A bill for an act
relating to corrections; authorizing the Department of Corrections Fugitive
Apprehension Unit to exercise general law enforcement duties during the course
of official duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.025, subdivisions
1, 2, 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.025, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
The commissioner of corrections may appoint peace
officers, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), who shall serve in the
classified service subject to the provisions of section 43A.01, subdivision 2, and establish
a law enforcement agency, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (f), known
as the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit, to perform the duties necessary
to make statewide arrests under sections 629.30 and 629.34. The jurisdiction of the law
enforcement agency is deleted text beginlimited todeleted text endnew text beginnew text end the arrest of Department of Corrections'
discretionary and statutory released violators and Department of Corrections' escapees.new text beginnew text end
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.025, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
The initial processing of a person arrested by the fugitive
apprehension unit for an offense deleted text beginwithin the agency's jurisdictiondeleted text end is the responsibility of the
fugitive apprehension unit unless otherwise directed by the law enforcement agency with
primary jurisdiction. A subsequent investigation is the responsibility of the law enforcement
agency of the jurisdiction deleted text beginin which a new crime is committeddeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.new text beginnew text end
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.025, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
The fugitive apprehension unit must develop and file all policies
required under state law for law enforcement agencies. The fugitive apprehension unit also
must develop a policy for contacting law enforcement agencies in a city or county before
initiating any fugitive surveillance, investigation, or apprehension within the city or county.
deleted text begin These policies must be filed with the board of peace officers standards and training by
November 1, 2000.deleted text end Revisions of any of these policies must be filed with the board within
ten days of the effective date of the revision. The Department of Corrections shall train all
of its peace officers regarding the application of these policies.