626.77 PEACE OFFICERS FROM ADJOINING STATES; FEDERAL LAW
Subdivision 1. Arrest authority.
A peace officer of a state adjoining Minnesota and a federal
law enforcement officer have the same authority to arrest and hold an individual in custody as has
any peace officer of this state if all of the following circumstances are present:
(1) the officer is on duty and is acting on a request for assistance by a peace officer of this
(2) while in this state, the officer acts under the direction of the peace officer to whom
the officer is rendering assistance;
(3) while in this state, the officer acts in accordance with the rules and regulations of the
officer's own appointive or elective authority; and
(4) upon effecting an arrest, the officer surrenders custody of the arrested individual to a
peace officer of this state without unnecessary delay.
Subd. 2. Tort liability; indemnification.
A peace officer from an adjoining state or a federal
law enforcement officer who responds to a request for assistance and who acts in accordance with
subdivision 1 is serving in the regular line of duty as fully as though the service was within the
officer's jurisdiction. For the purposes of section
and chapter 466, the officer is deemed to
be an employee of the elective or appointive agency of the peace officer requesting assistance.
Subd. 3. Definition.
As used in this section, "federal law enforcement officer" means an
officer or employee whether employed inside or outside the state of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Marshal Service, the
Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Department of Homeland
Security, or the United States Postal Inspection Service, or their successor agencies, who is
responsible for the prevention or detection of crimes or for the enforcement of the United States
Code and who is authorized to arrest, with or without a warrant, any individual for a violation
of the United States Code.
History: 1994 c 441 s 1; 2001 c 16 s 1; 2006 c 260 art 1 s 40