(a) The Department of Public Safety has authority for enforcement of this chapter and the regulations adopted under this chapter. Nothing in this chapter authorizes a department or board to enter into an agreement with a department or agency of the federal government that cedes state authority for the management of its waterways to the federal government.

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 05.25.080

  • peace officer: means

    (A) an officer of the state troopers. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(b) A peace officer, other than a person employed by the federal government, may enforce this chapter and, in the exercise of enforcement, may stop and, if the peace officer has probable cause to believe a violation of this chapter has occurred, board watercraft subject to this chapter. A peace officer may issue a citation as provided in AS 12.25.175 § 12.25.230 to a person who violates a provision of this chapter.

(c) A person employed by the Department of Natural Resources, or a person, other than a person employed by the federal government, authorized by the commissioner under AS 41.21.955 (a), acting as a peace officer, may enforce this chapter and regulations adopted under this chapter only in units of the state park system.