CHAPTER 475

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL

NO. 392 AS AMENDED

BY HOUSE AMENDMENT

NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, SECTION 522 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AS TO SUPERIOR COURT BAILIFFS, CRIERS, PAGES AND PEACE OFFICERS.

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

Section 1. Section 522, Title 10, Delaware Code, is hereby repealed and a new section enacted and inserted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 522. Bailiffs, criers and pages

(a) The Superior Court may appoint and remove at pleasure such number of bailiffs, criers, and pages as shall be necessary for the proper operation of the Court. They shall receive such compensation as shall from time to time be determined by the Superior Court. They shall perform such duties and have such powers in connection with attendance upon the Court as the Court may from time to time prescribe and shall receive no other fees or compensation.

(b) From its staff of bailiffs, criers, and pages, the Court may appoint by Court order peace officers, who shall have, during the stated terms of such appointment, unless sooner rescinded by Court order, county-wide jurisdiction in the County of their employment; and who shall have such powers normally incident to peace officers, including, but not limited to, the power to make arrests in a criminal case. The order appointing such peace officers shall be recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County where they are employed in the same manner as gubernatorial commissions.

Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall become effective upon signature by the Governor.

Approved June 30, 1972.