Authority of Campus Police and Security

Section 2.C.1 – Authority of Police

The Vance-Granville Campus Police Department, established in 2013, is a fully-sanctioned law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the life and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all Vance-Granville campuses. Sworn officers have full powers of arrest pursuant to NC General Statute 115D-21.1 and enforce federal, state, and local laws. Police officers patrol the campuses, and in addition to police responsibilities, they are in charge of the safety and the well-being of the students and staff. These officers have jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or controlled by Vance-Granville Community College.

Section 2.C.2 – Authority of Security Officers

College Security personnel are not sworn law enforcement officers. They do however have the obligation to enforce all College policies and regulations regarding safety and security. In the performance of their duties, security personnel can:

  1. Ask persons for identification to ensure persons have lawful business on campus
  2. Issue parking citations within the boundaries of the on-campus properties of the College
  3. Serve as a designee (on behalf of a College Vice President) in determining the need of emergency removal of a student from College campus.

Definitions used in this policy are as follows:
An emergency is defined as a behavioral situation under which the continued presence of the student at the College poses a risk to persons or property or constitutes an ongoing disruption or threat of disruption of the academic process.

Section 2.C.3 – Traffic Regulations

Vance-Granville Community College Campus Police enforces traffic regulations for the safety and benefit of its employees, students, and visitors in accordance with state law. Failure to adhere to these regulations will result in prescribed penalties.

  1. Student parking areas as well as faculty and staff parking areas are designated on all campuses, and speed limits are as posted. Any student, faculty, and staff vehicles which are operated and parked on any VGCC campus are required to be registered with the College immediately upon registration of a new student or upon a new employee assuming duties. Each vehicle to be used or parked on campus must be registered separately and have its own permit.
  2. New students will obtain parking permits at the beginning of their initial semester.
  3. Vehicle registration rules apply at all times. Vehicles parked on campus must be in legitimate parking spaces. Violators of parking and registration rules will be subject to fines, and possible additional penalties, as specified in the resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees.
  4. Vance-Granville Community College reserves the right to lawfully tow any vehicle on Vance-Granville Community College property “at the owner’s expense”.

This policy applies to all employees, students and visitors to the VGCC campuses. Visitor parking is not authorized for faculty, staff or student parking for any reason. Parking related issues should be directed to the Vice President of Finance & Operations or the Chief of Campus Police.

Fines

  1.  Failure to register one’s vehicle, failure to properly display the parking decal or parking illegally may result in a $5.00 fine that must be paid within ten (10) days of issuance.
  2. In special cases where violations are for good reason, (i.e. in the line of one’s duty), the Vice President of Finance & Operations may void a citation.

Section 2.C.4 – VGCC Campus Police Department Operations Manual (Policies)

These policies are not posted. The manual is maintained in the Office of the VGCC Campus Police Department.

Table of Contents

  • 100-1 Organization
  • 100-2 Chief Selection and Authority
  • 100-3 Chief of Police Responsibilities
  • 100-4 Acting Chief
  • 100-5 Executive/Command Staff
  • 100-6 Sergeant Responsibilities
  • 100-7 Officer Responsibilities
  • 100-8 Emergency Command
  • 200-01 General Conduct
  • 200-02 Conduct Towards Public and Employees
  • 200-03 Truthfulness
  • 200-04 Obedience to Laws and Regulations
  • 200-05 Duty to Report Violations of Laws
  • 200-06 Interference with Due Process
  • 200-07 Malicious Criticism and Gossip
  • 200-08 Association with Criminals
  • 200-09 Competency
  • 200-10 Duty Responsibilities
  • 200-11 Required Assistance
  • 200-12 Reporting to and Relief from Duty
  • 200-13 Absence from Duty
  • 200-14 Sleeping on Duty
  • 200-15 Conducting Private Business
  • 200-16 Impairing Substances
  • 200-17 Proper Identification
  • 200-18 Seat Belt Use
  • 200-19 Transporting Citizens
  • 200-20 Submission of Reports
  • 200-21 Forwarding of Correspondence
  • 200-22 Release of Information
  • 200-23 Use of Tobacco Products
  • 200-24 Gratuities and Solicitations
  • 200-25 Commercial Endorsements
  • 200-26 Prohibited Transactions
  • 200-27 Posting of Bail Bonds
  • 300-00 Purpose and Method
  • 300-01 Citizen Complaints
  • 300-02 Use of Force
  • 300-02 Use of Force Table 1
  • 300-03 Firearms
  • 300-04 Oleoresin Capsicum Spray
  • 300-05 Criminal Arrest and Procedures
  • 300-06 Prisoner Transport and Searches
  • 300-07 Emergency Vehicle Response
  • 300-08 Pursuits
  • 300-09 Domestic Violence
  • 300-10 Uniforms
  • 300-11 Towing Vehicles
  • 300-12 Evidence/Found Property
  • 300-13 Traffic Crash Investigation
  • 300-14 Hostage/Barricaded Subject
  • 300-15 Sexual Assault

(approved July 16, 2018)