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Article - Criminal Procedure




§2–101.

    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Emergency” means a sudden or unexpected happening or an unforeseen combination of circumstances that calls for immediate action to protect the health, safety, welfare, or property of a person from actual or threatened harm or from an unlawful act.

    (c)    “Police officer” means a person who in an official capacity is authorized by law to make arrests and is:

        (1)    a member of the Department of State Police;

        (2)    a member of the Police Department of Baltimore City;

        (3)    a member of the Baltimore City School Police Force;

        (4)    a member of the police department, bureau, or force of a county;

        (5)    a member of the police department, bureau, or force of a municipal corporation;

        (6)    a member of the Maryland Transit Administration Police Force or Maryland Transportation Authority Police Force;

        (7)    a member of the University System of Maryland Police Force or Morgan State University Police Force;

        (8)    a special police officer who is appointed to enforce the law and maintain order on or protect property of the State or any of its units;

        (9)    a member of the Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services;

        (10)    the sheriff of a county whose usual duties include the making of arrests;

        (11)    a regularly employed deputy sheriff of a county who is compensated by the county and whose usual duties include the making of arrests;

        (12)    a member of the Natural Resources Police Force of the Department of Natural Resources;

        (13)    an authorized employee of the Field Enforcement Bureau of the Comptroller’s Office;

        (14)    a member of the Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission Park Police;

        (15)    a member of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City Police Force;

        (16)    a member of the Crofton Police Department;

        (17)    a member of the WMATA Metro Transit Police, subject to the jurisdictional limitations under Article XVI, § 76 of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact, which is codified at § 10–204 of the Transportation Article;

        (18)    a member of the Intelligence and Investigative Division of the Department;

        (19)    a member of the State Forest and Park Service Police Force of the Department of Natural Resources;

        (20)    a member of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Police Force;

        (21)    a member of the Ocean Pines Police Department;

        (22)    a member of the police force of the Baltimore City Community College;

        (23)    a member of the police force of the Hagerstown Community College;

        (24)    an employee of the Warrant Apprehension Unit of the Division of Parole and Probation in the Department;

        (25)    a member of the police force of the Anne Arundel Community College; or

        (26)    a member of the police department of the Johns Hopkins University established in accordance with Title 24, Subtitle 12 of the Education Article.