SHERIFFS, CONSTABLES, AND POLICE OFFICERS
RESPONSES TO INCIDENTS IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS
106-I:1 Mass Critical Incidents; Requests for Response; Authority of Officers.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a law enforcement officer who responds to a mass critical incident in another jurisdiction, in response to a request by the highest ranking on-duty police officer of the requesting jurisdiction, shall have authority to make arrests and shall have full police powers for the duration of the incident, unless terminated by the law enforcement authority in the requesting jurisdiction. The request for assistance must be received directly from the highest ranking officer or indirectly through a law enforcement dispatch center. For purposes of this section, a mass critical incident includes such events as a natural disaster, riot, hazardous material incident, an act of terrorism, or widespread personal injury or loss of life.
Source. 2003, 252:1, eff. July 14, 2003.
106-I:2 Emergency Declared by Governor; Authority of Officers.
I. For the duration of any state of emergency declared by the governor because of a natural disaster, riot, or act of terrorism, notwithstanding any law to the contrary:
(a) The governor, the commissioner of safety, or the commissioner's designee, may request assistance from a duly trained and certified state, county, or local law enforcement officer from New Hampshire or from any other state, county, or local law enforcement agency;
(b) A uniformed law enforcement officer who responds to the request for assistance shall have the authority to make arrests and shall have full police powers, under the supervision, direction, and control of New Hampshire state, county, or local law enforcement officers; and
(c) The authority of a law enforcement officer who responds to the request for assistance shall continue until terminated by New Hampshire law enforcement authorities or by law enforcement authorities in the jurisdiction of the responding officer.
II. A law enforcement officer who responds to the request for assistance, and who is acting under the supervision, direction, and control of New Hampshire law enforcement authorities, shall have the same privileges and immunities as an officer in the jurisdiction of the state of emergency.
Source. 2006, 280:1, eff. Aug. 14, 2006.