UCPD clarifies policies

By Alex Hays

[media id=”108943″ align=”left”/]ACLUofC and the Southside Solidarity Network hosted a panel with UCPD Chief of Police Marlon Lynch and several University officials on Tuesday. A few things you might not know about campus crime policies:

-The 100 UCPD officers have the same authority as the CPD within its jurisdiction but receive special training to be better equipped to work in an educational environment.

-Students asked to show their ID under the UCID policy, which states that any staff member of the University can ask to see any student’s ID, can ask to see the staff member’s ID in order to confirm that they do indeed work for the University.

-The 1990 Clery Act requires the University to disclose statistical information about crime around campus and provide prompt warnings when incidents pose immediate danger to the University community.