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37.20 SPECIAL PEACE OFFICERS.
The secretary or the president of the society may appoint, in a writing signed by either
of them, as many peace officers, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, clause (c), as are
necessary, both during the annual fair and throughout the year for the regulation of the Minnesota
State Fairgrounds. These peace officers, before entering upon their duties, shall take and subscribe
the usual oath of office, endorsed upon their appointment. They have upon the fairgrounds all
the power and authority of peace officers and may, within these limits, without warrant, arrest
any person found violating state law or any rule, bylaw, or ordinance of the society. They may
summarily remove the persons and property of the offenders from the grounds, and take them
before any court of competent jurisdiction to be dealt with according to law. Each peace officer
shall wear an appropriate badge of office while acting as a peace officer. The society may also
contract with the state, any county, or any municipality for police service and protection on
the fairgrounds.
History: (7879) RL s 3091; 1965 c 796 s 2; 1982 c 625 s 11; 1985 c 265 art 2 s 1