[Date changed–posted 10/1/18 (replaces 12/9/16 edition)]
[Updated reference to University Counsel 12/4/18; no additional change to OP]
Operating Policy and Procedure
OP 76.03: Texas Tech Police
DATE: October 1, 2018
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Operating Policy/Procedure (OP) is to establish responsibilities of the Texas Tech Police Department for the protection of lives and property on the university campus and to define the conditions for the use of non-university police officers.
REVIEW: This OP will be reviewed in September of even-numbered years by the Chief of Police with substantive revisions forwarded to the Chief Compliance and Security Officer.
1. The prime functions of the Texas Tech Police Department are to protect life, liberty, and property; to enforce all laws, rules, and regulations of the Board of Regents; to preserve the peace and public order; to prevent and repress crime; to detect violations of the law; to apprehend violators; and to prosecute those apprehended. These functions must be accomplished while being sensitive to the unique qualities of an academic environment.
2. When special events, functions, or activities require additional or extraordinary staffing, the Chief of Police will arrange for additional personnel through appropriate state, county, or city private law enforcement agencies or through private security agencies. All requests for use of non-Texas Tech police and security personnel must be coordinated through the Chief of Police and will be approved only if Texas Tech Police Department personnel cannot supply the services requested.
3. Right to Change Policy
Texas Tech reserves the right to interpret, change, modify, amend, or rescind this policy, in whole or in part, at any time without the consent of employees.
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