Campus Law Enforcement
Policy Number: 3349‐10‐10
Effective Date: 09/03/2009
Responsible Department: Safety and Security
- To establish a policy for security and the enforcement of federal, state and local laws on the Rootstown Campus of the University.
- This Policy applies to all persons on the Rootstown Campus of the University.
- Consult University Policy No. 3349‐7‐01.
- “Clery Act” refers to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. §1092(f), and its implementation regulations, 34 C.F.R. 688.46.
- “Office of Public Safety and Security” or the “Office” refers to the Supervisor for Public Safety & Security, the Public Safety Officer, and the contract security officers under the direction of the Supervisor.
- “Supervisor” means the Supervisor of Public Safety & Security who is a full‐time University employee and who heads the Office of Public Safety and Security.
- “Public Safety Officer” is a full‐time University employee who assists the Supervisor in the administration of the Office of Public Safety and Security.
- “Security” is the physical space reserved for security officers and their respective functions. It is located outside the only door accessible to non‐keycard holders after hours.
- “911” is the telephone number used to call for local community police, fire or ambulance emergency services.
- The University maintains a security force of armed contract security officers under the direction of the Supervisor for Public Safety and Security.
- The Office provides 24‐hour‐a‐day security for the buildings, parking lots and property surrounding University buildings and parking lots on the Rootstown Campus.
- Security officers on the Rootstown Campus are employees of the security service with which the University contracts. They have no power of arrest on the Rootstown Campus. The Supervisor and the Public Safety Officer, when deputized by the County Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement agency has the power of arrest on the Rootstown Campus.
- The University maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, as well as other local law enforcement agencies for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses. The University does not, however, have a written memorandum of understanding with a law enforcement agency.
- Incidents requiring law enforcement assistance are referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. All persons are strongly encouraged to immediately report any criminal or suspicious activity on the Rootstown Campus to the Office at ext. 5911 and if time permits to call “911”.