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(A) Rules governing the use by the public or park and recreation facilities.
(1) Penalty. Any violation of any of the provisions of the Rules Governing the Use by the Public of Park and Recreation Facilities subchapter of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.
(a) For purposes of enforcement, only within and upon the areas under the jurisdiction of the Park Board, the Park Board is hereby authorized to deputize specified employees as park rangers and to vest them with the power to issue citations for violations of the Rules Governing the Use by the Public of Park and Recreation Facilities subchapter of this chapter and other county ordinances. Such park rangers shall not be considered to be law enforcement officers and shall not have the authority to make an arrest, conduct a search or seizure of a person or property, or carry a firearm unless the park ranger has legally been deputized as a law enforcement officer and has satisfied the legal standards to become and has met the mandatory training requirements for a law enforcement officer under state law including I.C. Ch. 5-2-1.
(b) Citations shall be prepared and issued in accordance with I.C. 34-28-5-1(f) and I.C. 9-30-3-6 and shall be prosecuted in accordance with I.C. Ch. 34-28-5. An employee deputized as a park ranger by resolution of the Park Board shall continue to have the authority to exercise the limited powers granted to him or her by the deputization until the Park Board revokes the deputization or the employee’s employment with the Park Board terminates, whichever first occurs. The Park Board shall annually review all deputizations.
(B) Use of and activities at the Six Span Bridge boat launch.
(1) Persons disobeying the regulations contained within the Use and Activities at the Six Span Bridge Boat Launch subchapter of this chapter governed by the Indiana Code shall be subject to the penalties and forfeitures specified by the state.
(2) Persons disobeying the regulations contained within the Use and Activities at the Six Span Bridge Boat Launch subchapter of this chapter which do not have penalties and forfeitures specified by the Indiana Code shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount of up to $500 for each violation and with each day in violation constituting a separate violation.
(3) Citations may be prepared and issued in accordance with I.C. 34-28-5 et seq., as amended, and I.C. 9-30-3-6, as amended, by the County Sheriff’s Department or other law enforcement agency and prosecuted in accordance with I.C. 34-28-5 et seq., as amended.
(Ord. 2011-318, passed 9-19-2011; Ord. 12-177, passed 4-16-2012)