ERIC Number: ED134112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-23
Reference Count: 0
Campus Police. A Study of Existing Policies and Procedures Among the Pennsylvania State Colleges and University and Resultant Implications for Policy Development at West Chester State College. Educational Policies.
Weislogel, Louis F.
The purpose of the study was to make recommendations for the development of policy concerning law enforcement at West Chester State College. A survey was conducted of existing law enforcement policies and procedures within the Pennsylvania State colleges. The investigation focused on mission, staffing, training, equipping, and organization. Questionnaires and interviews were used to obtain data. Missions assigned campus police varied. Most schools preferred the "security-safety" function. Eight-five percent of the departments were located in the administrative affairs division of the institution. The institution's complements were similar despite differing enrollment and geographical locations. There was consensus for requiring the associate degree for employment. In order to improve training, results indicated a need for better articulation between the institutions and the Law Enforcement Academy. Issues affecting policy development were the use of "rent-a-cops," the small number of blacks and women employed, and the use of student security. Results of the study led to a recommendation that the police department be titled Department of Law Enforcement and Safety and its members be called Peace Officers. Trained officers should be permitted to carry firearms. The formation of an all-college committee to formulate operating policy procedures was suggested. Attention should be given to affirmative action guidelines in developing employment policies. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.