As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:
“Law-enforcement agency” means a law-enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the search for a suspect in
a case involving the death or serious injury of a law-enforcement officer or an agency
employing a law-enforcement officer who is missing in the line of duty.
“Law-enforcement officer” means any full-time or part-time employee of the Department of State Police or a
police department or sheriff's office that is a part of or administered by the Commonwealth
or any political subdivision thereof, and any campus police officer appointed under
Article 3 (§ 23.1-809 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 23.1, who is responsible for the prevention and detection
of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic, or highway laws of the Commonwealth.
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