SHERIFFS, CONSTABLES, AND POLICE OFFICERS
EMERGENCY POLICE ASSISTANCE
In this chapter:
I. "Emergency" means a riot, as that term is used in RSA 644:1, and a natural disaster of major proportions, such as fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or any other disaster or emergency.
II. "Emergency police assistance" means assistance during an emergency, as defined in paragraph I, and assistance during a critical incident emergency, as defined in paragraph VIII.
III. "Chief executive officer" means the high sheriff of a county or chief of police of a city or town.
IV. "Police department personnel" means all sheriffs, deputy and special sheriffs, and all police personnel and constables regularly employed on full or part-time duty by a police department or police force of the state, or of any county, city, town, village or precinct in the state, but not including the members of a police department auxiliary.
V. "Local police departments" includes the police department of cities and towns, precincts and village districts.
VI. "Municipality" means any city, town, precinct or village district.
VII. "Special reaction team" means any distinct unit of a police department or any regional unit comprised of more than one police department organized and equipped for the purpose of responding to critical incident emergencies and whose members have been specially trained to respond to such emergencies.
VIII. "Critical incident emergency" means a life-threatening incident of major proportions, including, but not limited to, hostage situations, barricaded persons, and situations involving armed persons.
Source. 1967, 431:1. 1999, 342:1, eff. Jan. 9, 2000.