A “state law enforcement officer” shall be defined as a full-time state employee who has the power of a peace officer and who is sworn to uphold the laws and Constitution of the State of Alabama and has the power of arrest and who complies with the Minimum Standards and Training Act.

(Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 127, p. 2824, §3.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-6

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.