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§ 3-307. Scope of commission

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Special Police Officers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-307
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 41, § 4-905
§ 3-307. Scope of commission
In general
(a) Each special police officer shall protect and preserve peace and good order on the property described in the application for the commission.
Powers of special police officer
(b) A special police officer may:
(1) arrest individuals who trespass or commit offenses on the property described in the application for the commission;
(2) exercise the powers of a police officer on the property described in the application for the commission;
(3) exercise the powers of a police officer in a county or municipal corporation of the State in connection with the care, custody, and protection of other property of the entity that requested the appointment of the special police officer or other property, real or personal, for which the entity has assumed an obligation to maintain or protect; and
(4) direct and control traffic on public highways and roads in the immediate vicinity of the property described in the application for the commission in order to facilitate the orderly movement of traffic to and from the property, if the Secretary approves of this activity in advance.
Limitations as to vehicle laws
(c)(1) A special police officer may make an arrest or issue a traffic citation for a violation of the Maryland Vehicle Law1 or any other State or local traffic law or regulation only if the special police officer:
(i) has a probationary or permanent appointment as a security officer or is a member of an industrial police force; and
(ii) has completed the basic training course for police officers as established by the Police Training and Standards Commission in accordance with Subtitle 2 of this title.
(2) A special police officer may exercise the power described in paragraph (1) of this subsection only on the property of the special police officer's employer as described in the application for the commission, unless the special police officer is in active pursuit for the purpose of immediate apprehension.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2018, c. 12, § 6.

Footnotes

Transportation, § 11-101 et seq.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-307, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-307
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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