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Part 2C. Dorothea Dix HospitalJoint Security Force.

§ 122C‑430.20.  Jointsecurity force.

The Secretary may designateone or more special police officers who shall make up a joint security force toenforce the law of North Carolina and any ordinance or regulation adoptedpursuant to G.S. 143‑116.6 or G.S. 143‑116.7 or pursuant to theauthority granted the Department by any other law on the territory of theDorothea Dix Hospital in Wake County. After taking the oath of office for lawenforcement officers as set out in G.S. 11‑11, these special policeofficers have the same powers as peace officers now vested in sheriffs withinthe territory of the Dorothea Dix Hospital. These special police officers shallalso have the power prescribed by G.S. 122C‑205 outside the territory ofthe Dorothea Dix Hospital but within the confines of Wake County. These specialpolice officers may arrest persons outside the territory of the Dorothea DixHospital but within the confines of Wake County, when the person arrested has committeda criminal offense within the territory of the Dorothea Dix Hospital, for whichthe officers could have arrested the person within that territory, and thearrest is made during the person's immediate and continuous flight from thatterritory. (2001‑125,s. 1.)