2011 Connecticut Code
Title 29 Public Safety and State Police
Chapter 528 Department of Public Safety
Sec. 29-1b. (Formerly Sec. 28e-1). Department of Public Safety. Commissioner. Deputy commissioners. Division of State Police.

      Sec. 29-1b. (Formerly Sec. 28e-1). Department of Public Safety. Commissioner. Deputy commissioners. Division of State Police. (a) There shall be a Department of Public Safety. The department head shall be the Commissioner of Public Safety, who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 and 4-8 with the powers and duties therein prescribed. The commissioner shall be the chief administrative officer of the department and shall have the responsibility for providing a coordinated, integrated program for the protection of life and property. The commissioner may appoint not more than three deputy commissioners of public safety, who shall, under the direction of the commissioner, assist in the administration of the department.

      (b) There shall be within the Department of Public Safety a Division of State Police. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall serve as administrative head and commanding officer of the State Police Division. In his capacity as administrative head said commanding officer of the Division of State Police may delegate his jurisdiction of the affairs of the Division of State Police to a deputy commissioner who shall have the powers and privileges conferred by statute upon a state policeman.

      (c) Said department shall constitute a successor department to the Department of State Police in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-38d and 4-39.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 485, 610; P.A. 90-337, S. 1, 8; P.A. 99-218, S. 2, 16.)

      History: (Revisor's note: Sec. 29-1b was formerly published as Sec. 28e-1. In 1983 it was decided that a separate title 28e devoted to public safety was unnecessary and the title was abolished and this section transferred to its present number. At the same time title 29 was expanded with the transfer from title 19 of several topics which were brought under the jurisdiction of the department of public safety by public act 77-614, entitled An Act Concerning the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of State Government, and subsequent legislation); P.A. 90-337 amended Subsec. (a) to permit commissioner to appoint not more than two deputy commissioners; P.A. 99-218 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the commissioner to appoint not more than three deputy commissioners, effective July 1, 1999.

      See chapter 529 (Sec. 29-1zz et seq.) re Division of State Police.

      Cited. 14 CA 376.

      Subsec. (b):

      Cited. 197 C. 698.

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