2022 Indiana Code
Title 16. Health
Article 18. General Provisions and Definitions
Chapter 4. Hospital Police Departments
16-18-4-6. Police Officer Powers

Universal Citation: IN Code § 16-18-4-6 (2022)

Sec. 6. (a) A hospital police officer appointed under this chapter has the following powers:

(1) General police powers, including the power to arrest, without process, all persons who commit any offense within the view of the police officer.

(2) The same common law and statutory powers, privileges, and immunities as sheriffs and constables. However, the police officer is empowered to serve civil process only to the extent authorized by the governing board of a hospital.

(3) The duty to enforce and to assist the officials of the hospital in the enforcement of the rules and regulations of the hospital.

(4) The duty to assist and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and law enforcement officers.

(b) The governing board of a hospital employing a hospital police officer may expressly forbid the police officer from exercising any powers otherwise granted to the police officer by law.

As added by P.L.199-2013, SEC.1.

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