CHAPTER 178 – CITIES AND TOWNS – 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 TOWN OF SMYRNA.

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

SECTION ONE.— 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 second paragraph of Section 24, which second paragraph ends with the words "and the protection of the persons and property of all inhabitants of said Town," 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 the same power and authority in all cases of breach of the peace or violation of any laws of the State of Delaware or of any ordinance of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA, to preserve order, protect the property of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA and in any lawful manner carry out their duties as police officers at or on any property now owned or hereafter acquired by THE TOWN OF SMYRNA and which lies outside of the corporate limits of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA as if such act or acts had taken place within the corporate limits of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA; and the Alderman of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA, and also any Justice of the Peace residing in THE TOWN OF SMYRNA, if at any time the Alderman be not available, shall have the same jurisdiction in all such cases arising at or on any property now owned or hereafter acquired by THE TOWN OF SMYRNA, and which lies outside of the corporate limits of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA, as if such act or acts had taken place within the corporate limits of THE TOWN OF SMYRNA."

Approved April 18, 1941.