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RELATING TO STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 65, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "PRISONS AND PRISONERS" TO GIVE POLICE POWERS TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS.

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

Section 1. Subchapter IV, Chapter 65, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following new section at the end thereof:

§ 6534. Police powers of correctional officers and employees; limitations

All correctional. officers and employees of the Board shall have the full power of a State police officer while on duty: (1) at one of the correctional institutions, or (2) in charge of prisoners. at any place within the State and while going to or returning from such duty, or (3) searching for escaped prisoners; provided, however, that only those correctional officers and employees who have been sworn in by the Director shall have the power of a police officer hereunder. The Board shall provide appropriate identification for all such correctional officers and employees.

Approved May 6, 1957.