Police Department Manual (PDP)

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Effective: 3/15/1989

Revised: 11/1/2008

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PDP 001: Introduction

The chief of police for Arizona State University (ASU) is responsible for ensuring police services are provided to the university community. The university community is defined as property and/or facilities located at: the Tempe campus, West campus and Polytechnic campus. Policing authority for the following areas is granted to the listed agencies by “Intergovernmental Agreements” or a “Memorandum of Understanding”: Downtown Phoenix campus by the Phoenix Police Department; SkySong and Kerr Cultural Center by the Scottsdale Police Department; and the ASU Research Park by the Tempe Police Department.

The final authority for determining certain public safety conditions of Arizona State University, identifying existing public safety hazards, and establishing the appropriate corrective actions shall rest with the chief after consultation with other offices as needed. All matters affecting public safety at ASU should be directed to the chief.

In compliance with applicable sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes and by virtue of the authority vested in it by the president and Board of Regents, the ASU Police Department hereby adopts these rules, regulations, procedures, and instructions for the maintenance of public peace, safety, and order on the campuses and properties of Arizona State University.

All rules of conduct, policies, procedures, instructions, and philosophies are within established administrative authority, as provided by applicable statutes and are incumbent on all members of the university community.

Corrections, changes, or suggestions should be communicated to the PDP manual coordinator.

In the event of an inconsistency or conflict, applicable law and Board of Regents’ policies supersede university policies and university policies supersede college, department or lower unit bylaws, policies, or guidelines.

The university reserves the right to add, amend, or revoke any of the contained rules, policies, regulations, and instructions or incorporate additional ones, with or without notice, as circumstances or the good of the university community may require.

The online manual replaces earlier printed versions, which are no longer provided nor distributed. A printout of this manual, and each change to this manual, created from the original text source for the online version, is retained permanently as an official record at University Archives and is available for inspection. Printouts of all revisions to online manuals will be similarly available.

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