- Reference: Education Code Sections 72330, et seq.
- Board Approved: 11/09/05
The Board has established a safety and security department under the supervision of the Chief of Safety and Security, who reports directly to the President/Superintendent or designee. The department(s) shall have jurisdiction to enforce the law on or near the campus(es) and other grounds or properties owned, operated, controlled or administered by the District.
District safety and security staff shall be employed as members of the classified service but shall, when duly sworn, be peace officers as defined by law. Prior to employment, they shall satisfy the training requirements set out in Penal Code Sections 830, et seq.
The President/Superintendent or designee shall establish minimum qualifications of employment for the Chief of Safety and Security including, but not limited to, prior employment as a peace officer or completion of a peace officer training course approved by the Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training
The President/Superintendent or designee shall ensure that every eligible member of the Safety and Security Department first employed by the District before July 1, 1999 satisfies the requirements of state law regarding qualifications for continued employment.
Every eligible member of the Safety and Security Department shall be issued a suitable identification card and metal or cloth uniform badge.
The President/Superintendent or designee, in cooperation with the Chief of Safety and Security, shall issue such other regulations as may be necessary for the effective administration of the Safety and Security Department.
See Administrative Procedure #7600.