West Virginia Code
As used in this article:
(1) "Certain limited items" means personal grooming and hygiene products, food and beverages, convenience items, and items bearing the State Police emblem or other insignia that are necessary for training purposes.
(2) "Post exchange" means a particular area located at the State Police academy where certain limited items are offered for sale.
(3) "State police academy" means the law-enforcement training facility established pursuant to section three, article two of this chapter located at Institute, West Virginia, or an additional or successor location.
(4) "Superintendent" means the superintendent of State Police as established in section two, article two of this chapter.
(5) "Training" means and includes instruction for members of the State Police, county sheriffs and deputies, municipal police, law-enforcement officers employed by the Division of Natural Resources, and other persons employed by state or local governmental units charged with enforcing state or local laws, regardless of the length of instruction.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the superintendent is authorized to establish and operate a post exchange at the State Police academy.
(a) The State Police post exchange may offer items for sale as approved by the superintendent.
(b) The post exchange may only be open at such times as may be established by the superintendent.
(c) The superintendent shall appoint state police employees to supervise the operation of the post exchange.
(d) The superintendent shall establish a system of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing procedures for the proper handling of funds derived from the operation of the post exchange.
(e) The superintendent shall post a sign in the post exchange which states: “In accordance with the provisions of section seventeen, article two, chapter fifteen of the code, it is unlawful for every person who is not a member of the State Police to wear or use the State Police uniform, badge, emblem or other insignia. Any person, who is not a member of the State Police, who wears or uses the State Police uniform, badge, emblem or other insignia shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined or jailed or both fined and jailed”.
All moneys collected from operation of the post exchange and any money collected from vending machine sales made pursuant to section three-d, article ten-g, chapter eighteen of this code, shall be deposited in a special account in the state Treasury to be known as the "state police academy post exchange". Expenditures from the fund must be for the purposes set forth in section five of this article and are not authorized from collections but are to be made only in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature and in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twelve of this code and upon fulfillment of the provisions of article two, chapter five-a of this code: Provided, That for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, expenditures are authorized from collections rather than pursuant to appropriation by the Legislature.
All proceeds derived from the operation of the post exchange and any money derived from the operation of vending machines, after the payment of operating expenses, notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, must be used exclusively for the publication of the cadet class yearbook, capital outlay, equipment and for repair and alteration of the State Police academy.
The superintendent shall complete and submit to the Governor and the Legislature by the first day of each regular legislative session a report on the amount of funds derived from the operation of the post exchange during the previous fiscal year and how those funds were used.
The superintendent may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code relating to the establishment and operation of the post exchange.
Acts, 2010 Reg. Sess., Ch. 32.