SEC. 49-1-9. Chief law enforcement officer.
The director shall appoint a chief law enforcement officer who shall be qualified and experienced in law enforcement work and who has served for not less than five (5) years as a duly sworn wildlife enforcement officer in the department and who has served in a supervisory position. The chief law enforcement officer shall be furnished a vehicle to perform his duties of overseeing all enforcement operations throughout the state in accordance with department policy. The officer shall enter into bond in the same amount as provided for the director, and conditioned upon the same terms. The primary duty of the chief law enforcement officer shall be directing the enforcement of all game and fish laws and regulations, cooperating with the cattle theft bureau of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and instructing all conservation officers in the discharge of their respective duties. The salary of the chief law enforcement officer shall be fixed by the commission in its discretion.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 5843; Laws, 1932, ch. 123; 1936, ch. 197; 1938, ch. 178; 1942, ch. 250; 1944, ch. 234; 1946, ch. 423, Sec. 1; 1948, ch. 254, Sec. 1; 1952, ch. 186, Sec. 3; 1956, ch. 147, Sec. 3; 1958, ch. 172, Sec. 2; 1960, ch. 163, Sec. 2; 1966, ch. 445, Sec. 14; 1974, ch. 569, Sec. 7; 1983, ch. 368, Sec. 2. Laws, 1993, ch. 574, Sec. 3; 1996, ch. 412, Sec. 3, eff from and after passage (approved March 21, 1996)