2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 40 — Public health and safety
RS 40:2402 — Definitions


LA Rev Stat § 40:2402 What's This?

§2402. Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(1) "Governmental entity" means any board, authority, commission, department, office, division, or agency of the state or any of its local political subdivisions.

(2) "Law enforcement training course" means a basic or advanced course of study certified by the council on peace officer standards and training, for the purpose of educating and training persons in the skills and techniques required of a peace officer in the discharge of his duties.

(3)(a) "Peace officer" means any full-time employee of the state, a municipality, a sheriff, or other public agency, whose permanent duties actually include the making of arrests, the performing of searches and seizures, or the execution of criminal warrants, and is responsible for the prevention or detection of crime or for the enforcement of the penal, traffic, or highway laws of this state, but not including any elected or appointed head of a law enforcement department.

(b) "Peace officer" shall also include those sheriff's deputies whose duties include the care, custody, and control of inmates.

(c) "Peace officer" shall also include full-time military police officers within the Military Department, State of Louisiana.

(d) "Peace officer" shall also include full-time security personnel employed by the Supreme Court of the state of Louisiana.

(4) "Training center" means any school, academy, institute, or any place of learning whatsoever, which offers or conducts a law enforcement training course.

Added by Acts 1976, No. 397, §1. Amended by Acts 1979, No. 489, §1; Acts 1984, No. 493, §1; Acts 2001, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 8, §2, eff. Oct. 16, 2001; Acts 2003, No. 817, §1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2009, No. 97, §1.

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