Code of Virginia - Title 33.1 Highways, Bridges And Ferries - Section 33.1-258 Appointment of special police

§ 33.1-258. Appointment of special police

The circuit court of any county, or the judge thereof in vacation, in which there is a toll bridge or its approaches, or the circuit court of any county, or the judge thereof in vacation, in which lies any part of any toll bridge, or bridges, or their approaches belonging to the same proprietor, but which bridge or bridges and/or their approaches lie in more than one county or counties, may, upon the application of such proprietor, appoint any employee of such proprietor, employed in and about the control or the operation of such bridge or bridges and approaches, a special police officer, who may exercise all the powers and duties imposed and conferred upon sheriffs in this Commonwealth, in criminal matters, upon any such bridge, or bridges and their approaches. And such power shall extend throughout the Commonwealth when such special police officer is actually in pursuit of a person accused of crime, or when acting under authority of a warrant duly issued for the arrest of a person charged with a crime. But no special policeman appointed under this section whose duties as such special policeman are merely incidental to such private employment shall be deemed to be an employee of the Commonwealth or county or counties within which such bridges and their approaches lie, within the meaning of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.

(Code 1950, § 33-218; 1970, c. 322.)

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