Full Statute Name:  West's Colorado Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 30. Government--County. County Powers and Functions. General. Article 15. Regulation Under Police Power. Part 1. Control and Licensing of Pet Animals. Animal control officers--peace officer designation

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Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2014 Alternate Citation:  C. R. S. A. § 30-15-105 Date Adopted:  1977
Summary:

This Colorado statute provides that personnel engaged in animal control may issue citations or summonses and complaints enforcing the county dog control resolution or any other county resolution concerning the control of pet animals or municipal ordinance.  Officers assigned to this capacity may be referred to as "peace officers."

Statute Text: 

Personnel engaged in animal control, however titled or administratively assigned, may issue citations or summonses and complaints enforcing the county dog control resolution or any other county resolution concerning the control of pet animals or municipal ordinance without regard to the certification requirements of part 3 of article 31 of title 24, C.R.S. Personnel so engaged shall be included within the definition of “peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical service provider engaged in the performance of his or her duties” in section 18-3-201(2), C.R.S. Nothing in this part 1 is intended to vest authority in any person so engaged to enforce any resolution, ordinance, or statute other than the county dog control resolution or any other county resolution concerning the control of pet animals or municipal ordinance.

Credits

Repealed and reenacted by Laws 1977, H.B.1716, § 1, eff. July 7, 1977. Amended by Laws 1983, S.B.275, § 9, eff. June 3, 1983; Laws 1992, H.B.92-1192, § 8, eff. March 6, 1992; Laws 1994, H.B.94-1137, § 13, eff. May 22, 1994; Laws 1997, H.B.97-1220, § 56, eff. Aug. 6, 1997; Laws 2014, Ch. 336, § 13, eff. Aug. 6, 2014.

 

 

 

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