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75-4503. Capitol police; creation; statewide law enforcement powers; disposition of persons arrested. (a) There is hereby created the capitol police which shall be under the supervision and management of the superintendent of the highway patrol.

(b) Members of the capitol police shall have statewide law enforcement powers and authority anywhere within this state irrespective of county lines.

(c) All persons arrested by a member of the capitol police shall be turned over to the sheriff of the county in which the arrest occurs, to be dealt with in the same manner as other persons turned over to such sheriff, except in cases of violation of the ordinances of the city of Topeka, any such person may be turned over to the police department of the city of Topeka to be dealt with by it in the same manner as other persons arrested by police officers of the Topeka police department.

History: L. 1955, ch. 364, § 6; L. 1965, ch. 461, § 21; L. 1972, ch. 332, § 88; L. 1976, ch. 394, § 5; L. 1982, ch. 365, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 309, § 44; L. 1991, ch. 263, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 116, § 44; L. 1995, ch. 187, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 86, § 9; L. 2004, ch. 119, § 1; L. 2006, ch. 107, § 6; July 1.


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