Policy Statement Addressing Campus Law Enforcement
(For Institutions whose Police Do Not Have Arrest Authority)
Notre Dame de Namur University Public Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at NDNU. NDNU Public Safety officers have the authority to issue parking tickets, which are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty and staff. Public Safety Officers do not possess arrest power. However, California Penal Code Section 837 PC permit a private person to arrest another under certain prescribed conditions. This is the authority by which NDNU Public Safety Officers may conduct an arrest on campus. The Public Safety Office at NDNU maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Belmont Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to NDNU Public Safety and Belmont Police. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure crime statistics.