(1) The State Fish and Wildlife Director or any inspector, deputy fish warden or special deputy fish warden may arrest any person the officer has probable cause to believe is in the act of committing a violation of the commercial fishing laws. Such officers are peace officers of the state for this purpose and may execute all criminal process issued for the arrest or detention of any person complained against for violation of the commercial fishing laws. It is unlawful knowingly or willfully to resist or oppose such officers in the discharge of their duties.
(2) Any officer described in subsection (1) of this section who makes an arrest must report it, together with the disposition of the case, to the director within 30 days after the date of the arrest. Failure so to report subjects the officer to removal from office by the authority that appointed the officer.
(3) The officers described in subsection (1) of this section have all the powers and authority of a peace officer in serving warrants, subpoenas and other legal process in the enforcement of the commercial fishing laws. [1965 c.570 §40; 1973 c.836 §356]Section: Previous 506.511 506.515 506.516 506.518 506.520 506.521 506.525 506.526 506.530 506.531 506.535 506.540 506.545 506.550 506.555 Next
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