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367.401 Law enforcement officers; appointment; constables.

Subdivision 1. Appointment. The town, by majority vote at its annual meeting, may decide to authorize the town board to form a law enforcement agency and appoint law enforcement officers. The positions may be filled by a combination of peace officers or part-time peace officers. The number of part-time peace officers must not exceed three.

Subd. 2. Chief law enforcement officer. The board of supervisors shall designate one of its law enforcement officers as the chief law enforcement officer of the agency.

Subd. 3. Reserve officers. A town may appoint reserve officers as defined by section 626.84.

Subd. 4. Requirements. Towns that had either peace officers or constables, or both, on April 21, 1988, have met the requirements for forming a law enforcement agency.

HIST: 1988 c 563 s 3; 1990 c 401 art 1 s 1