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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Part 3. Emergency Protective Orders

back to topCHAPTER 1. General Provisions, Secs. 6240-6241

6240. As used in this part:
(a) "Judicial officer" means a judge, commissioner, or referee designated under Section 6241.

(b) "Law enforcement officer" means one of the following officers who requests or enforces an emergency protective order under this part:
(1) A police officer.
(2) A sheriff's officer.
(3) A peace officer of the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
(4) A peace officer of the University of California Police Department.
(5) A peace officer of the California State University and College Police Departments.
(6) A peace officer of the Department of Parks and Recreation, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 830.2 of the Penal Code.
(7) A peace officer of the Department of General Services of the City of Los Angeles, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 830.31 of the Penal Code.
(8) A housing authority patrol officer, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 830.31 of the Penal Code.
(9) A peace officer for a district attorney, as defined in Section 830.1 or 830.35 of the Penal Code.
(10) A parole officer, probation officer, or deputy probation officer, as defined in Section 830.5 of the Penal Code.
(11) A peace officer of a California Community College police department, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 830.32.
(12) A peace officer employed by a police department of a school district, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 830.32.

(c) "Abduct" means take, entice away, keep, withhold, or conceal.

6241. The presiding judge of the superior court in each county shall designate at least one judge, commissioner, or referee to be reasonably available to issue orally, by telephone or otherwise, emergency protective orders at all times whether or not the court is in session.
Sec. 6240. -- Added Stats 1993 ch 219 § 154 (AB 1500). Amended Stats 1993 ch 1229 § 1 (AB 224); Stats 1996 ch 305 § 5 (AB 3103) (ch 988 prevails), ch 988 § 3 (AB 2936); Stats 1999 ch 659 § 1 (SB 355); Stats 2004 ch 250 § 1 (SB 1391).

Sec. 6241--  Added Stats 1993 ch 219 § 154 (AB 1500).