Police Services on Campus and Employing Baylor Police For An Event
The primary purpose of Baylor police is to patrol and respond to calls within the physical campus of Baylor University. The Baylor police are also commissioned as reserve McLennan County Sheriff’s deputies and therefore have jurisdiction beyond the campus itself. Citations that are issued for moving violations or other violations that may be of a criminal nature, are issued by means of the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office citations. Accordingly, violators issued citations by Baylor police are directed to one of two Justice of the Peace courts located in the McLennan County Courthouse.
EMPLOYING BAYLOR POLICE FOR AN EVENT
Anyone desiring to have a police officer present for any event requiring any level of security (a concert, program, ball game, graduation or other event) on Baylor University property must contact the Chief of the Baylor University Police Department to arrange for police officer presence. Occasionally an event may occur which will exceed the personnel capabilities of the Baylor Police department. In that case, Baylor police will coordinate with other agencies to fill needed positions. No law enforcement agency is authorized to act on any campus property unless under the direction of the Baylor police department.
Departments within the university and individuals or organizations are not authorized to contract with any other law enforcement or private security agencies for the purpose of providing security or police protection at an event other than the Baylor police department. You may contact the Baylor police department at 710-2222 to arrange for police presence at an event. A per hour charge for each officer utilized is assessed for events on Baylor University property requiring police presence.
HIGH SCHOOLS AND NON BAYLOR ENTITIES
Non Baylor entities and local school districts or high schools who desire to bring their own police or security personnel to an on campus event (including Baylor University athletic venues) must contact the Baylor police department for approval to do so and for coordination purposes. This action must occur at least one week prior to the scheduled event. At any such event, it is a requirement that a Baylor police officer be present and will be considered the ‘officer-in-charge’ of the event. The contracting entity will be responsible for any fees incurred to pay for the Baylor police services. Baylor police will have final decision-making authority on any events or procedures that may require police action. The Baylor police may, at their discretion, direct any law enforcement or security personnel to depart the campus for any failure to comply with this policy.
WARRANTS OR ASSISTANCE IN CONTACTING STUDENTS
Any law enforcement agency seeking to execute a warrant, subpoena or contact a student, faculty or staff member on the campus, must first contact the Baylor police department for assistance in the specific matter. Officers from law enforcement agencies, security firms or private investigative companies must coordinate with Baylor police prior to attempting to make physical contact with personnel on the Baylor campus. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Baylor police will assist the agency seeking assistance to make contact with the desired individual and will coordinate in making contact with any students, faculty or staff on Baylor University property.
For further information, contact the Baylor University police department at 254-710-2222; Email to : Jim_Doak@Baylor.edu; or send a fax to 254-710-3473.