A. The director and officers, agents and employees of the department or local or state law enforcement agencies the director designates are peace officers. The director may designate:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 28-369

  • Department: means the department of transportation acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • State: means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 28-101

1. Regular peace officers with like authority of other peace officers of this state or cities and towns of this state.

2. Specialty peace officers whose powers are limited to the enforcement of motor vehicle laws and rules.

B. The director and designated officers, agents and employees may exercise the powers prescribed in subsection A of this section throughout this state.

C. A regular peace officer designated pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section:

1. Shall meet the minimum qualifications established for peace officers pursuant to section 41-1822.

2. Except as provided in title 38, chapter 5, article 4, is not eligible to participate in the public safety personnel retirement system.

D. This section does not preempt the authority and jurisdiction of established agencies and political subdivisions of this state.

E. A peace officer as defined in section 41-1701 or a peace officer designated in subsection A of this section may require a vehicle that is subject to the fee in section 28-5433 or the requirements of sections 28-2321 through 28-2324 to stop at a port of entry in this state for the purpose of enforcing a motor vehicle law prescribed in this title. A person who fails to stop as required by this subsection is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.