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Title XVI CONSERVATION, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 252

Effective - 07 Jul 1997, see footnote bottom

  252.085.  Arrests by commission agents certified as peace officers or instructors, powers, limitation. — 1.  All authorized agents of the commission who have attained proper certification as peace officers in accordance with the provisions of chapter 590 and all authorized agents of the commission who attain proper certification as instructors under chapter 590 are hereby declared to be officers of the state of Missouri and shall be so deemed and taken in all courts having jurisdiction of offenses against the laws of this state.

  2.  All such agents shall have full power and authority as now or hereafter vested by law in peace officers when working with and at the special request of the sheriff of any county, or the chief of police of any city, or under the direction of the superintendent of the state highway patrol; except that the authorized agent of the commission who is working in any county as provided in this section and section 252.225 and at the request of any agency other than that of the county sheriff's department shall notify immediately the sheriff or the sheriff's designee of the county where the request originated.

  3.  All authorized agents may arrest, without warrant or process of any kind, any person who they have probable cause to believe has committed or is in the process of committing any violation of the laws of the state of Missouri, on all lands owned, operated, managed, or leased by the commission, or when such probable cause is established incidental to the enforcement of the laws of the state of Missouri which such agents have been authorized by statute to enforce on all lands not owned, operated, managed, or leased by the commission.

  4.  All authorized agents shall also be declared to be peace officers of the state of Missouri and shall have jurisdiction and may arrest, without warrant or process of any kind, any person who they have probable cause to believe has committed or is in the process of committing a violation of section 569.055, 569.065, 569.067*, 569.100, 569.120, 569.140, or 569.150, except that no arrest without warrant may be made on any lands not owned, operated, managed or leased by the commission for violations of section 569.100, 569.120, 569.140, or 569.150, except upon the complaint of the landowner upon whose land such alleged violation occurred and no arrest may be made without a warrant for the commission of a misdemeanor committed outside the presence of the agent.

  5.  In addition to the powers prescribed in this section, all persons certified as peace officers in accordance with the provisions of chapter 590 and authorized agents of the conservation commission as provided in subsection 1 of this section may arrest on view, and without a warrant, at any place within this state, any person the certified officer or agent sees asserting physical force for the purpose of causing or creating a substantial risk of death or serious injury to any person.

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(L. 1981 S.B. 112, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1669, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1398, A.L. 1997 H.B. 424)

Effective 7-07-97

*Section 569.067 was repealed by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.


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