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"Peace officer" means <select one or more of the following:>

  • a member of the division of state police within the department ofemergency services and public protection or an organized local police department.

  • a chief inspector or inspector in the division of criminal justice.

  • a state marshal while exercising authority granted under any provision of the general statutes.

  • a judicial marshal in the performance of the duties of a judicial marshal.

  • a conservation officer or special conservation officer.1

  • a constable who performs criminal law enforcement duties.

  • a special policeman for state property.2

  • a special policeman for investigating public assistance fraud.3

  • a special policeman for utility and transportation companies.4

  • an adult probation officer.

  • an official of the department of correction authorized by the commissioner of correction to make arrests in a correctional institution or facility.

  • any investigator in the investigations unit of the office of the state treasurer.

  • any special agent of the federal government authorized to enforce the provisions of Title 21 of the United States Code.

  • a member of a law enforcement unit of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe or the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut created and governed by a memorandum of agreement who is certified as a police officer by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.


1 As defined in General Statutes 26-5.

2 Appointed under General Statutes 29-18.

3 Appointed under General Statutes 29-18a.

4 Appointed under General Statutes 29-19.

Source:  General Statutes 53a-3 (9) (applies to Penal Code).  




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