Sec. 34. (a) The special police authorized by this chapter possess all the common law and statutory powers of the police of the entity that established the authority by ordinance, including the power of fresh pursuit upon adjoining streets and roads.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 8-22-3-34

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.

(b) An operator (as defined in IC 5-23-2-8) who enters into an operating agreement with an authority under IC 5-23 may exercise the special police powers granted by this section during the term of the operating agreement. A person employed by an operator to exercise special police powers under this subsection must have training that is at least equivalent to the minimum training requirements established for law enforcement officers under IC 5-2-1.

(c) This section does not apply to an authority that was established under IC 19-6-3 (before its repeal on April 1, 1980).

[Pre-Local Government Recodification Citations: 19-6-2-41; 19-6-3.5-39.]

As added by Acts 1980, P.L.8, SEC.73. Amended by P.L.3-1990, SEC.44; P.L.84-1996, SEC.1; P.L.49-1997, SEC.37.