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§ 646.1. Campus police powers and duties (Adm. Code § 2416.1)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 71 P.S. State Government

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 71 P.S. State Government
Part I. The Administrative Codes and Related Provisions
Chapter 2. The Administrative Code of 1929 (Refs & Annos)
Article XXIV. Powers and Duties of the Department of General Services and Its Departmental Administrative and Advisory Boards and Commissions (Refs & Annos)
71 P.S. § 646.1
§ 646.1. Campus police powers and duties (Adm. Code § 2416.1)
(a) Campus police shall have the power and their duty shall be:
(1) to enforce good order on the grounds and in the buildings of the college or university;
(2) to protect the grounds and buildings of the college or university;
(3) to exclude all disorderly persons from the grounds and buildings of the college or university;
(4) to adopt whatever means may be necessary for the performance of their duties;
(5) to exercise the same powers as are now or may hereafter be exercised under authority of law or ordinance by the police of the municipalities wherein the college or university is located, including, but not limited to, those powers conferred pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D (relating to municipal police jurisdiction);
(6) to prevent crime, investigate criminal acts, apprehend, arrest and charge criminal offenders and issue summary citations for acts committed on the grounds and in the buildings of the college or university and carry the offender before the proper alderman, justice of the peace, magistrate or bail commissioner and prefer charges against him under the laws of this Commonwealth. Except when acting pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D, campus police shall exercise these powers and perform these duties only on the grounds or within 500 yards of the grounds of the college or university. For the purposes of applying the provisions of 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D, the grounds and within 500 yards of the grounds of the college or university shall constitute the primary jurisdiction of the campus police;
(7) to order off the grounds and out of the buildings of the college or university all vagrants, loafers, trespassers and persons under the influence of liquor and, if necessary, remove them by force and, in case of resistance, carry such offenders before an alderman, justice of the peace, bail commissioner or magistrate; and
(8) to arrest any person who damages, mutilates or destroys the trees, plants, shrubbery, turf, grass plots, benches, buildings and structures or commits any other offense on the grounds and in the buildings of the college or university and carry the offender before the proper alderman, justice of the peace, bail commissioner or magistrate and prefer charges against him under the laws of this Commonwealth.
(b) Campus police and municipalities are authorized to enter into an agreement with the municipality wherein the college or university is located to exercise concurrently those powers and to perform those duties conferred pursuant to a cooperative police service agreement in accordance with 42 Pa.C.S. § 8953 (relating to Statewide municipal police jurisdiction). When so acting, the campus police of the college or university shall have the same powers, immunities and benefits granted to police officers in 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D.
(c) When acting within the scope of the authority of this section, campus police are at all times employes of the college or university and shall be entitled to all of the rights and benefits accruing therefrom.
(d) As used in this section:
“Campus police” means all law enforcement personnel employed by a State-aided or State-related college or university who have successfully completed a campus police course of training approved under 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D (relating to municipal police education and training).
“College” or “university” means all State-aided or State-related colleges and universities.
“Grounds” means all lands and buildings owned, controlled, leased or managed by a college or university.

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1929, April 9, P.L. 177, No. 175, § 2416.1, added 1997, Nov. 26, P.L. 530, No. 57, § 13, imd. effective.
71 P.S. § 646.1, PA ST 71 P.S. § 646.1
Current through 2021 Regular Session Act 70. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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