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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

OCGA 35-1-11

Summary Title

Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Traffic Control

Summary

In the event of an emergency or accident, a volunteer law enforcement officer can be authorized by the law enforcement chief to direct and regulate the flow of traffic around the emergency. They will not have the power to arrest.

Full Title

Police volunteers for traffic control

Full Text

A police chief of a local law enforcement agency with the approval of the local governing authority shall be authorized to designate and equip police volunteers and to provide training to such police volunteers in the area and manner of traffic control. With the approval of the police chief of a local law enforcement agency or fire chief of a local fire department, a police volunteer shall be authorized to direct and regulate the flow of traffic in the event of a fire, explosion, hurricane, tornado, or other emergency situation. A police volunteer shall not have the power of arrest provided to peace officers.