A covered institution may continue to operate or establish a campus police department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.), as those provisions are modified by this subchapter. Campus police shall possess the powers provided in Chapter 17; provided however, that a covered institution’s employment of campus police shall be governed by the provisions of this subchapter rather than by Chapter 28 (§ 2.2-2800 et seq.) and Chapter 29 (§ 2.2-2900 et seq.) of Title 2.2.Campus police officers of a covered institution shall be eligible to participate in the same state-sponsored retirement plans, and on the same terms and conditions, that campus police officers of other public institutions of higher education are eligible to participate in.
2005, cc. 933, 945.