senate Bill S610

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the trustees of the state university to appoint a commissioner of state university police

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education


S610 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S610 - Summary

Directs the trustees of the state university to appoint a commissioner of state university police, who shall be the supervisory and administrative head of all university police forces; prohibits any further appointments of police chiefs of campus police forces.

S610 - Sponsor Memo

S610 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  directing  the  state
  university  trustees  to  appoint  a  commissioner of state university


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that maintaining a safe environment for individuals studying on
the campuses of the state university of New York is of  critical  impor-
tance, and that a well trained and well organized campus police force is
vital to ensure that safety. The legislature also finds that the current
structure  of the campus police force at the state university is ineffi-
cient, subject to  an  excessive  and  unpredictable  management  salary
structure, and does not ensure an equal level of security and protection
at  the  many  campuses  across  the state. The intent of this act is to
create a system of police organization  at  the  state  university  that
borrows  the  lessons learned by other successful police forces, such as
the state parks police, and creates a unified and clear  rank  and  file
and  command  structure  that  empowers individuals with law enforcement
experience to make decisions  based  on  good  policing  practices.  The
legislature acknowledges the individual character and physical layout of
each  campus  and finds that it is possible for a central police command
to manage diverse campus needs. The legislature urges the chancellor and
the board of trustees of the state university of New York to take  steps
to  create  a more systematic police rank and file and command structure
at the various campus police forces and to make better use of the inval-
uable experience that campus police officers gain as they  get  to  know
their own individual campus needs.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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