Section 58. The colonel may, at the request of the Port of Boston Authority, appoint as special state police officers employees of said authority. Such special state police officers shall serve for one year, subject to removal by the colonel, and they shall have the same power to make arrests as the state police for any criminal offense committed in or upon lands, piers or structures within the charge of said authority. They shall report to the colonel as to their official acts at such times and in such manner as he may require. They shall serve without pay, except their regular compensation as employees of said authority, and they shall receive no fees for services or return of any criminal process.