If an animal control officer is in uniform, it signifies to the public that he is an animal control officer.

Sec. 4-4. Resisting, interfering with, etc., animal control officers.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person by any physical act to interfere with, resist, molest, obstruct, hinder or impede any animal control officer in the discharge of such officer’s duty or to assault, attack, strike or to use any type of physical force toward any such animal control officer while in the discharge of such officer’s duty.

(b) When an animal control officer of the city is engaged in the discharge of such officer’s duty and this is, or should be, evident to a reasonably prudent person then present, or if such animal control officer is known to such person to be an animal control officer of the city, or such animal control officer is in regular animal control uniform or exhibits an animal control badge or credentials or otherwise identifies him/herself as such animal control officer, it shall of itself be prima facie notice to such person that the animal control officer is such and is then and there so acting.

(Ord. No. 3588, 3-25-93)

  • britttyyy

    hahah wtf??

  • ozzy

    oh really?? i had no fricken clue thats what it meant. god, these people are dumbasses. pardon the language.

  • Reaver141

    LOL would someone wearing a uniforn auto single that they are what the uniform is LMFAO

  • raugh

    sounds like monty python right there.

  • Anonymous

    That doesn’t really need stating. If that needs stating, what is the world coming to?

  • Really? I thought it meant he was eating steak.

  • smeador

    Being an Animal Control officer, I can tell you from first hand experience that unless I am dressed very obviously as an officer, people confuse me as just another city employee. Some of those type encounters have led to physical altercations where the citizen has tried to hit me. Might sound silly to some, but the law at least makes it clear that I have recourse as an ACO (arrest, fines etc)if hindered in my duties.