Animal control officers are not peace officers but
20may exercise the powers of arrest of a peace officer as specified
21in Section 836 and the power to serve warrants as specified in
22Sections 1523 and 1530 during the course and within the scope of
23their employment, if those officers successfully complete a course
24in the exercise of those powers pursuant to Section 832.
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25of the training course specified in Section 832 pertaining to the
26carrying and use of firearms shall not be required for any animal
27control officer whose employing agency prohibits the use of
22 the purposes of this section, “firearms” includes capture
23guns, blowguns, carbon dioxide operated rifles and pistols, air
24guns, handguns, rifles, and shotguns.