13-27-19. Truancy officers--Power--Authority to apprehend--Supervisory control by secretary.

Each truancy officer has the powers of a deputy sheriff in the exercise of the officer's duties, and shall apprehend without warrant children of compulsory school age who absent themselves from the place where the children are enrolled and required to attend without an excuse, and place the children in the custody of the person having charge of the place where the children are enrolled and by law required to attend. In the administration of the officer's duties, each truancy officer is subject to the general supervisory control of the secretary of the Department of Education.

Source: SDC 1939, § 15.3205; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 15, § 5; SL 1971, ch 116, § 11; SL 1982, ch 142, § 8; SL 2003, ch 272, § 63; SL 2021, ch 76, § 13.