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§ 12005. Powers of police officers to arrest

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 120. Police Force (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 12005
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 37005
§ 12005. Powers of police officers to arrest
Police officers shall be ex-officio constables of the city and shall enforce the laws of this Commonwealth or otherwise perform the functions of their office in accordance with 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 8952 (relating to primary municipal police jurisdiction) and 8953 (relating to Statewide municipal police jurisdiction) and upon property owned or controlled by the city or by a municipal authority created by the city. A police officer may, without warrant and upon view, arrest and commit for hearing any and all individuals:
(1) Guilty of:
(i) breach of the peace;
(ii) vagrancy;
(iii) riotous or disorderly conduct; or
(iv) drunkenness.
(2) Engaged in the commission of any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or endanger the property of the citizens.
(3) Violating any of the ordinances of the city for the violation of which a fine or penalty is imposed.


2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 12005, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 12005
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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