§15-8-4. Training of peace officers approved by the bureau.

The bureau may contract or agree with any state university or college in West Virginia or any other organization for such university, college or other organization to provide training for peace officers, which training shall embrace police techniques in detecting crime, apprehending criminals, securing and preserving evidence and responding to calls involving family violence. All law-enforcement officers selected by the various law-enforcement agencies, if their selection is approved by the bureau, shall receive such training free with the exception of actual cost of housing and meals.

The county commissions are authorized to pay the necessary travel and living expenses of sheriffs and deputies of their respective counties while receiving training.