Conservation Officers, Superintendents of Hatcheries, and Other Employees

Section 206:26-b

    206:26-b Authority and Duties of Executive Director and Conservation Officers. –
I. The executive director and each conservation officer shall:
(a) Be ex officio constables throughout the state;
(b) Have general power to enforce all criminal laws of the state and to serve criminal processes and make arrests, under proper warrants, in all counties; and
(c) Have general power to enforce any provision of RSA title XXI relative to the operation of OHRVs, snowmobiles, watercraft, or boats.
II. The executive director and each conservation officer shall not:
(a) Serve civil processes; or
(b) Act or be used or called upon for service within any town in any industrial dispute unless actual violence has occurred, and then only upon order of the governor.
III. When the executive director or any conservation officer shall apprehend any person who has committed or attempted to commit a felony, the executive director shall immediately make a report to the county attorney and the sheriff of the county in which the offense was, or was suspected of being, committed and such cases shall be investigated and prosecuted by said county official with the cooperation of the executive director or conservation officer.
IV. The provisions of paragraphs I, II and III as they pertain to the executive director shall not apply to any executive director who has not been certified as a police officer in accordance with RSA 106-L:5, V.
V. Each fish and game conservation officer shall be required to maintain training and certification for wilderness first responder, basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation but shall not be required to obtain licensure under RSA 153-A.

Source. 1975, 410:1. 1986, 174:1. 2006, 260:36, eff. Jan. 1, 2007. 2013, 190:3, eff. Aug. 31, 2013. 2014, 249:3, eff. Sept. 19, 2014. 2017, 206:12, eff. Sept. 8, 2017.