Section 16-47-199

Rules and regulations; punishment of violations; powers of police officers appointed by university president.

The University of Alabama shall have the power and authority to make, establish and promulgate such reasonable rules and regulations, not in conflict with the laws of Alabama, which may be deemed for the best interest of the operation, development, protection, maintenance and management of the University of Alabama Museum, which rules and regulations shall have the force and effect of law. Such rules and regulations shall be published in printed form and shall be made available to the general public and visitors to said University of Alabama Museum. Such rules, so published, shall be received in evidence in any court in this state without further proof. A violation of any rule or regulation made, established or promulgated in accordance with the provisions of this article shall be a misdemeanor. All persons appointed as police officers by the president of the University of Alabama, as provided for by law, are hereby constituted peace officers of the State of Alabama with full and unlimited police power and jurisdiction to enforce the rules and regulations promulgated by virtue of the authority contained in this article. Such police officers are clothed with the power and authority of deputy sheriffs and shall arrest without warrant and carry before the district court of the county in which an offense is committed any person violating any of the rules and regulations made and promulgated under the authority provided for in this article.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 102, p. 2018, §10.)