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FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 253

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 83, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE POLICE.

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

Section 1. Chapter 83, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, is amended by striking the existing Section 8302 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 8302:

§ 8302. Powers and duties

(a) State Police shall have police powers similar to those of sheriffs, constables and other police officers, and shall be conservators of the peace throughout the State, and they shall suppress all acts of violence, and enforce all laws relating to the safety of persons and property.

(b) When police officers of local jurisdictions are acting outside their respective jurisdictions as conservators of the peace in response to a request for assistance from the State Police, those local officers shall be considered to be acting as State Police officers and shall have the powers of arrest thereof.

Approved July 3, 1971.