A. The governing board of each public institution of higher learning named in § 23-14, hereafter sometimes referred to in this chapter as "institution," is authorized to establish a campus police department and to employ campus police officers and auxiliary forces upon appointment as provided in §§ 23-233 and 23-233.1. Such employment shall be governed by the Virginia Personnel Act, as set forth in Chapter 29 (§ 2.2-2900 et seq.) of Title 2.2, except that the governing body of a public institution of higher education may direct that the employment of the chief of the campus police department is not governed by the Virginia Personnel Act.
B. The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority shall be authorized to employ police officers and auxiliary forces as provided in this chapter and in § 23-50.16:10, except that the employment of such officers and forces shall not be governed by the Virginia Personnel Act.
1977, c. 79; 1991, c. 711; 1996, cc. 905, 1046; 2000, c. 720; 2009, c. 596.