With respect to maintaining a safe learning and working environment, the Chancellor may not operate without a department of public safety.
AMENDED October 22, 2013, Motion No. 10112
AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782
I interpret this policy to mean that District standards of practice for the Department of Public Safety will be established and adhered to at each college. The Department of Public Safety and particularly sworn officers will not violate professional standards as set forth under Arizona law and those promulgated by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). Employees, students, and, as appropriate, visitors, will receive communications that violence, threats, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior in District facilities will not be tolerated, and it is the responsibility of all members of the Maricopa Community Colleges to report any occurrence of such conduct, or threats, or acts of physical violence of which he/she is aware.
Compliance will be demonstrated when Public Safety Manuals are accessible to all Public Safety staff, College Presidents and Vice Presidents of Administration and the number of sustained complaints and law suits against Public Safety employees reported to colleges, the hotline, HR Department, and Legal Services is routinely maintained and reported on a quarterly basis.
Compliance will also be demonstrated when threats to public safety have been identified and substantiated through established processes and are addressed quickly and effectively.
REVISED November 26, 2013