Section 16-48-12

Police officers.

(a) The president of Auburn University, with the approval of the board of trustees, is hereby authorized to appoint and employ suitable persons to act as police officers to keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon and damage to the property and grounds of the university. Such persons shall be charged with all the duties and invested with all the powers of police officers and may eject trespassers from the university buildings and grounds, and may, without a warrant, arrest any person guilty of disorderly conduct or of trespass upon the property of the university, or for any public offense committed in their presence, and carry them before the nearest district court or municipal court charged with the trial of such offenders, before whom, upon proper affidavit charging the offense, any person so arrested may be tried and convicted as in cases of persons brought before him on his warrant; and such officers shall have authority to summon a posse comitatus and may, with a warrant, arrest any person found upon or near the premises of the university charged with any public offense and take them before the proper officer.

(b) The police officers provided for in this section shall cooperate with, and, when requested, furnish assistance to the regularly constituted authorities of the municipality of Auburn; and their jurisdiction and authority shall be coextensive with the corporate limits of the municipality.

(Acts 1949, No. 305, p. 439, § 1; Acts 1985, No. 85-632, p. 963, § 1; Acts 1985, No. 85-727, p. 1178, § 1.)