[Ord. No. 07-166 §1, 11-27-2007]
The Prosecuting Attorney shall:
When necessary, appoint any Federal, State, County, municipal or private attorney as a special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney; such appointee shall have all the qualifications and powers of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Such appointments shall be done in writing and shall specify the duration and duties assigned to the special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. All costs associated with the appointment of a special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney shall be paid out of the Prosecuting Attorney's budget.
Serve as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the office of the Prosecuting Attorney and, as such, the Prosecuting Attorney shall, subject to appropriation and establishment of positions with the Personnel Administration Plan, designate criminal investigators within the Prosecuting Attorney's Office as Law Enforcement Officers who, as such, shall possess the duties and powers of arrest for violation of any criminal law of the State or violation of any County ordinance. The investigators shall comply with State certification requirements for Peace Officers as set forth in Chapter 590, RSMo.