2.10 Public Safety

The Chancellor shall maintain a safe learning and working environment, and the District will operate a Department of Public Safety.

AMENDED June 28, 2022, Governing Board Meeting

AMENDED October 22, 2013, Motion No. 10112

AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782

Chancellor Interpretation

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) and will comply with administrative provisions of Federal and State laws related to campus safety, including but not limited to collecting Clery Crime Statistics, developing and publishing the Clery Reports, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, and Campus Save. 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, threats, or acts of physical violence of which they are 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 lawsuits 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.

AMENDED June 28, 2022, Governing Board Meeting 

AMENDED November 26, 2013