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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 324

Effective - 28 Aug 2007 bottom

  324.1146.  Licensure of law enforcement officers, qualifications. — Law enforcement officers who perform private investigations shall be licensed under this chapter subject to the following qualifications and limitations:

  (1)  The board may waive testing for law enforcement officers currently certified under existing peace officer standards and training requirements under chapter 590;

  (2)  Law enforcement officers shall pay the appropriate licensing fees;

  (3)  Law enforcement officers shall assume individual liability for their actions while performing private investigations, complying with any insurance or bonding requirements imposed under sections 324.1100 to 324.1148;

  (4)  Law enforcement officers shall not utilize their official capacity in the course of a private investigation, including but not limited to:

  (a)  Accessing information intended only for police officials.  Law enforcement officers shall comply with the legal limits on access to the information of private citizens;

  (b)  Utilizing any official item, such as a uniform, badge, or vehicle, while performing a private investigation.  Law enforcement officers shall provide their own equipment;

  (c)  Utilizing law enforcement officer arrest and use of force standards.  Law enforcement officers shall use private citizen arrest and use of force standards while operating as a private investigator;

  (5)  Law enforcement officers shall produce evidence of training and experience concerning the legal limits imposed on private investigations or pass a test on such subject produced by the board; and

  (6)  The provisions of sections 324.1100 to 324.1148 shall not apply to law enforcement officers who provide only private security services and not private investigator services.

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(L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308)


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