Ordinances

5.00 DUTIES OF POLICE OFFICERS


5.01 Duties
5.02 Police Chief and Director of Public Safety restricting access to property

.01 The Police Chief and Director of the Department of Police and Public Safety and his or her subordinate police officers shall: apprehend and arrest any person in violation of any provision of these ordinances and shall make complaint against such violator before any judge or judicial officer having jurisdiction; shall restrict access to any area to secure the protection of an individual, crime scene, or the public; is empowered to delegate to any citizen or peace officer authority to enforce any provision(s) of these ordinances when the citizen or peace officer is acting in conjunction with the police officer; may eject from property governed by the Board any person lacking lawful right to be present on said property; shall take into custody any property which appears to be lost, stolen or abandoned; shall cause to be towed and/or impounded any motor vehicle and/or bicycle parked contrary to the provisions of these ordinances when the vehicle or bicycle is causing damage or constitutes a hazard, is parked upon a lawn or crop area, is obstructing convenient movement of the public or University operations, or is in violation of the provisions of these ordinances or state law; shall take into protective custody any person present upon property governed by the Board who appears to be mentally disturbed, or otherwise incapacitated, until such person may be placed into the care of appropriate health professionals; shall take into custody any domestic animal found running loose upon property governed by the Board until the animal can be returned to its owner or placed in the custody of an animal shelter; is authorized to destroy any domestic animal running loose on property governed by the Board which is deemed to pose a threat of danger to the safety or well being of the public and if unable to capture the animal; shall apprehend and arrest any person who, without proper authority, obstructs or interferes with the free movement of any other person lawfully present on property governed by the Board; shall diligently secure respect for the civil rights of all persons lawfully property in connection with the occurrence of any event or activity held on property governed by the Board.

.02 The Police Chief and Director of Public Safety, and his or her subordinates, are authorized to temporarily restrict access to and use of University property, or portions of such property, as is deemed necessary or desirable for the convenient and efficient conduct of University affairs or activities, and any such restrictions shall be made known by use of signs, barricades, announcements, postings or other means deemed appropriate under the circumstances.

Enacted: September 15, 1964
Amended: December 10, 1994
Reprinted: May 16, 1969

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