Monday, July 27, 2015

Campus Police Patrolling Off the Campus? Sure, but the Rules Vary

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 24th, 2015

Four days after a campus police officer shot and killed a 43-year-old man during an off-campus traffic stop, Santa J. Ono, the University of Cincinnati’s president, announced an overhaul of the university’s police department.
The changes made on Thursday — which may be temporary, depending on the outcome of meetings with city leaders — include a directive that the university's police officers conduct traffic stops only within campus boundaries.
That limitation illustrates how blurred the lines between the campus police and their broader communities can be: What should campus officers be able to do on off-campus patrols? And where should they be able to go?

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