CHAPTER 235

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 83, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "STATE POLICE", RELATING TO EXPANDING THE STATE POLICE FORCE, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Chapter 83, § 8301, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following:

There shall be not more than 250 police officers on active duty.

Section 2. Pursuant to the provisions in Section 1 above, the State Highway Department is directed to increase the manpower of the Delaware State Police by an additional 70 officers, as follows: an increase of 35 officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1961, and a further increase of 35 officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1962.

Section 3. Forty officers of the 70 additional officers shall be assigned to New Castle County throughout each of the two fiscal years beginning July 1, 1961, and July 1, 1962. The remaining 30 new officers shall be assigned to troops in Kent and Sussex Counties at the discretion of the department.

Section 4. In addition to any other funds appropriated to the State Highway Department and if not otherwise provided for in the annual appropriation act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Highway Department the sum of $203,550.00 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1961, to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Section 5. The said appropriation shall be expended during the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 1961, as follows:

Salaries $154,000.00

Operations 49,550.00

$203,550.00

Section 6. This act is a supplemental appropriation and the. State Treasurer is directed to pay the funds hereby appropriated upon warrants signed by the proper officers of the State Highway Department, out of funds in the General. Fund not otherwise appropriated.

Approved December 12, 1961.