OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES BY MUNICIPALITIES.
This bill increases, from $500 to $2,000, the amount a town can spend to hire a private detective to investigate a crime without (1) making a specific appropriation and (2) seeking assistance from the State Police and waiting a reasonable time for them to act. The bill additionally requires town authorities to give written notice, at least seven business days before hiring a private detective at a cost of more than $2,000, to:
1. the town's police chief, if applicable;
2. the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and
3. the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the town is located.
The bill also makes technical changes.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013
Planning and Development Committee