AR 7600 Security

Campus Security Officers
The purpose of campus security is to promote a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors, provide for the protection of college property against theft and vandalism and increase awareness through appropriate crime prevention programs. The campus security officers shall cooperate with local law enforcement.

Campus security officers shall:

  • Be non-sworn and unarmed;
  • Be licensed by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST);
  • Satisfactorily complete and maintain appropriate annual training and certification; as specified by the college and Oregon DPSST;
  • Follow provisions of state and municipal traffic ordinances when operating a vehicle in the performance of their duties;
  • Be sensitive to the higher education environment and the way in which student behavior is addressed by AR 5520 Student Discipline Procedures.
  • Participate in college training and demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Be courteous and civil to the public and one another at all times.

Campus security officers shall not:

  • Impersonate a police officer (use a title, wear a uniform or badge, use insignia or identification, make statements with the intent to give an impression that the campus security officer is a peace officer).
  • Conduct searches of persons, property, lockers, or vehicles without consent of the owner. However, searches of packages, backpacks, bags, or other similar items that are abandoned and included in lost and found are allowable.
  • Use unnecessary harsh, profane, or vulgar language when dealing with members of the public or fellow employees in an official capacity.

Campus security officer roles and responsibilities (within the law and the authority granted by the college):

  • Provide the safest possible environment within the scope of their authority, training, job duties, and abilities.
  • Protect the persons and property of the college primarily through prevention, observation, and reporting.
  • Monitor safety standards established by the college.
  • Enforce college policies and procedures.
  • Monitor facility access control.
  • Support special events.

Approved: 3/28/23


References: ORS 341.290(4)
ORS 341.300 (Traffic control/parking)
ORS 181A.910 to 181A.912