The Georgia Court of Appeals recently published their decision in State v. Zilke, No. A15A0279. Before Zilke, it was a well established law (O.C.G.A. 20-3-76) that campus police officers only had jurisdiction within 500 yards of their respective university campus. The trial court judge granted defendant's motion to suppress on this issue, but the State appealed the ruling. Judge Michael Boggs delivered the opinion for the appellate court and instead decided that O.C.G.A. 17-4-23 allowed an officer outside of his jurisdiction to make an arrest based on a traffic violation made in their presence. Boggs surmised that this logically follows with the exception made in Sullivan v. State, 308 Ga. App 114 (2011) that allows a campus police officer to make a traffic stop of a person outside of campus territory for an offense that occurred inside campus territory. You can now expect campus officers to make legal traffic stops anywhere inside the State of Georgia based on this new law.