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367.40 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Application. For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. "Peace officer" has the meaning assigned in section 626.84.

Subd. 3. "Constable" means any individual employed or appointed by a political subdivision and licensed by the board of peace officer standards and training on or before April 21, 1988, who is charged with the prevention and detecting of crime, the enforcement of the criminal laws of the state, and who has full powers of arrest. The term applies even though the individual exercises powers and duties on a part-time basis with or without receipt of compensation.

Subd. 4. "Deputy constable" means any individual employed or appointed by a political subdivision to fulfill law enforcement duties but who is prohibited from carrying a firearm while exercising powers and duties and who has powers of arrest no greater than those of a citizen who is not a peace officer or constable. The term also includes individuals voluntarily assisting local police or sheriff departments unless they qualify as constables or peace officers.

Subd. 5. Part-time peace officer. "Part-time peace officer" has the meaning assigned to it in section 626.84.

HIST: 1978 c 681 s 3; 1982 c 595 s 8,9; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 563 s 1,2; 1990 c 401 art 1 s 1

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