Can a volunteer Sheriff, Police, or Constable arrest you?
- I was wrong onceLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
Anyone can arrest someone, it's called "citizens arrest" and is actually a thing.
Making a Citizen's Arrest:
If you do decide to make a citizen's arrest, you should:
Tell the suspect plainly that you are making a citizen's arrest and that you are holding him or her until police arrive.
Call the police.
Ask explicitly for his or her cooperation until police arrive.
Avoid using force, if at all possible, and use it to the minimum possible otherwise.
Do not question or search the suspect or his or her possessions. Your purpose is only to temporarily detain him or her until police arrive.
When police arrive, state the plain facts of what happened.
- BruceLv 77 months ago
In my state, the volunteer must be in the presence of a law enforcement officer and working under his direction to make an arrest. Other states may vary.
Policy prohibits them from making citizen's arrests while in uniform.
- Anonymous7 months ago
If there’s a real cop beside them yes
- donnieLv 47 months ago
This depends, where I am at there are some officers who are volunteers who can make full arrests, write reports, and bring people into the jail. Others can not and are only spotters. They can make citizens arrests however but I think they are changing their policies on that.