CHAPTER 176 - SMYRNA

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 192, VOLUME 36, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF SMYRNA" BY ENLARGING THE POLICE POWERS OF THE SAID "THE TOWN OF SMYRNA."

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all of the members elected to each Branch of the Legislature concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 192 of Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, being an Act entitled "An Act To Reincorporate The Town Of Smyrna" be amended by adding a new paragraph to Section 24 (Police and Jail) of said Act to follow immediately after the first paragraph of Section 24, which first paragraph ends with the words "at any time for cause and in accordance with Section 11 of this Act", which said new paragraph of said Section 24 shall be, as follows:

"Each town constable appointed by the Council of said Town as aforesaid, and each member of the police force of said Town, shall be vested with full power and authority, in the case of the pursuit of an offender for violation of any law of the State of Delaware or ordinance of "The Town of Smyrna" for an offense committed or which had its inception within the corporate limits of the said Town, to complete the pursuit and apprehension of such an offender beyond the town limits of said Town, without limitation, and in either Kent County or New Castle County, as may be necessary to apprehend such offender, and the Alderman of "The Town of Smyrna", and any Justice of the Peace residing in the Town of Smyrna, shall have the same jurisdiction in all such cases in the same manner as if the offender was apprehended within the corporate limits of the said "The Town of Smyrna."

Approved April 18, 1935.