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19-4413. Responsibility for enforcement of law transferred to department; transfer of county law enforcement property and records; sheriff deputies may join department. On the first day of January next following the appointment in any county of the first members of the law enforcement agency under the provisions of this act and thereafter, the law enforcement department shall assume and shall exercise all powers, duties and responsibilities for the enforcement of the laws of the state of Kansas previously exercised by the sheriff, deputies of the sheriff and constables. The sheriff shall, upon demand, transfer and deliver to the agency all vehicles, property and records belonging to the sheriff's department used in or having application to, the enforcement of law but shall retain all vehicles, property and records used in the service of process, the operation of the jail and in the exercise of all other duties not transferred to the law enforcement department. A record of all property so transferred shall be prepared and copies thereof filed in the office of the county clerk and with the secretary of the agency. On the date fixed for the transfer of such law enforcement authority, any person serving as a full-time deputy of the sheriff of the county on such date, holding a law enforcement training certificate and meeting the qualifications established by the county law enforcement agency, may become a member of the department.

History: L. 1970, ch. 117, ยง 13; July 1.

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