2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:19-15.16C - Powers, Authority Of Certified Animal Control Officer.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:19-15.16C (2016) What's This?

4:19-15.16c Powers, authority of certified animal control officer.

8. A certified animal control officer authorized pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1983, c.525 (C.4:19-15.16b) shall have the power and authority, within the jurisdiction of the municipality or other entity employing, or contracting for, the animal control officer to:

a. Enforce all laws or ordinances enacted for the protection of animals, including, but not limited to, animal control, animal welfare and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of the municipality;

b. Investigate and sign complaints concerning any violation of an animal control, animal welfare or animal cruelty law of the State or ordinance of the municipality; and

c. Act, by virtue of the officer's appointment or employment and in addition to any other power and authority, as an officer for the detection, apprehension and arrest of offenders against the animal control, animal welfare and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of the municipality.

Upon a request for assistance by a municipality or other entity that does not employ, or contract for, the certified animal control officer, a certified animal control officer may, within the jurisdiction of that municipality or other entity making the request, exercise the powers and authority granted pursuant to this section.


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