Bill Text: DE HB452 | 2009-2010 | 145th General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Related To Probation And Parole Officers.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2010-07-27 - Signed by Governor [HB452 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2009-HB452-Draft.html


SPONSOR:

Rep. D.P. Williams & Sen. Ennis

 

Rep. Wilson

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

145th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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.".


SYNOPSIS

This Act grants constable powers to certain juvenile probation and parole officers working for the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services as designated by the Secretary of  the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families, including the authority to conduct searches, seizures, and arrest of juveniles on after-care status with the Division.Such authority will be granted if the officer has met minimum requirements of training and education deemed necessary by the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families and the Council on Police Training.

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