2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 2A - ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
2a:161
2A:161-1 - Appointment of citizen to make immediate arrest 

2A:161-1.    Appointment of citizen to make immediate arrest 
     2A:161-1. In all criminal complaints before a judge of the Superior Court or a municipal court, where in the opinion of such judge, public justice shall require that a warrant for the arrest of the alleged offender issue and be executed immediately, and no person authorized to make an arrest can be had in time, such judge may, by writing, under his hand and seal, appoint some fit person, who shall be a citizen of this State, to execute the warrant, who shall have the same authority in the premises in all respects and be subject to the same liability as a constable. 

L.1951 (1st SS), c.344; amended 1991,c.91,s.133. 
 

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