Authority


(Taken from UPD Rules and Regulations 1-03)
A. Contained herein are applicable State Statutes, Regents' Policies, and University Regulations which establish jurisdiction and the areas of responsibility for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department.

  1. UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA: Established by State Constitution, Article Vll, Section 2.
  2. BOARD OF REGENTS: Established by State Constitution, Article Vll, Section 3.
  3. UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA POLICE DEPARTMENT: Established by Regents' Policy and University Regulation 02.09.01.
  4. COMMISSIONS: The President of the University has authority to issue commissions to qualified individuals under A.S. 14.40.043, A.S. 18.65.290, and Regents' Policy 02.09.01. The commission vests the officer with general police powers to enforce state and local laws in connection with offenses committed on property of the University.
  5. MAINTENANCE OF GOOD ORDER: Under Regents' Policy, 01.04.01, all officers and employees of the University of Alaska are required to comply with University of Alaska rules and regulations and to avoid disruptions of the University's operations, protect and preserve life and property.

B. University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department is one unit of the University of Alaska Police Department created by Policy and Regulation 02.09.01. Responsibility and authority for the systemwide coordination of the University of Alaska Police Department is vested in the Vice President and General Counsel of the University.

C. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department reports to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services. (The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor).

D. The department is administered by a Chief of Police.

H. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department has the responsibility for the overall safety and security of the Fairbanks Campus. Working with other University departments, this department strives at providing a safe environment for students, employees, and the general public. The Department utilizes commissioned officers, office personnel, and students to accomplish this task.

I. Commissioned Officers are appointed by the President of the University (AS 14.40.043). As such they have general police powers and are authorized and empowered to enforce the laws of the State in connection with offenses committed on property of the University. Commissioned Officers are charged with maintaining peace on the UAF Campus and are authorized to investigate crimes, make arrests, preserve evidence, serve warrants, issue traffic citations, and to perform all other duties of a peace officer.

J. Commissioned Offcers, under Regents' Policy 01.04.01, are to assist all University Employees to protect life and property on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus. The Commissioned Officers are also authorized to carry either a concealed or non-concealed firearm in the performance of their duties.

K. University Police Officers will assist other area police agencies and the citizens of the Fairbanks community as outlined in the mutual agreement between the Fairbanks Police Department, the Alaska State Troopers, and our own department.

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