[R.O. 2008 §200.220; CC 1988 §25-56]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
- EMERGENCY SITUATION
- Any situation in which the Law Enforcement Officer has a reasonable belief that a crime is about to be committed, is being committed, or has been committed involving injury or threat of injury to any person, property, or governmental interest and his/her response is reasonably necessary to prevent or end such emergency situation or mitigate the likelihood of injury involved in such emergency situation. The determination of the existence of any emergency situation shall be in the discretion of the Law Enforcement Officer making the response or in the discretion of a Law Enforcement Officer or governmental officer of the political subdivision in which the emergency situation is alleged to be occurring.
- GOVERNING BODY
- The board, body, Council, or persons in which the powers of a political subdivision as a body corporate, or otherwise, are vested.
- POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
- Any agency or unit of this State empowered by law to maintain a law enforcement agency.
- To take any and all action which the Peace Officer may lawfully take as if exercising his/her powers within his/her own jurisdiction.
[R.O. 2008 §200.230; CC 1988 §25-57]
The Governing Body of this City may by ordinance, order or other ruling enter into a contract or agreement with any other political subdivision, with the Board of Police established by Section 84.020, RSMo., or with the Board of Police Commissioners established by Section 84.350, RSMo., for the provision of Police services by one political subdivision to another on request. The scope of the agreement may be general or specific, and may or may not provide for compensation for such services. Officers providing Police services in another jurisdiction pursuant to such an agreement shall have the same powers of arrest as officers of the requesting political subdivision, and shall have the same immunity as if acting within their own jurisdiction.
[R.O. 2008 §200.240; CC 1988 §25-59]
The Governing Body of this City and any other political subdivision and the Board of Police established by Section 84.020, RSMo., and the Board of Police Commissioners established by Section 84.350, RSMo., may by ordinance, order, or other ruling agree to cooperate with one another in the formation of a Major Case Squad for the purpose of intensive professional investigation of a certain individual crime which may occur in their general geographical area.
Expenses of a Major Case Squad may be paid by the individual political subdivisions and by the Board of Police established by Section 84.020, RSMo., or by the Board of Police Commissioners established by Section 84.350, RSMo.
The Major Case Squad shall operate and be activated upon the request of the County Sheriff or Police Chief of the political subdivision where the crime occurred.
Notwithstanding other provisions of law to the contrary, whenever any Peace Officer is duly authorized as a member of a Major Case Squad, he/she shall have the power to arrest anywhere within this State. This power shall only be exercised during the time the Peace Officer is an active member of an active Major Case Squad and only within the scope of the investigation on which the squad is working.
Prior to the initiation of a Major Case Squad investigation in a political subdivision other than where the crime occurred, a member of the Major Case Squad shall notify the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the political subdivision in which the investigation is to be conducted, or a designated agent thereof.