23-1-122. Enforcement powers of park rangers and game wardens. (1) Park rangers appointed pursuant to 23-1-121 and fish and game wardens appointed pursuant to 87-1-501 are authorized officers with the authority to enforce the laws and adopted rules relating to parks and outdoor recreation contained in chapters 1 and 2 of this title, except chapter 2, part 7.
(2) An authorized officer may:
(a) arrest, in accordance with Title 46, chapter 6, any person within an area managed by the department upon probable cause to believe that the person has committed an offense against chapters 1 and 2 of this title, except chapter 2, part 7, or rules of the department, the board, or the commission;
(b) enforce the disorderly conduct and public nuisance laws under 45-8-101 and 45-8-111 as they apply to the operation of motorboats on waters within areas managed by the department under this part; and
(c) exercise other powers of peace officers in the enforcement of:
(i) laws relating to parks and outdoor recreation contained in chapters 1 and 2 of this title, except chapter 2, part 7;
(ii) rules of the department, the board, and the commission; and
(iii) judgments obtained for violations of the laws and rules specified in this subsection (2)(c).
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 662, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 14, Ch. 235, L. 2013.