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§ 13-1306-C. Powers and duties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: November 27, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIII-C. School Security (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 27, 2019
24 P.S. § 13-1306-C
Formerly cited as PA ST 24 P.S. § 7-778
§ 13-1306-C. Powers and duties
(a) General rule.--A school police officer appointed under section 1302-C(b)1 shall possess and exercise all the following powers and duties:
(1) To enforce good order in school buildings, on school buses and on school grounds in the respective school entities or nonpublic schools. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “school bus” shall include a vehicle leased by the school entity or nonpublic school to transport students and a vehicle of mass transit used by students to go to and from school and school activities when the school police officer responds to a report of an incident involving a breach of good order or violation of law.
(2) Deleted by 2019, July 2, P.L. 406, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Sept. 3, 2019].
(3) If authorized by the court, to issue summary citations or to detain individuals who are in school buildings, on school buses and on school grounds in the respective school entities or nonpublic schools until local law enforcement is notified.
(b) Specific powers.--If authorized by the court, a school police officer who is a law enforcement officer employed by a school entity or nonpublic school whose responsibilities, including work hours, are established by the school entity or nonpublic school, may exercise the same powers as exercised under authority of law or ordinance by the police of the municipality in which the school property is located.

Credits

1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIII-C, § 1306-C, added 2018, June 22, P.L. 327, No. 44, § 3, imd. effective. Amended 2019, July 2, P.L. 406, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Sept. 3, 2019]; 2019, Nov. 27, P.L. 662, No. 91, § 2, imd. effective.

Footnotes

24 P.S. § 13-1302-C.
24 P.S. § 13-1306-C, PA ST 24 P.S. § 13-1306-C
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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