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R698. Public Safety, Administration.

Rule R698-4. Certification of the Law Enforcement Agency of a Private College or University.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R698-4-1. Purpose.

Subsection 53-13-103(1)(b)(xi) provides that the members of a law enforcement agency of a private college or university may be law enforcement officers provided the law enforcement agency of the college or university has been certified by the commissioner of public safety in accordance with rules of the Department of Public Safety (department). The purpose of this rule is to establish the criteria the law enforcement agency of a private college or university must meet in order to be certified.

R698-4-2. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Subsection 53-13-103(1)(b)(xi).

R698-4-3. Application for Certification.

The law enforcement agency of a private university or college wishing to be certified shall make written application for certification to the commissioner of public safety.

R698-4-4. Criteria for Certification.

The following criteria must be met in order for the law enforcement agency of a private college or university to be eligible for certification:

(1) In accordance with Subsections 53-6-202(4)(a) and 53-6-205(1)(a), the law enforcement agency's officers must successfully complete the basic course at a certified academy, or successfully pass a state certification examination prior to exercising peace officer authority.

(2) The law enforcement agency must pay for the cost of the basic course training received by it's officers.

(3) In accordance with Subsection 53-6-202(4)(a), the law enforcement agency's officers must satisfactorily complete annual certified training of not less than 40 hours.

(4) The law enforcement agency's officers shall be subject to all of the requirements of Title 53, Chapter 6, Part 2.

(5) The law enforcement agency's officers may exercise peace officer authority beyond the geographical limits of the private college or university only in accordance with Section 77-9-3.

(6) The law enforcement agency's policy and procedure manual shall include a provision requiring it's officers to comply with Section 77-9-3.

(7) The law enforcement agency's policy and procedure manual shall include a provision requiring it's officers to comply with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in the "Police Chief Magazine" (1992).

(8) The law enforcement agency shall comply with the reporting requirements of the statewide crime reporting system established by the department pursuant to Subsection 53-10-202(2).

(9) The private college or university sponsoring the law enforcement agency must be currently accredited by an appropriate accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

R698-4-5. Denial or Revocation of Certification Status.

(1) Certification of the law enforcement agency of a private college or university may be denied or revoked for failure to meet the certification criteria set forth in this rule.

(2) Action to deny or revoke a certification shall be considered a formal adjudicative proceeding in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Title 63, Chapter 46b.

(3) A private college or university which is denied certification, or which is notified that the commissioner of public safety intends to revoke its certification, is entitled to a formal hearing before the commissioner or the commissioner's designee.

KEY

colleges, law enforcement officer certification

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 5, 1999

Notice of Continuation

February 14, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53-13-103(1)(b)(xi)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R698, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.