Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Wis. Stat. 323.16

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Law Enforcement Officer


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a law enforcement officer can perform the same law enforcement functions that they perform in their home jurisdiction anywhere in the state. These functions include traffic control, escort duty, or protective service in a legal manner.

Full Title

Powers of Law Enforcement Officers

Full Text

During any state of emergency declared by the governor or during any training program or exercises authorized by the adjutant general, any law enforcement officer, when legally engaged in traffic control, escort duty, or protective service, may carry out the functions anywhere in the state but shall be subject to the direction of the adjutant general through the sheriff of the county in which an assigned function is performed.