CHAPTER 73

AN ACT AMENDING § 7704, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PAROLE OFFICERS.

WHEREAS, the Board of Parole has under, its jurisdiction many persons who require supervision while on parole and there are many cases of applicants requiring investigation; and

WHEREAS, the demands upon the Board of Parole are greater than can be met without additional parole officers; and

WHEREAS, pending the improvement of our correctional services by proposed legislation, temporary assistance is needed by the Board of Parole, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. § 7704, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

§ 7704. Parole officers; appointment and duties; compensation

(a) The Board of Parole shall appoint such parole officers as the Board deems necessary, to serve at the pleasure of the Board. Their compensation shall be fixed by the Board.

(b) Parole officers shall investigate applicants for parole, supervise persons on parole and do and perform all duties usually performed by parole officers and as the Board may determine. They shall be vested with all the powers of a State constable.

(c) Parole officers shall have at least a Master's Degree in an approved school of social work, with knowledge, training and experience as the Board shall determine, except that when suitable persons with a Master's Degree are unattainable, a minimum of an earned Bachelor's Degree in the social sciences, and two years training or experience in other aspects of social work may be deemed adequate.

Section 2. The provisions of § 7704 (c), Title 11, Delaware Code, enacted herein, shall not apply to any person employed by the Board at the time this Act becomes effective.

Approved June 24, 1963.