FISH AND GAME
I. The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by all duly authorized representatives of the department of fish and game and by every police and law enforcement officer including, but not limited to, members of the state police, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, policemen, and constables and all persons empowered to make arrests in criminal cases.
II. The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources shall appoint a chief supervisor of the bureau of trails, who shall have additional duties as state parks and forest security officer with authority under RSA 594. The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources shall, at his or her discretion, also appoint bureau of trail area supervisors and foremen, who shall be peace officers for the purposes of RSA 594.
III. The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources may designate employees of the bureau as forest and park patrol officers. The chief supervisors appointed under paragraph II and RSA 215-A:16, II and the forest and park patrol officers shall have the authority of peace officers, as defined under RSA 594:1, to enforce the provisions of this chapter anywhere in the state and all rules of the department of natural and cultural resources on lands owned by, leased to, or under control of the department of natural and cultural resources. Forest and park patrol officers shall also have authority as peace officers under RSA 594:1 to enforce laws dealing with trespass, litter, breaking and entering, larceny, and vandalism on lands owned by, leased to, or otherwise being used by the state in connection with official recreational or snowmobile trails.
Source. 2005, 210:1, eff. July 1, 2006. 2017, 156:14, I, eff. July 1, 2017.