PART B. Citation Procedures
Rule 402. Persons Who Shall Use Citations.
Law enforcement officers shall ordinarily institute summary proceedings by citation.
It is intended that a wide variety of officials will have the authority to issue citations and shall do so as provided in these rules. Such authority is, of course, limited by the extent of the enforcement power given by law to such officials. Law enforcement officer includes police officer. See Rule 103.
Previous rule, originally numbered Rule 132, adopted January 31, 1970, effective May 1, 1970; amended and renumbered Rule 52 September 18, 1973, effective January 1, 1974; amended January 23, 1975, effective September 1, 1975; Comment revised April 8, 1982, effective July 1, 1982; rescinded July 12, 1985, effective January 1, 1986 and replaced by present Rule 403. Present Rule 52 adopted July 12, 1985, effective January 1, 1986. The January 1, 1986 effective dates all are extended to July 1, 1986; renumbered Rule 402 and Comment revised March 1, 2000. effective April 1, 2001.
Committee Explanatory Reports:
Final Report explaining the March 1, 2000 reorganization and renumbering of the rules published with the Courts Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).
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