2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:9-117b - Appointment, transfer of certain law enforcement officers permitted.
40A:9-117b Appointment, transfer of certain law enforcement officers permitted.
1. a. For the purposes of P.L.1985, c.439 (C.40A:14-146.8 et seq.), a county sheriff of a county that has established a county police department or force shall be entitled to act as a local unit, as defined in that act, and appoint Class Two special law enforcement officers for the purposes set forth in subsection b. of this section.
b. Class Two special law enforcement officers appointed pursuant to subsection a. of this section may be authorized to perform court security duties for the Superior Court when deemed appropriate by the Assignment Judge of the county. Class Two officers appointed pursuant to this section shall be subject to the same requirements, rules, and regulations established by the Assignment Judge of the county for sheriff's officers performing court security within the Superior Court's facilities in that county. The particular court security duty assignments of Class Two officers appointed pursuant to this section shall be determined by the sheriff with the approval of the Assignment Judge of the county. The utilization of Class Two officers appointed pursuant to this section, and the court security assignments they are authorized to perform, shall be incorporated into the local court security plan as approved by the Assignment Judge of the county. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to alter or abrogate in any manner either the sheriff's responsibilities or the authority of the Assignment Judge under subsection d. of N.J.S.2B:6-1.
L.2013, c.21, s.1.