Enforcement Authority

Statement of Enforcement Authority for Campus Security Department

The campus safety officer meets the legal definition of a security officer because of appointment pursuant to the California Education Code, section 70902.  The campus safety officer is not a peace officer, but sections 626 and 627 of the California Penal Code provide special authority for school security officers to make an arrest if the perpetrator fails to leave the college grounds after being directed to do so.  In addition to this authority, campus safety officers can arrest for any misdemeanor or felony committed within their presence, but must use section 837 P.C. – arrest by a private person – to accomplish the arrest.

Campus safety officers derive additional authority from section 21113(a) of the California Vehicle Code.  This section covers parking on school property.  Officers can issue citations for violations of District Parking Regulations using this section.

Statement for Non-Sworn Officers

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District employs security officers with training specific to campus security.