(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, any honorably retired law-enforcement officer may, at the discretion of the head of a law-enforcement agency, be reemployed subject to the provisions of this article: Provided, That a retired law-enforcement officer employed pursuant to this article must be certified pursuant to article twenty-nine, chapter thirty.
(b) Any person reemployed pursuant to the provisions of this article shall:
(1) Receive the same compensation as a regularly enlisted officer of the same rank;
(2) Receive credit for all years of service accrued prior to their retirement, as well as service rendered after the date of their reemployment;
(3) Exercise the same authority as a regularly enlisted officer of the law-enforcement agency;
(4) Wear the same uniform and insignia;
(5) Be subject to the same oath;
(6) Execute the same bond; and
(7) Exercise the same powers and be subject to the same limitations as a regularly enlisted officer of the law-enforcement agency.
(c) A person reemployed pursuant to the provisions of this article is ineligible for promotion or reclassification of any type nor eligible for appointment to a temporary rank.
(d) A person reemployed pursuant to the provisions of this article may be employed for a period not to exceed two years from the date on which he or she is hired.
(e) As used in this article:
(1) "Law-enforcement officer" or "officer" means: (A) Any sheriff and any deputy sheriff of any county; (B) any member of a police department in any municipality as defined in section two, article one, chapter eight of this code; and (C) any natural resources police officer of the Division of Natural Resources; and
(2) "Head of a law-enforcement agency" means the chief of police of an incorporated municipality; a county sheriff, or the chief natural resources police officer of the Division of Natural Resources.