to a 12 month leave of absence with
pay from the police department or agency by which employed for the purpose of serving as
such instructor, researcher or member of a special project. While serving in such capacity peace
officers shall continue to maintain the civil service status they have attained or accrued pursuant to
chapters 43A, 44 and 419. The commissioner of finance shall reimburse solely from federal funds
available for this purpose the respective law enforcement employers of such peace officers for all
salaries and contributions such employers make during said leave of absence towards accrual of
their civil service benefits, pension fund and hospitalization benefits.
History: 1967 c 870 s 10; 1971 c 615 s 1; 1977 c 433 s 11; 1981 c 210 s 54; 1986 c 444;
2003 c 112 art 2 s 50