Kent County, DE
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Levy Court of Kent County 3-3-1987 by Ord. No. 87-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The President of the Levy Court of Kent County, Delaware shall appoint all incumbent and future Code Enforcement Officers I and II and the Division Head for the Division of Inspections and Enforcement as Code Enforcement Constables.
Code Enforcement Constables so appointed may enforce only those adopted Kent County ordinances and codes pertaining to building, housing, sanitation and zoning and shall not have jurisdiction outside the limits of Kent County, Delaware. Nor shall said Code Enforcement Constables be permitted to carry firearms while on duty as such.
Appointed Code Enforcement Constables may lawfully issue a summons to any person he has reasonable ground to believe has committed an offense against any ordinance or code of Kent County pertaining to building, housing, sanitation or zoning directing the person to appear before the court having jurisdiction over such offense whether or not the offense was committed in his presence.
The appointments made under this chapter shall be automatically rescinded when any of the following conditions occur:
Termination of employment with Kent County for any reason.
Reclassification of employee to a class specification other than those specified in § 14-1, above.
Suspension of employee for those reasons stated in the Personnel Ordinance of Kent County.
The authority permitting this action appears in Chapter 29, Title 10 of the Delaware Code.