(Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
(a) In the performance of their duties, Senior Safety Engineers-Pressure Vessels, Senior Safety Engineers-Elevators, Safety Engineers-Pressure Vessels, Safety Engineers-Elevators, Senior Electrical Equipment Testers, Electrical Equipment Testers, Equipment Safety Investigators, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Assistants, Building Electrical and Building Mechanical Engineering Associates assigned to the Electrical and Mechanical Test Laboratories, and Senior Inspectors and Inspectors in the classifications of Building, Building-Mechanical, Electrical, Heating and Refrigeration and Plumbing shall have the power, authority and immunity of a public officer or employee, as set forth in California Penal Code Section 836.5, to make arrests without a warrant whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor or an infraction in his or her presence in violation of an ordinance or statute which such employee has the duty to enforce. Those ordinances or statutes shall include any law set forth in Subsection (b) of this section. In accordance with LAMC Section 11.06, in any case in which a person is arrested pursuant to this authority and the person arrested does not demand to be taken before a magistrate, the public officer or employee making the arrest shall prepare a written notice to appear and shall release the person on his or her promise to appear as prescribed by California Penal Code Sections 853.5 and 853.6. If such person signs the written notice to appear, thereby promising to appear, he or she shall not be taken into physical custody.
(b) Any person designated in LAMC Section 98.0408(a) shall have the power, authority and immunity of a public officer or employee under California Penal Code Section 836.5 to make arrests without a warrant whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor or an infraction in his or her presence which is a violation of any of the following LAMC Sections:
or a violation of State of California Penal Code Section 556 or 556.1.
(c) Those persons designated in LAMC Section 98.0408(a) are hereby authorized to issue parking citations as provided in LAMC Section 80.01.1 for the violation of LAMC Sections 80.53, 80.56, 80.73(b)2.A.(1), (2), (3), 80.73(b)2.F., 80.73.2, 80.77 and 85.01(b); and California Vehicle Code Section 22500(f).