44-4-401. Definitions. For the purposes of this part, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Council" means the Montana public safety officer standards and training council established in 2-15-2029.
(2) "Public safety officer" means:
(a) a corrections officer who is employed by the department of corrections, established in 2-15-2301, and who has full-time or part-time authority or responsibility for maintaining custody of inmates in a state correctional facility for adults or juveniles;
(b) a detention officer who is employed by a county and who has full-time or part-time authority or responsibility for maintaining custody of inmates in a detention center, as defined in 7-32-2241, or a youth detention facility, as defined in 41-5-103;
(c) a peace officer, as defined in 46-1-202;
(d) a department of transportation employee appointed as a peace officer pursuant to 61-12-201;
(e) a law enforcement officer or reserve officer, as the terms are defined in 7-32-201;
(f) a public safety communications officer, as defined in 7-31-201;
(g) a probation or parole officer who is employed by the department of corrections pursuant to 46-23-1002;
(h) a person subject to training requirements pursuant to 44-2-113 or 44-4-902; and
(i) any other person required by law to meet the qualification or training standards established by the council.
History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 506, L. 2007.