Computer Index Code: C1S04.01
Origination Date: 11/1/82
Inst. Council Approval Date:
Subject: Chapter 1 ADMINISTRATION--PRESIDENT
CAMPUS SAFETY PROCEDURES
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The College Campus Safety Department has two primary areas of responsibility: Security and personal safety activities. The following is a brief outline of both areas of responsibility.
Campus Safety involves investigating prowls, thefts,burglaries and suspicious circumstances; maintaining liaison with other campus safety departments and police departments;informing the administration of trends relating to crimeson college campuses; maintaining records on all properties reported as stolen and pertinent information transmitted to the property Officer and other state agencies.
It is the responsibility of the Campus Safety Department to maintain a spirit of comradery with college personnel,and local law enforcement officers, and support and comply with policies and procedures implied and/or written by the college's administration and to maintain law and order and to enforce College rules and the laws of the State of Utah.
AUTHORIZATION FOR CAMPUS SAFETY OPERATIONS
As authorized under state law (Utah Code Annotated 53-45-4) the governing board of the college may establish and maintain a campus safety department. The department shall function under the Director of Facilities as delegated by the President.
All department activities shall be conducted in accordance with state laws and college policies, and with the full knowledge of the Director of Facilities and/or the President or thepresident's designee.
Activities shall be limited to college property and/or property under its control except when requested to assist outside agencies, or when an officer observes a crime, or there is the possibility of physical harm or life is endangered.
PEACE OFFICER TRAINING
Peace officer training, required for campus safety officers under the Peace Officer's Training Act, may be sponsored by the college.
UNIFORMS AND FIREARMS
Campus safety officers shall be uniformed except for the Chief of Campus Safety who may wear street clothes when involved in Administrative matters. Only those officers who have had peace officer training will be permitted to carry firearms on duty.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Campus safety officers will function from appropriately marked vehicles as specified by the Director of Facilities.
INVESTIGATION OF COLLEGE PERSONNEL
ARRESTS: When a campus safety officer has probable cause to believe a crime has been committed in his/her presence, he/she will proceed as follows:
INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL CRIMES
Investigation of College personnel by a campus safety officer will be initiated only upon awareness and/or direct observation of a violation of the law. Other requests for investigation may be directed to the President, Vice President and/or Director of Facilities. The President or designee, Director of Facilities, and the appropriate administrator shall be notified immediately of the pending investigation.
RELEASE OF CRIMINAL HISTORIES
Investigation by a campus safety officer will be initiated only or upon awareness and/or direct observation of a violation of the law or at the request of the Director of Facilities. The Director of Facilities shall be notified of the investigation.
Criminal histories of student, faculty and staff maintained by the Safety Department for violation of College rules and regulations or the laws of Utah may be released to authorized persons in accordance with College policies, laws of the state, (Utah Code Annotated 77-59-9 and 77-59-14), the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act. Final determination to release such information will be made by the Director of Facilities or the President or designee.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN OF FACILITY AND
The Campus Safety Office shall have emergency authority to prevent the use of facilities or equipment where life safety dangers exist until administrative action is implemented and the danger no longer exists.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATION ENFORCEMENT
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