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I. Title of Policy
College Safety and Security
II. Objective of Policy
To establish a Board of Trustees Policy, to ensure maximum protection of personal rights and physical safety of staff and students of the College, for the care, preservation and protection of College property and for the control of the conduct of those on said property.
N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.2 et seq.
IV. Policy Statement
Recognizing it is essential to secure the successful operation of the College, protect personal rights and physical safety of students and staff, protect College property, maintain good order, promote designated educational objectives of the College and ensure a safe environment for students and the community, and to obviate unnecessary and improper interference with College activities, the Board delegates to the President the authority for effecting and implementing a College wide security program through a Police Department in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.2 et seq.
The appointment of police officers to said Police Department shall be made by the Board of Trustees upon nomination of the President and, upon approval of such person so appointed under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.3, the President shall issue in the name of the Board of Trustees a commission to such person as a Police Officer of Brookdale Community College subject to and under the terms of the Schedule of Salary and Conditions for such Police Officers.
Brookdale Community College Police Officers will be permitted to carry College-approved firearms on and off duty in accordance with the law.
The President is further authorized to adopt and maintain College Safety and Security Regulations and Procedures relevant to the conduct of all persons on College property. Such Regulations and Procedures shall be made known to all students and staff of the College, first responders, emergency personnel and Police Departments in the communities in which the College operates a Branch Campus and/or Higher Education Center
The Police Department will, in compliance with federal law, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Student Right-to-Know) and Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Public Law 101-542, as amended to the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998; and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) SaVE Act provision, maintain and disclose annually College crime statistics and security information, in a report to be made available and accessible to the public.
V. Responsibility for Implementation
Approved: Board of Trustees, 1/18/73
Rev. Lodged: 11/20/04
Revised: 19 June 2014
Approved: 19 June 2014