[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text (Ch. 12 of the 1984 Code).]
State's witnesses — See Ch. 184.
[P.L.L., 1930, Art. 1, sec. 626; 1955 Code, sec. 549; 1918, ch. 299, sec. 5B; 1927, ch. 90; 1941, ch. 197, sec. 626; 1945, ch. 807; 1953, ch. 347; 3-21-1975 by Bill No. 1-75, effective 5-5-1975; 5-3-1991 by Bill No. 4A-91, effective 6-17-1991; 6-19-1996 by Bill No. 2-96, effective 8-3-1996; 6-28-2001 by Bill No. 6-01, effective 8-12-2001]
The State's Attorney for Allegany County shall appoint, subject to the approval of the County Commissioner of Allegany County, a competent person to be known as the "County Investigator."
The County Investigator shall work directly under the supervision of the State's Attorney and shall perform such duties as the State's Attorney may designate from time to time.
The County Investigator shall not be a civil service employee or a member of the County's classified service and shall be disciplined and/or discharged for cause pursuant to the Rules and Regulations Governing Employees of Allegany County, Maryland, adopted July 31, 1997, as amended.
The County Investigator shall have the power of arrest and all the common law and statutory powers of a police officer in Allegany County, Maryland.
The County Investigator shall receive a salary in an amount to be recommended by the State's Attorney and approved by the County Commissioners.
The County Investigator shall be entitled to the same health insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, and paid leave as established for comparable County employees by the Rules and Regulations Governing Employees of Allegany County, Maryland, adopted July 31, 1997, as amended.
[1955 Code, sec. 551; 1941, ch. 197, sec. 626B; 1963, ch. 259; 1972, ch. 152]
Expenses. The County Commissioners for Allegany County are hereby directed, authorized and empowered to pay the office expenses, including rent, stationery, printing, telephone, stamps, necessary stenographic services and any other expense, that may be essential for the proper maintenance of the office of the State's Attorney and also any other expense necessary and incident to the maintenance and conduct of said office as may be, in their opinion, reasonable and proper, and the County Commissioners shall levy for the same as expenses of the State's Attorney's office. These bills must be presented directly to the County Commissioners, made out and sworn to on the regular forms now in use by the County Commissioners and must be certified to by the State's Attorney, and all false swearings in such reports and affidavits shall be deemed perjury and punished as such.
Assistants. The County Commissioners of Allegany County are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint the number of Assistant State's Attorneys as, in the opinion of the Commissioners, is necessary to assist the State's Attorney in the conduct of his office. The County Commissioners of Allegany County are hereby directed, authorized and empowered to determine the salaries of Assistant State's Attorneys and to pay such necessary expenses as are incident to the maintenance and conduct of their offices as, in the opinion of the Commissioners, are reasonable and proper and shall levy for the same, including the salaries for any Assistant State's Attorneys so appointed, as expenses of the State's Attorney's office. Bills for these expenses must be presented and certified to by the State's Attorney in the same manner provided for in Subsection A of this section.