Enforcement authority

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§523. Enforcement authority

Subject to guidelines approved by the Secretary, members of the Coast Guard, in the performance of official duties, may-

(1) carry a firearm; and

(2) while at a facility (as defined in section 70101 of title 46)-

(A) make an arrest without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence; and

(B) seize property as otherwise provided by law.

(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title II, §208(a), Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2912 , §99; renumbered §523, Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §105(b), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4200 .)

Editorial Notes


2018-Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 99 of this title as this section.

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