2.25.06 Public Safety Department Organization Under Public Act 120
The boards of public four-year institutions of higher education are empowered, under Act No. 120, Public Acts of 1990, to grant public safety officers of their institutions the same powers and authority as are granted by law to peace and police officers to enforce state law.
All Wayne State University Police Department Officers now employed or to be employed in the future shall be granted the same powers and authority to enforce state laws as are granted by law to peace and police officers. To this end, the University President, or designee, is delegated the authority to confer upon Wayne State University Police Officers and to withdraw from such officers their power and authority.
The jurisdiction of the Wayne State University Police Officers to whom these powers and authority are granted shall be governed by Public Act 120 of 1990 and shall include:
a. All property owned or leased by the University, wherever situated in this state;
b. Any public right-of-way traversing or immediately contiguous to such property;
c. Any area designated through agreement with the City of Detroit, and the Detroit Police Department; and
d. Any other property for which such jurisdiction may be extended by state law governing peace and police officers to the extent conferred by the University President or designee.
The powers and authority hereby conferred shall include the powers and authority to enforce the ordinances and regulation of the University and through agreement, ordinances and regulation of the City of Detroit.
All officers to whom the powers and authority of peace and police officers are granted shall meet the minimum employment standards of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act of 1965. Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being Sections 28.601 to 28.616 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Before such powers and authority are granted, the Board must establish a Department of Public Oversight Committee. The Board of Governors of Wayne State University authorizes the Campus Safety Advisory Council (which is already in existence) to act as this oversight committee. The council shall be comprised of individuals nominated and elected by students, faculty, and staff of Wayne State University. The nominated and elected individuals shall include at least two (2) students, two (2) regular faculty members, and two (2) regular staff members who are not staff members of the Department of Public Safety. The Director of Public Safety shall sit as an ex officio member of the Council. The Council shall review university public safety issues. The Council may make recommendations to the University President regarding pertinent issues regarding the Department of Public Safety.
The University President is authorized and directed to issue one or more executive memoranda providing the organization and operation of the Campus Safety Advisory Council in a manner consistent with Act No. 120, Public Acts of 1990 and this Resolution.