PA 16-154—sSB 25

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Public Safety and Security Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL POLICE FORCES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

SUMMARY: This act establishes special police forces on all of Connecticut's regional community technical college (CTC) campuses, subject to the Board of Regents for Higher Education's approval. Officers on these forces generally have the same powers as municipal police officers. State law requires armed special police force members to be certified by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, which establishes minimum qualifications for municipal police officers and enforces their professional standards.

The following 12 community college campuses comprise the Connecticut State University System's CTCs: Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester (Manchester), Middlesex (Middletown), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk (Norwalk), Quinebaug Valley (Danielson), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

OLR Tracking: MGS; MK; VR; cmg