The Public Safety Oversight Committee Public Act 120 of 1990
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An act to empower the governing boards of control of public 4-year institutions of higher education to grant certain powers and authority to their public safety officers: to require those public safety officers to meet certain standards and to require institutions of higher education to make certain crime reports.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
(1) The governing board of control of a public 4-year institution of higher education created under article VIII of the state constitution of 1963 may grant the public safety officers of the institution the same powers and authority as are granted by law to peace and police officers to enable the public safety officers to enforce state law and the ordinances and regulations of the institution of higher education. Public safety officers whom the powers authority of peace and police officers are granted under this section shall be considered peace officers of this state and shall have the authority of police officers provided under the Michigan vehicle code. Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, being sections 257.1 to 257.923 of the Michigan compiled Laws.
The determination by a governing board of control of an institution of higher education whether to grant the powers and authority described in subsection (1) to the public safety officers of the institution shall be made only after the governing board of control has held not less than 2 public hearings regarding that determination.
The governing board of control of an institution of higher education shall not grant the powers and authority described in subsection (1) to the public safety officers of the institution unless, before those powers and authority are granted, the governing board provides for the establishment of a public safety department oversight committee. The committee shall be comprised of individuals nominated and elected by the faculty, students, and staff of the institution. The committee shall include 2 students, 2 members of the faculty, and 2 members of the staff. The committee shall receive and address grievances by persons against the public safety officers or the public safety department of the institution. The committee may recommend to the institution that disciplinary measures be taken by the institution against a public safety officer who is found responsible for misconduct in office.
(1)The jurisdiction of public safety officers to whom the powers and authority of peace and police officers are granted under section 1 shall include all property owned or leased by the institution of higher education or the governing board of control, wherever situated in this state, and this jurisdiction shall extend to any public right of way traversing or immediately contiguous to the property. The jurisdiction of these public safety officers may be extended by state law governing peace officers if authorized by the governing board of control.
(2)This act does not limit the jurisdiction of state, county, or municipal peace officers.
Public safety officers to whom the powers and authority of peace and police officers an granted under section 1 shall meet the minimum employment standards of the Michigan law enforcement officers training council act of 1965, Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1965, being sections 28.601 to 28.616 of the Michigan Compiled laws.
The public safety department of each public 4-year institution of higher education created under article VIII of the state constitution of 1963, whether or not the public safety officers in the public safety department are granted powers and authority under section 1(1), shall submit monthly uniform crime reports pertaining to crimes within the department’s jurisdiction to the department of state police as prescribed in section 1 of Act No. 319 of the Public Acts of 1968, being section 28.251 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.