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SECTION 223
Special police officers
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 2
§ 223. Special police officers. For the purpose of preserving order
and preventing offenses against the laws prohibiting gambling, the
trustees or directors of any corporation created under or subject to the
provisions of this article are hereby authorized to appoint from time to
time, five or more special police officers, and the same to remove at
pleasure, who, when appointed, shall be peace officers with the same
powers within and about such grounds as are set forth in section 2.20 of
the criminal procedure law, whose duty, when appointed, shall be to
preserve order within and around the grounds and racetracks of such
corporation, to protect the property within such grounds, to eject or
arrest all persons who shall be improperly within the grounds of such
corporation or who shall be guilty of disorderly conduct, or who shall
neglect or refuse to pay the fees or to observe the rules prescribed by
such corporation; and it shall be the further duty of such police
officers, when appointed, to prevent all violations of law with
reference to pool-selling, bookmaking and other gambling, and to arrest
any and all persons violating such provisions, and to convey such person
or persons so arrested, with a statement of the cause of such arrest,
before a court having jurisdiction of such offense, to be dealt with
according to the law. The appointment of police officers in pursuance of
this section shall not be deemed to supersede in any way on the grounds
and racetrack of such corporation the authority of peace officers or
police officers of the jurisdiction within which such grounds and
racetrack are located.