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IC 36-8-2
     Chapter 2. General Powers Concerning Public Safety

IC 36-8-2-1
Application of chapter
    
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to all units except townships.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-2
Police and law enforcement system
    
Sec. 2. A unit may establish, maintain, and operate a police and law enforcement system to preserve public peace and order and may provide facilities and equipment for that system.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-3
Firefighting and fire prevention system
    
Sec. 3. A unit may establish, maintain, and operate a firefighting and fire prevention system and may provide facilities and equipment for that system.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-4
Regulation of dangerous conduct or property
    
Sec. 4. A unit may regulate conduct, or use or possession of property, that might endanger the public health, safety, or welfare.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-5
Medical care, health, and community services; hospitals
    
Sec. 5. A unit may provide medical care or other health and community services to persons and may impose restrictions upon persons or animals that might cause other persons or animals to be injured or contract diseases. A unit may also establish, aid, maintain, and operate hospitals.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-6
Animals; capture and destruction; shelters
    
Sec. 6. A unit may capture and destroy animals if necessary and may establish, maintain, and operate animal shelters.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-7
Regulation of business use of watercourse
    
Sec. 7. A unit may regulate any business use of a watercourse.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-8
Regulation of introduction of substance, odor, or sound in air


     Sec. 8. A unit may regulate the introduction of any substance or odor into the air, or any generation of sound.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-9
Regulation of public gatherings
    
Sec. 9. A unit may regulate public gatherings, such as shows, demonstrations, fairs, conventions, sporting events, and exhibitions.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-10
Regulation of businesses and professions
    
Sec. 10. A unit may regulate the operation of businesses, crafts, professions, and occupations.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-11
Regulation of solicitations
    
Sec. 11. A unit may regulate solicitation by persons offering goods or services to the public or solicitation for charitable causes.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.

IC 36-8-2-12
Weights and measures standards control system
    
Sec. 12. A unit may establish, maintain, and operate a weights and measures standards control system. However, a unit may not establish fees for inspections or tests relating to weights and measures.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.171-1985, SEC.2.

IC 36-8-2-13
Extraterritorial powers
    
Sec. 13. A municipality may exercise powers granted by sections 4, 5, and 6 of this chapter in areas within four (4) miles outside its corporate boundaries.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.211, SEC.3.