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Article - State Finance and Procurement




§4–605.

    (a)    (1)    In accordance with the provisions of the State Personnel and Pensions Article, the Secretary may establish a police and security force, known as the Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services, to protect people and property on or about improvements, grounds, and multiservice centers under the jurisdiction of the Department, and in the surrounding areas of the buildings and grounds in the State as described in § 4–601(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this subtitle.

        (2)    The Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services may include sworn police officers.

    (b)    A member of the Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services may not be involuntarily transferred from a site to another site.

    (c)    A member of the Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services has the same powers as a sheriff or police officer under § 2–101 of the Criminal Procedure Article only if the member:

        (1)    meets the legal requirements set forth by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; and

        (2)    is designated by the Department as a police officer.