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R765. Regents (Board of), Administration.

Rule R765-613. Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Reimbursement (POSCAR).

As in effect on April 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R765-613-1. Purpose.

The PSOCAR Program is a state funded tuition reimbursement for peace officers enrolled in criminal justice related programs at a Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institution, available for up to eight academic years.

R765-613-2. References.

2.1. Utah Code Section 53B-8-112 (Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Scholarship)

2.2. Utah Code Section 63G-4-202 (Designation of adjudicative proceedings as informal - Standards - Undesignated proceedings formal)

R765-613-3. Effective Date.

These policies and procedures are effective May 19, 2017.

R765-613-4. Application Process.

4.1. Qualified applicants may be reimbursed up to half of tuition and fees with a maximum of $5,000 per year, subject to funding. If the total applicant awards exceed available funding in any given year, the Board will reduce reimbursement amounts evenly across all qualified applicants, maintaining that the minimum designated amounts for particular rural counties are met.

4.2. To qualify, applicants must be:

4.2.1. a certified peace officer, currently employed by a Utah law enforcement agency,

4.2.2. employed by a Utah law enforcement agency as a certified peace officer for three consecutive years prior to the completion of the academic year for which he or she is seeking reimbursement, and

4.2.3. employed by a Utah law enforcement agency as a certified peace officer for one additional year after the completion of that academic year.

4.3. The application will be available at the Board of Regents website, highereduutah.org. Applicants must complete the entire application and include all required documentation and certifications including,

4.3.1. Employer certification from an authorized representative of each employer for the four year period.

4.3.2. A copy of the tuition payment receipt(s) and transcript(s) with final grades for the enrollment period.

R765-613-5. Application Deadlines.

5.1. The 2017 application will allow for reimbursement to criminal justice students who were enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year, defined as July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, who meet program requirements. Application deadlines for subsequent years will retain these time frames, adjusted for the next year.

5.2. For the first year of the program, qualified applicants may submit applications beginning July 1, 2017, after the post-enrollment work component is complete. Applicants for subsequent years may begin submitting applications July 1 of the year in which they are applying.

5.3. 2017 applications are due by November 1, 2017 to be considered for funding. Applications must be postmarked or received by the criminal justice department at the institution by the application deadline in order to be considered. The deadline for subsequent years applications will be September 1st. The postmark or received by requirements remain the same. Application deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the Commissioner of Higher Education or designee.

R765-613-6. Appeals Process.

6.1. Applicants who wish to appeal a reimbursement decision may do so, in writing to the Commissioner of Higher Education or designee. The applicant's appeal shall be postmarked within 30 days from the date on which the reimbursement decision was made.

6.2. Applicants shall include all relevant arguments and documentation in their written appeals.

6.3. The Commissioner of Higher Education or designee shall review the appeal and issue a written decision in accordance with the Utah Administrative Procedures Act.

6.4. Appeals proceedings under this section are designated as informal pursuant to Utah Code Section 63G-4-202.

KEY

tuition reimbursement, higher education, peace officers, POSCAR

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 10, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53B-8-112


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R765, please contact the promulgating agency (Regents (Board of), Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.