2020 New York Laws
CPL - Criminal Procedure
Part 1 - General Provisions
Title A - Short Title, Applicability and Definitions
Article 2 - Peace Officers
2.16 - Watershed Protection and Enforcement Officers; Powers, Duties, Jurisdiction for Arrests.

Universal Citation: NY Crim Pro L § 2.16 (2020)
§  2.16  Watershed  protection and enforcement officers; powers, duties,
           jurisdiction for arrests.
  1. Watershed protection and enforcement officers appointed by the city
of Peekskill shall have the powers set forth  in  paragraphs  (a),  (b),
(c),  (f),  (g),  and  (h)  of  subdivision  one of section 2.20 of this
article; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be deemed
to authorize such officer to carry, possess, repair,  or  dispose  of  a
firearm unless the appropriate license therefor has been issued pursuant
to section 400.00 of the penal law. Watershed protection and enforcement
officers  shall  complete the training requirements set forth in section
2.30 of this article.
  2. The  city  of  Peekskill  may  appoint  the  following  persons  as
watershed protection and enforcement officers:

(a) the water superintendent;

(b) the deputy assistant to the water superintendent; and

(c) the watershed inspector or inspectors. 3. The duties of the watershed protection and enforcement officers shall be to enforce those provisions of the environmental conservation law and the penal law which relate to the contamination of water in those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed located within the city of Peekskill, including its reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries, and those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed and Wiccopee reservoir located outside of the city of Peekskill in the counties of Putnam and Westchester, including its reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries. 4. Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of subdivision thirty-four-a of section 1.20 of this title and paragraph (b) of subdivision five of section 140.25 of this chapter, watershed protection and enforcement officers are authorized to make arrests and issue appearance tickets in those areas of the Hollow Brook watershed and Wiccopee reservoir located outside of the city of Peekskill in the counties of Putnam and Westchester, including along its reservoirs, shoreline, and tributaries.

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