CHAPTER 1

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT TO CLASSIFY TRAFFIC OFFICERS

AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 166 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TRAFFIC OFFICERS, BY PROVIDING THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE SHALL HOLD THE RANK OF COLONEL AND SHALL BE SO CLASSIFIED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Article 4 of Chapter 166 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 276 of Volume 45 of the Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing the first paragraph of 5747. Sec. 28 of said Article, as amended by Chapter 276 of Volume 45 of the Laws of Delaware, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

5747. Sec. 28. POLICE OFFICERS; DUTIES; CLASSIFICATIONS; SALARIES; POLICE POWERS:--The Department is authorized to appoint police officers whose primary duty shall be to compel the enforcement of all laws relating to the weight, speed and operation of vehicles on the public highways of the State. They shall be officially known and referred to as "State Police." The Department is further authorized to classify such State Police according to such rank as the Department shall determine, and according to the duties assigned to them from time to time by the Department, provided that the Superintendent of said State Police shall hold the rank of Colonel and shall be so classified by the said department.

Approved February 15, 1949.