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§ 34-103. Performance of police functions outside employing municipality

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Municipal Departments and Services
Article XXXIV. Police Departments
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 34-103
§ 34-103. Performance of police functions outside employing municipality
A. Commissioned police officers of the regular police department of any municipality, upon request of the mayor or a designee, or chief of police or a designee, of any other municipality, may serve as police officers in the municipality requesting their assistance upon approval of the governing body of the municipality where such officers are regularly employed. While so serving in another municipality, such police officers shall have the same powers and duties as though employed by the municipality where such duties are performed; except that salaries, insurance and other benefits shall be provided in their regular manner by the municipality in which the police officers are regularly employed.
B. Commissioned police officers of the regular police department of any municipality, upon request of a county sheriff or a designee, or upon request by a commissioned law enforcement officer of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, may serve as law enforcement officers for the sheriff's office or the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, respectively, if such service has been authorized by prior resolution by the governing body of the municipality where such officers are regularly employed. While so serving, such police officers shall have the same powers and duties as though employed by the requesting law enforcement agency and when so acting they shall be deemed to be acting within the scope of employment of the requesting law enforcement agency; except that salaries, insurance and other benefits shall be provided in their regular manner by the municipality in which the police officers are regularly employed.
C. Commissioned police officers of the regular police department of any municipality may be deputized by the county sheriff or a designee subject to an interlocal governmental agreement to combine city and county law enforcement efforts and to encourage cooperation between city and county law enforcement officials. Liability for the conduct of any municipal police officers deputized under the terms and conditions of an interlocal governmental agreement shall remain the responsibility of their municipal employer.
D. The governing body of a municipality may, by resolution, authorize the chief executive officer of the municipality to respond to any request from any other jurisdiction within the state for law enforcement assistance in cases of emergency. The police officers of the municipality serving in response to the emergency request shall have the same powers and duties as though employed by the requesting law enforcement agency and when so acting they shall be deemed to be acting within the scope of employment of the requesting law enforcement agency; provided, however, that salaries, insurance and other benefits shall be provided in the regular manner by the municipality in which the police officers are regularly employed.
As used in this section, “emergency” means a sudden and unforeseeable occurrence or condition either as to its onset or its extent of such severity or magnitude that immediate response or action is necessary to assist law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction at the scene of the emergency to carry out their functions.

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Laws 1977, c. 256, § 34-103, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1979, c. 7, § 1, emerg. eff. March 30, 1979; Laws 1987, c. 63, § 1, emerg. eff. May 4, 1987; Laws 1988, c. 96, § 1, emerg. eff. April 1, 1988; Laws 1992, c. 285, § 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992; Laws 1996, c. 174, § 1, emerg. eff. May 14, 1996; Laws 2007, c. 62, § 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 2007.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 34-103, OK ST T. 11 § 34-103
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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