§49-5E-8. Arrest authority of juvenile correctional and detention officers.
(a) Persons employed by the division of juvenile services as juvenile correctional officers or detention officers are authorized and empowered to arrest persons already in the custody of the division of juvenile services for violations of law that occur in the officer's presence, including escape.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as to make a juvenile correctional or detention officer employed by the division of juvenile services a law-enforcement officer as defined in section one, article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code.