The Coordinator of Security and Safety is a appointed police officer for the University of Maine At Presque Isle. He has full law enforcement authority including arrest powers on all property owned or controlled by the University of Maine At Presque Isle. His enforcement authority is via the provisions of Public Law 1971, Chapter 544, Section 142. As Amended, the Board of Trustees grants the University of Maine presidents, or his representative, the authority to appoint persons to act as police officers. Police officers for the University of Maine System are trained in the same manner as all other law enforcement officers in the state of Maine. They are required to attend the twelve-week Basic Police School Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Additionally each officer will receive an average 30 hours training per year. The Office of Security and Safety maintains a close working relationships with the Presque Isle, Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Washburn, Ashland Police Departments and with the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police. The Office of Security and Safety sponsors a campus security patrol team composed of students who patrol the campus on foot and in a vehicle during evening hours. Their patrol routes are varied and the hours are random. They are in constant communication with each other and with appropriate authorities through hand-held, two-way radios. They are authorized to stop any individual on campus during the late evening hours to determine whether they can be of service to the person. They also operate as backup to the Residence Life staff. They do not carry weapons. Through interagency agreements between local law enforcement agencies and the Office of Security and Safety, any reports of criminal activities associated with student organizations off campus are shared or reported to the UMPI Office of Security and Safety. These reports are subsequently shared with the appropriate university administrators and departments.
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