Policies and Procedures
Computer Index Code: C1S04.01
Origination Date: 11/1/82
Inst. Council Approval Date:
Subject: Chapter 1 ADMINISTRATION--PRESIDENT
Section 4.01 CAMPUS SAFETY PROCEDURES
I. 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.
A. Campus Security shall place emphasis on maintaining
security of parking lots and their contents by regular
foot patrol or in security vehicles; enforce parking
and traffic regulations; issue parking tickets to violators
of college parking regulations and on special situations;
issue Justice of the Peace citations; direct students,
visitors, and motorists to buildings on campus and special
activities; provide security of institutional buildings,
grounds and warehouses to prevent acts of theft, vandalism,
and arson; administer first aid to students, staff, and
the general public; report hazards that may endanger
B. 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 crimes
on 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.
II. 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 the
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.
III. PEACE OFFICER TRAINING
Peace officer training, required for campus safety officers under
the Peace Officer's Training Act, may be sponsored by the college.
IV. 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.
V. MARKED VEHICLES
Campus safety officers will function from appropriately marked
vehicles as specified by the Director of Facilities.
VI. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
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:
1. Stop the crime
2. Arrests or detain
3. Investigate further
4. Report to the appropriate prosecuting attorney (city or county).
5. Inform the Director of Facilities and/or the President
VII. INVESTIGATION OF COLLEGE PERSONNEL
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.
VIII. INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL CRIMES
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.
IX. RELEASE OF CRIMINAL HISTORIES
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.
Requests for warrants may be initiated by college safety
officers but only with the approval of the Chief of Campus
Safety, in accordance with procedures established by College
administration, and the laws of the State of Utah.
XI. 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.
XII. SECURITY OPERATIONS
A. Monitor Security and Fire Alarm Systems: The Campus
Safety Office will operate and assure the efficient
function of the electronic security and fire alarm
systems of the college.
B. Monitor Mechanical and Electrical Systems: A check
system for all mechanical and electrical security and
alarm systems will be maintained after regular college
hours, and malfunctions reported to the maintenance and
engineering departments as well as the Director of
C. Patrol: The Campus Safety Office will provide patrol on
a scheduled basis for all college buildings, parking lots,
and other college property.
D. Keying System: The Campus Safety Office will manage and
maintain a master keying system and key records for all
XIII. TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATION ENFORCEMENT
A. Parking and Traffic Regulations: The Chief of Campus
Safety will recommend changes in parking and traffic
regulation to the Director of Facilities, parking
committee, and the College administrative council.
B. Printing of Pamphlets and Decals: The Chief of Campus
Safety will be responsible for printing and distribution
of approved traffic and parking regulation pamphlets and
C. Monitoring and Enforcement of Traffic and Parking Regulations:
The Campus Safety Office will be responsible for monitoring
approved traffic and parking regulations with full
enforcement authority. Traffic and parking violation
records will be maintained.
D. Appeal Process: The appeal process will be through the
Justice of the Peace.
E. Parking Exception: Certain approved exceptions to the
parking regulations may be granted in order to maintain
good public relations with the college community and
general public. These guidelines are outlined in a
separate document "Parking Exception Guidelines."
A. Reporting Violations of College Police: Violations of
college safety and security policies will be reported to
the appropriate administrator and/or the Director of
Facilities, and/or the President or the President's designee.
B. Reporting Criminal Details to a Prosecutor: The campus
safety officer is bound by law to give a prosecutor all
the facts. The Chief of Campus Safety will notify the
appropriate college administrator of his findings only
with the specific approval of the College Director of
Facilities and or the President or the President's
designee, and only when such notification does not
jeopardized the case.
C. Reporting Crimes to the Utah State Bureau of Criminal
Identification: The Campus Safety Officer shall provide
only, as required by law, a monthly statistical report
of crimes to the Utah State Bureau of Criminal
Identification (Utah Code Annotated 77-59-9 and 77-59-14).
D. Reporting Accidents and Injuries: A record of ALL visitor,
employee and student accidents shall be maintained by the
Campus Safety Department. Accidents which have caused
injury will be investigated and reported to the Director
E. Reporting Loss of Property: A record of loss of college
property shall be maintained and immediately coordinated
with the college inventory officer and the Director of
For More Information, Contact:
Director of Risk Management