Section 67. The colonel may, at the request of the state lottery commission, appoint as special state police officers employees of said lottery commission holding the title of chief of security, security officer, license agent, field investigator, supervisor of beano, or assistant supervisor of beano. 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 connection with any activities operated or regulated by the state lottery commission. 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 lottery commission, and they shall receive no fees for service or return of any criminal process.