CHAPTER 371

RELATING TO STATE DETECTIVES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 87, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE DETECTIVES BY PROVIDING FOR THEIR APPOINTMENT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, FIXING THEIR SALARIES AND THEIR DUTIES WITH MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCES TO SERVE REQUISITIONS AND BE PAID ACTUAL EXPENSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 8701, Chapter 87, Title 11 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting in lieu thereof two new paragraphs to read as follows:

(a) The Attorney General may appoint three (3) suitable persons to be detectives for the State of Delaware and to hold office at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

(b) The detective assigned * to New Castle County shall receive a salary of $4,500 per annum.

The detective assigned to Kent County shall receive a salary of $3,000 per annum.

The detective assigned to Sussex County shall receive a salary of $3,000 per annum.

The salaries of all State Detectives shall be payable in equal monthly installments upon the certificate of the Attorney General that they have faithfully performed the duties of their offices during the preceding month.

Detectives appointed under this chapter shall not be held to be officers within the scope and meaning of Section 13, Article 3 of the Constitution, but shall be held and considered to be special police officers for the Attorney General.

Section 3. Section 8703 (b), Chapter 87, Title 11, of the Delaware Code is amended to read as follows :

(b) Any State Detective or any police officer of the State or of any subdivision thereof shall, when so requested by the Governor or the Attorney General, serve requisition made by the Governor and for this shall not receive any compensation, but shall receive actual expenses. Such expenses shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of general funds not otherwise appropriated, upon the production of vouchers, approved by the Attorney General.

Approved July 1, 1955.