Section 25-4-146Certain employees of Department of Industrial Relations constituted peace officers to enforce unemployment compensation law and other specified state criminal laws.
(a) Employees of the Department of Industrial Relations classified as unemployment insurance claims investigators and those supervisors charged with the direct enforcement of the fraud provisions of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law, as designated in writing by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, are hereby constituted peace officers of the State of Alabama with full and unlimited police powers and jurisdiction as any other state police officers in this state, to enforce the provisions of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law and those provisions of state criminal law relating to forgery, larceny, embezzlement, and fraud when the offense of forgery, larceny, embezzlement, or fraud is directly related to a check issued by the Department of Industrial Relations or a check issued in conjunction with a program administered by the Department of Industrial Relations and to maintain order in offices operated by said department.
(b) All claim investigators given arrest powers by this section shall be required to comply with the minimum standard requirements now in effect relating to state troopers and deputy sheriffs in this state.
(Acts 1971, No. 1142, p. 1966, §1; Acts 1981, No. 81-565, p. 950.)