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Chapter 84

< > Effective - 06 Nov 2012, see footnote    bottom

  84.343.  Purpose of establishing a municipal police force, St. Louis City — written license required, when, penalty. — 1.  Subject to the provisions of sections 84.344 to 84.346, any city not within a county may establish a municipal police force for the purposes of:

  (1)  Preserving the public peace, welfare, and order;

  (2)  Preventing crime and arresting suspected offenders;

  (3)  Enforcing the laws of the state and ordinances of the city;

  (4)  Exercising all powers available to a police force under generally applicable state law; and

  (5)  Regulating and licensing all private watchmen, private detectives, and private policemen serving or acting as such in said city.

  2.  Any person who acts as a private watchman, private detective, or private policeman in said cities without having obtained a written license from said cities is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 2012 Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, November 6, 2012)

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