Sheriff, the section you quote is from a definitions code section that states at the beginning that it contains definitions applicable to "this chapter," i.e., chapter 8 of title 35.SheriffOconee said:35-8-2 (A-D) gives the definition of "Peace Officer" in Georgia. An employee of the State Department of Corrections is NOT necessarily a Peace Officer. A JAILER, or as contemplated in the above code section, a person who supports a law enforcement function, is NOT a peace officer in Georgia.
If you work for a Sheriff in Georgia, and you are NOT a Deputy Sheriff, then I submit you are not a Peace Officer as contemplated in the code sections.
No, they are not considered an LEO for most purposes, but the same exemption subparagraph discussed above, 130(a)(2), mentions "keepers of correctional institutions."Elgin said:What are the laws for Law Enforcement officers carry off duty?
Are Correctional officer consider LEO in the state of Georgia?
There is more than just "peace officer" in the 130 exemption list.vwang said:Well from what I know of, Corrections Officers may not be an LEO by traditonal Standards but they do fall under the Law Enforcement Umbrella, and are also considered Peace officers through the Ga Post and their job classification. Now does that mean they can carry off duty like a Police officer, probably not. I think they have to obtain a GFL like everyone else