§ 19.2-81.1

Arrest without warrant by correctional officers in certain cases

Any correctional officer, as defined in § 53.1-1, may arrest, in the same manner as provided in § 19.2-81, persons for crimes involving:

(a. The escape of an inmate from a correctional institution, as defined in § 53.1-1;

(b. Assisting an inmate to escape from a correctional institution, as defined in § 53.1-1;

(c. The delivery of contraband to an inmate in violation of § 18.2-474 or § 18.2-474.1; and

(d. Any other criminal offense which may contribute to the disruption of the safety, welfare, or security of the population of a correctional institution.

History

1976, c. 752.

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