§ 401 Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security is established as follows for the administrative, ministerial, budgetary and clerical functions for the enforcement of the alcohol laws of this Code and youth access to tobacco laws in §§ 1115 through 1127 of Title 11.
§ 402 Location of office.
§ 403 Duties and powers of the Division.
The Division shall:
(1) Investigate, prevent and arrest for violations of this title, make seizure of alcoholic liquor, manufactured, sold, kept or transported in contravention thereof, and confiscate such alcoholic liquor whenever required by any provision of this title;
(2) Arrange for the proper sampling, testing and analyzing of alcoholic liquor offered for sale in this State upon receipt of a complaint regarding health by entering into an agreement with the Director of Forensic Science Laboratories of the Department of Health and Social Services to test alcoholic liquor product when requested by the Division. This subsection does not apply to home breweries.
(3) Only require an inventory by a package store licensee if it has evidence to support a finding that such licensee has violated this title.
§ 404 Employees of the Division.
The Department of Safety and Homeland Security shall appoint, employ or dismiss every officer or employee necessary for carrying out the work of the Division, establish salaries, subject to the Annual Appropriation in the Budget Act, and assign them their official titles and duties, and engage the services of experts and persons engaged in the practice of a profession at the discretion of the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. At the discretion of the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, officers and employees appointed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security shall have the police powers of constables and other police officers of the State, counties and other subdivisions of the State, and they shall be conservators of the peace throughout the State, and they shall be eligible for certification by the Council on Police Training, and may suppress all acts of violence and enforce the provisions of this title.