2011 Connecticut Code
Title 51 Courts
Chapter 886 Division of Criminal Justice
Sec. 51-286. Chief inspectors. Inspectors. Assistance of state and local police.

      Sec. 51-286. Chief inspectors. Inspectors. Assistance of state and local police. (a) The Chief State's Attorney shall appoint four suitable persons to assist, on a state-wide basis, all the state's attorneys and whose title shall be chief inspector. The Chief State's Attorney shall appoint such inspectors as the criminal business of the office of the Chief State's Attorney, in the opinion of the Chief State's Attorney, may require, and each state's attorney may appoint such inspectors as the criminal business of the judicial district, in the opinion of the Chief State's Attorney, may require. Each inspector shall make investigations concerning criminal offenses which the Chief State's Attorney or the appropriate state's attorney may have reason to believe have been committed or which may be committed and to assist in all investigations and other matters pertaining to the criminal business of the office or the judicial district and in procuring evidence for the state in any criminal matter, provided, to the extent practicable, one of the inspectors appointed by the Chief State's Attorney shall investigate, and procure evidence in, environmental matters on a full-time basis.

      (b) Any person so appointed shall have the same power of arrest within the state as has any officer of the state police. Any chief inspector or inspector may exercise any power, authority or privilege that may have been exercised by any county detective prior to July 1, 1973, or any chief detective or detective in the Division of Criminal Justice prior to October 1, 1976.

      (c) The provisions of chapter 65 and chapter 66 pertaining to disability compensation and death benefits and retirement provisions shall remain in full force and effect as to chief inspectors and inspectors appointed under the provisions of this section.

      (d) This section shall not be construed to limit the authority of the Division of Criminal Justice to require the assistance of state and local police departments in the investigation of any matter with which the division is concerned. If any such assistance is required, the Division of Criminal Justice shall have primacy concerning any such investigation, provided the state and local police shall maintain any investigatory authority provided by law. Any conflict between the Division of Criminal Justice and the state and local police with respect to any such investigation shall be resolved by the Chief State's Attorney.

      (e) All state and local police, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies shall cooperate with the division in carrying out the provisions of this chapter and shall provide such information and assign such personnel as may be required.

      (P.A. 73-122, S. 8, 27; P.A. 74-186, S. 5, 12; P.A. 76-111, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 486, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 82-248, S. 140; P.A. 86-213, S. 1; 86-403, S. 119, 132; P.A. 89-345, S. 6; P.A. 90-110, S. 2, 3.)

      History: P.A. 74-186 specified that chief detectives and detectives have powers exercised by county detectives prior to July 1, 1973; P.A. 76-111 amended section as necessary to replace chief detectives and detectives with chief inspectors and inspectors; P.A. 77-614 and 78-303 made state police department a division within the department of public safety, effective January 1, 1979, but did not change wording of section to reflect the change; P.A. 82-248 rephrased the section and inserted Subsec. indicators; P.A. 86-213 amended Subsec. (d) by adding provision re primacy of division of criminal justice and resolution of conflict between division of criminal justice and police re criminal investigation by chief state's attorney; P.A. 86-403 increased number of chief inspectors from three to four; P.A. 89-345 amended Subsec. (a) re appointment of inspectors, providing that the chief state's attorney shall appoint such inspectors as business in office of chief state's attorney shall require, and each state's attorney shall appoint such inspectors as the business of judicial district shall require; P.A. 90-110 amended Subsec. (a) to require that, to the extent practicable, one inspector handle environmental matters full-time.

      Subsec. (d):

      Cited. 221 C. 300.

      Cited. 42 CS 291.

      Subsec. (e):

      Cited. 221 C. 300.

      Cited. 42 CS 291.

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