Bill Summary for H 55 (2017-2018)

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Feb 7 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 55 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 7, 2017
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF APEX TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF CARY ON THE GROUNDS OF THE TEMPORARY APEX HIGH SCHOOL IN CARY.
Intro. by Adcock, Williams, Dollar, Duane Hall.

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Applicable only to the Towns of Apex and Cary, enacts GS 160A-288.2A, Municipalities have concurrent jurisdiction on public school property. Authorizes the chief of police to provide assistance to another municipal police department located in an adjacent municipality in enforcing the laws of North Carolina on property owned by the county board of education. Requires assistance to be in accordance with the rules, policies, or guidelines officially adopted by the governing body of the municipality providing assistance and subject to any conditions or restriction included therein. Allows the assistance to include allowing officers of the assisting police department to work in the adjacent police department's jurisdiction and lending equipment and supplies.

Confers upon an officer working under this authority the same jurisdiction, powers, rights, privileges, and immunities as the officers of the adjacent police department, in addition to those the officer normally possesses. Specifically confers those rights, privileges, and immunities relating to the defense of civil actions and the payment of judgments. Places an officer on duty with the adjacent police department under the lawful operational commands of the superior officers of the assisting police department. Provides that the officer will remain under the control of the assisting police department for personnel and administrative purposes, including pay, and remains entitled to workers' compensation and the same benefits when acting pursuant to this statute as though the officer was functioning within the normal scope of the officer's duties. Clarifies that nothing in the statute should be interpreted as reducing the jurisdiction or authority of State law enforcement officers. 

Expires July 1, 2020.

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