ERIC Number: ED393515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Campus Protective Services: A Self-Instructional Training Course for Campus Security Personnel.
While most college campuses use non-sworn personnel, mostly students, to supplement regular security or peace officer personnel, there is no legal requirement or formal strategy for training these non-sworn officers. This handbook presents a self-instructional training course for non-sworn campus security personnel and was prepared to meet colleges' minimum training needs. Following a brief introduction and discussion of the proper implementation of the course, the following topics are addressed: (1) the role of the campus security officer (CSO); (2) CSO relations with campus and local police; (3) observation techniques and report writing; (4) strategies for questioning people; (5) loitering and trespassing violations; (6) limitations of CSO inspections; (7) CSO liability, including their potential criminal and civil liability; (8) issues related to making arrests; (9) criminal offenses, covering both misdemeanors and felonies; (10) arrest techniques and rules governing use of force; (11) methods for searching suspects; (12) disposition of a suspect, including handling suspects and transferring them to the police; (13) traffic control skills; and (14) parking enforcement guidelines. Each section provides study questions for students. The course's final examination and accompanying answer sheet, an answer key to the final exam, and a sample generic "Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act" policy are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Coll. Police Chiefs Association, Sacramento.