Campus Law Enforcement Authority

Document Number: RIGHTTOKNOW--104 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Facilities and Safety Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 05/24/2012

General Description Policy Provisions Subject Experts

General Description

Information relative to campus law enforcement authority relative to campus safety policy.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: Safety and Security
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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Policy Provisions

Campus Law Enforcement Authority

Cumberland University Security officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the University. Security officers have the authority to issue parking tickets, which are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty, and staff. Security officers do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. The Security Office at Cumberland University maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Lebanon Police Department, the Wilson County Sherriff’s Office, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). With this working relationship, however, there is no memorandum of understanding between Cumberland University and local and/or state law enforcement agencies. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to the campus Security Office and the appropriate police agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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