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NCJ Number: 83248 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Private Security Connection on Campus
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:49  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1982)  Pages:38-51
Author(s): D Nichols; W R Bess; G L Ash; R H C Teske
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The three articles in this series on campus police and security describe the use of student employees by a university police department, ways of improving relations between campus and city police, and the experiences of a criminal justice educator working as a campus and town police officer.
Abstract: The administrator of the police department at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. describes the ways it uses student/civilian employees as a cost-effective response to a shortage of full-time officers. Students man telephones and two-way radio communications on a 24-hour basis, perform clerical work, assist campus patrols, and help with security at special events. Many student employees are from the college of criminal justice and may work as part of an internship requirement. The program's effectiveness depends on careful selection processes, a clear chain of command, job descriptions, and quality supervision. Efforts to improve relations between the Bowling Green, Ohio police and the security department of Bowling Green State University are summarized by the heads of these agencies. In 1978, an existing mutual assistance agreement was revised, and the courts and county prosecutor's office established acceptable procedures regarding the authority of university police and handling of felony cases involving students on campus. Other mechanisms to enhance cooperation include shared training programs, radio communications, regular meetings between administrators, and shared preventive and investigative programs. In the final article, a university professor of criminal justice describes his work as a part-time officer in the Sam Houston State University Police Department and the Huntsville, Tex. police and the impact of these experiences on his attitudes toward police.
Index Term(s): Campus police; Campus Security
Note: Includes microfiche version of NCJ-83249.
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