(1) Subject to the restrictions set forth in subsection (2) of section 81-1438, law enforcement reserve officers, upon being activated by the sheriff, the mayor, or the chief of police, and while on assigned duty, shall be vested with the same rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of any other peace officer of this state.

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 81-1443

  • Peace officer: shall include sheriffs, coroners, jailers, marshals, police officers, state highway patrol officers, members of the National Guard on active service by direction of the Governor during periods of emergency, and all other persons with similar authority to make arrests. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • State: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801

(2) No person appointed to the reserve force may carry a weapon or otherwise act as a peace officer until such person has been approved by the governing body. After approval, such person may carry a weapon only when authorized by the sheriff or chief of police and when discharging official duties as a duly constituted peace officer.

(3) Law enforcement reserve officers shall be subordinate to regular force officers, shall not serve as a peace officer unless under the direction of regular officers, and when serving with regular force officers shall wear no insignia of rank. Each department for which a reserve force is established shall appoint a regular force officer as the reserve force coordinating and supervising officer. Such regular officer shall report directly to the sheriff or the chief of police.