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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
Public Business
Chapter 281
Safety And Security Services
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Section 281.02, Florida Statutes 2001

281.02  Powers and duties of the Department of Management Services, Florida Capitol Police.--The Department of Management Services, Florida Capitol Police, has the following powers and duties:

(1)  To establish a comprehensive and ongoing plan for the firesafety and security of the Capitol, the Senate Office Building, the House Office Building, and the Historic Capitol, including, but not limited to, the institution of programs for the awareness and training in firesafety and security of members of the Legislature and their employees, and all other elected officials and their respective employees, who occupy such buildings. The Florida Capitol Police shall also ensure that adequate signs and personnel are in place to inform and assist the occupants of and visitors to such buildings.

(2)  To provide and maintain the firesafety and security of all state-owned property leased from the Department of Management Services, excluding state universities and custodial institutions, the Governor's office, the Governor's mansion and the grounds thereof, and the Supreme Court.

(3)  To develop emergency procedures and evacuation routes in the event of fire or disaster and to make such procedures and routes known to those persons occupying state-owned buildings leased from the Department of Management Services.

(4)  To employ:

(a)  Agents who hold certification as police officers in accordance with the minimum standards and qualifications as set forth in s. 943.13 and the provisions of chapter 110, who shall have the authority to bear arms, make arrests, and apply for arrest warrants; and

(b)  Guards and administrative, clerical, technical, and other personnel as may be required.

(5)  To train agents and guards in fire prevention, firesafety, and emergency medical procedures.

(6)  To respond to all complaints relating to criminal activity within state-owned buildings or state-leased property.

(7)  To enforce rules of the Department of Management Services governing the regulation of traffic and parking on state-owned or state-leased property, including, but not limited to, issuing citations for the violation of such rules or the traffic laws of the state or any county or municipality and impounding illegally or wrongfully parked vehicles.

(8)  To delegate its duties provided in this section to any state agency occupying such state-owned or state-leased property.

History.--s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 6, ch. 84-143; s. 4, ch. 84-274; s. 64, ch. 85-80; s. 2, ch. 91-54; s. 218, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 58, ch. 98-279; s. 29, ch. 99-399.

Note.--Former s. 287.35.

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