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The DC Code: § 1-610.71 Definitions.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this part, the term "lateral law enforcement officer" means:

(A) A member of the Capitol Police;
A member of the United States Park Police;
A member of the Federal Protective Service;
A member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division; or
An employee, the duties of whose position are primarily the investigation, apprehension, or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States of America or any state of the United States of America, including the positions of county sheriff and municipal policeman; or
A person who has performed in any capacity described in paragraph (1) of this section within 12 months of his or her application to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-611.71. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90-day) addition of section, see § 2(b) of the Lateral Appointment of Law Enforcement Officers Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-305, April 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2701). Legislative History of Laws Law 13-160, the "Omnibus Police Reform Amendment Act of 2000," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-118, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 1, 2000, and April 3, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 24, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-334 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-160 became effective on October 4, 2000. DC CODE § 1-610.71 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 1071, as added Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-160, § 102(b), 47 DCR 4619.)