CHAPTER 177

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 334

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE POWER TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN LOCAL POLICEMEN TO HAVE STATEWIDE POLICE POWERS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding a new section, designated as Section 2516, at the end thereof to read as follows:

§ 2516. Authorization for local and out-of-State policemen

(a) The Attorney General may authorize such members of any county or municipal police departments as he deems necessary to have full statewide police, arrest and enforcement powers equivalent to those powers held by members of the Delaware State Police. The Attorney General shall give such authorization by oath for such period of time as he specifies. He shall have the authority to withdraw such authorization whenever he deems necessary.

(b) Such local policemen who have received such authorization shall remain for all other purposes as members of their respective police departments.

(c) The Attorney General may authorize such members of police forces of jurisdictions outside the State of Delaware as he deems necessary to have full statewide police, arrest and enforcement powers equivalent to those powers held by members of the Delaware State Police. Such authorization shall be given under the procedures and conditions prescribed in subsections (a) and (b) hereof.

Approved July 11, 1973.