HOUSE BILL NO. 452
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Title 11, Chapter 43, Subchapter II, § 4321 of the Delaware Code by adding subsection (f) to that section as follows:
"(f) Specialized Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, assigned to the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services and as designated and sworn by the Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, shall exercise the same powers as constables exercise under the laws of this State, and may conduct searches of individuals under the supervision of the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families’ Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services in accordance with agency procedure, while in the performance of the lawful duties of their employment, and shall execute lawful orders, warrants and other process as directed to such officer by any court or judge; however, a Specialized Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer shall have such above-enumerated powers and duties only if the officer has met the minimum requirements of training and education deemed necessary by the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families and the Council on Police Training.".
Approved July 27, 2010