Neb. Rev. Stat. § 16-323

Current with changes from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 16-323 - Chief of police; police officers; powers and duties

The chief of police of a city of the first class shall have the immediate superintendence of the police. He or she and the police officers shall have the power and the duty to arrest all offenders against the laws of the state or of the city, by day or by night, in the same manner as a county sheriff and to keep such offenders in the city prison or other place to prevent their escape until a trial or examination may be had before the proper officer. The chief of police and police officers shall have the same power as the county sheriff in relation to all criminal matters arising out of a violation of a city ordinance and all process issued by the county court in connection with a violation of a city ordinance.

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 16-323

Laws 1901, c. 18, § 30, p. 238;
R.S.1913, § 4889;
C.S.1922, § 4057;
C.S.1929, § 16-319;
R.S.1943, § 16-323;
Laws 1972, LB 1032, § 103;
Laws 1979, LB 80, § 26;
Laws 1988, LB 1030, § 4.
Amended by Laws 2019, LB 194,§ 18, eff. 9/1/2019.
Amended by Laws 2016, LB 704,§ 65, eff. 7/21/2016.

Cited but not discussed. Frederickson v. Albertsen, 183 Neb. 494, 161 N.W.2d 712 (1968). One can infer from this section that police officers may, under proper circumstances, exercise their authority and peacekeeping duties at any time. State v. Wilen, 4 Neb. App. 132, 539 N.W.2d 650 (1995).

Ticket quota requirements, prohibited, see section 48-235.