3345.041 Agreements to provide police services to political subdivision or another state university or college - civil liability.

(A) The board of trustees of a state university or college may enter into an agreement with one or more townships, municipal corporations, counties, park districts created under section 1545.04 of the Revised Code, township park districts created under section 511.18 of the Revised Code, or other state universities or colleges and a township, municipal corporation, county, park district, or township park district may enter into an agreement with a state university or college upon such terms as are agreed to by them, to allow the use of state university law enforcement officers designated under section 3345.04 of the Revised Code to perform any police function, exercise any police power, or render any police service on behalf of the contracting political subdivision, or state university or college, that it may perform, exercise, or render.

(B) Chapter 2743. of the Revised Code applies to a state university or college when its law enforcement officers are serving outside the university or college pursuant to an agreement entered into pursuant to division (A) of this section. State university law enforcement officers acting outside the state university or college by which they are employed, pursuant to an agreement entered into pursuant to division (A) of this section, shall be entitled to participate in any indemnity fund established by their employer to the same extent as while acting within the employing state university or college and are entitled to all the rights and benefits of Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code. The state university law enforcement officers also retain their personal immunity from civil liability specified in section 9.86 of the Revised Code. A township, municipal corporation, county, park district, or township park district that enters into an agreement pursuant to division (A) of this section is not subject to civil liability under Chapter 2744. of the Revised Code as the result of any action or omission of any state university law enforcement officer acting pursuant to the agreement.

(C) Agreements entered into pursuant to division (A) of this section may provide for the reimbursement of the state university or college providing police services under such agreement for the costs incurred by its law enforcement officers for the policing of the political subdivision, or of the state university or college to which such services are provided. Each contract may provide for the ascertainment of costs and shall be of a duration not in excess of four years. All payments pursuant to any agreement in reimbursement of the costs of policing shall be held and administered as provided by section 3345.05 of the Revised Code.

(D) An agreement entered into pursuant to division (A) of this section shall specify whether the political subdivision or the state university or college to which police services are provided under such agreement will or will not indemnify and hold harmless the state university or college providing police services under such agreement for any damages awarded by the court of claims in any civil action arising from any action or omission of any state university law enforcement officer acting pursuant to the agreement.

(E) As used in this section, "state university or college" means any state university or college identified in section 3345.04 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 11-06-1996