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299A.65 Jurisdiction and liability.

Subdivision 1. Statewide jurisdiction. Law enforcement officers who are members of the Criminal Gang Strike Force have statewide jurisdiction to conduct criminal investigations and possess the same powers of arrest as those possessed by a sheriff.

Subd. 2. Liability and workers' compensation. While operating under the scope of this section, members of the strike force are "employees of the state" as defined in section 3.736 and are considered employees of the Department of Public Safety for purposes of chapter 176.

HIST: 1997 c 239 art 8 s 9