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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 26.50. Domestic Violence Prevention

back to top26.50.080. Issuance of order -- Assistance of peace officer -- Designation of appropriate law enforcement agency

(1) When an order is issued under this chapter upon request of the petitioner, the court may order a peace officer to accompany the petitioner and assist in placing the petitioner in possession of those items indicated in the order or to otherwise assist in the execution of the order of protection. The order shall list all items that are to be included with sufficient specificity to make it clear which property is included. Orders issued under this chapter shall include a designation of the appropriate law enforcement agency to execute, serve, or enforce the order.

(2) Upon order of a court, a peace officer shall accompany the petitioner in an order of protection and assist in placing the petitioner in possession of all items listed in the order and to otherwise assist in the execution of the order.

History: [1995 c 246 § 9; 1984 c 263 § 9.]