1. Exercise of law enforcement powers. Investigative officers and other employees of the department who are certified by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as law enforcement officers may exercise the powers of other law enforcement officers with respect to crimes or juvenile crimes relating to the security or orderly management of a facility and engage in any other activity that is related to the administration of criminal justice as defined inTitle 16, section 703, subsection 1 for the purposes of the Criminal History Record Information Act or as defined inTitle 16, section 803, subsection 2 for the purposes of the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act, the administration of juvenile criminal justice or the administration of juvenile justice, if authorized to exercise these powers by the commissioner. These employees may issue administrative subpoenas, if authorized to exercise these powers by the commissioner and by the Attorney General or the Attorney General’s designee. These powers are in addition to any powers the employees may otherwise have as employees of the department. Internal investigations of employees of the department must be conducted pursuant to any applicable collective bargaining agreement.
[PL 2015, c. 470, §19 (AMD).]
Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 3011
- Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Corrections or his designee, except that, when the term "commissioner and only the commissioner" is used, the term applies only to the person appointed Commissioner of Corrections and not to any designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
- Department: means the Department of Corrections. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 1001
2. Working agreement. The commissioner shall negotiate a working agreement with the Department of the Attorney General concerning procedures and respective responsibilities for the exercise of law enforcement powers by investigative officers and other employees pursuant to subsection 1.
[PL 2013, c. 80, §6 (AMD).]
PL 1997, c. 102, §2 (NEW). PL 2007, c. 102, §8 (AMD). PL 2009, c. 142, §16 (AMD). PL 2013, c. 80, §6 (AMD). PL 2015, c. 470, §19 (AMD).