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§ 3-315. Prohibited acts; penalty

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Special Police Officers (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-315
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 41, § 4-911;  MD CODE Art. 41, § 4-913
§ 3-315. Prohibited acts; penalty
Acting as special police officer without commission prohibited
(a) An individual may not exercise or attempt to exercise any of the powers of a special police officer granted under this subtitle without a commission.
Acting as special police officer with knowledge of suspension or termination prohibited
(b)(1) An individual may not exercise or attempt to exercise any of the powers of a special police officer granted under this subtitle if the individual knows of the suspension or termination of the individual's commission or if the individual has in any manner received notice of the suspension or termination of the individual's commission.
(2) An individual is presumed to know of a suspension or termination if notice of the suspension or termination is filed and mailed in accordance with § 3-313 of this subtitle.
Employing individual as special police officer without commission prohibited
(c) An employer may not knowingly:
(1) hire an individual to perform the duties of a special police officer unless the individual holds a commission; or
(2) continue to employ an individual to perform the duties of a special police officer:
(i) unless the individual holds a commission; or
(ii) if the individual's commission is suspended or terminated.
Penalty
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.

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Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-315, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-315
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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