Part of the agenda includes an update on campus safety:
Access the Board Report (agenda) for this month's meeting here.
As an intermediate step as the college continues to evaluate the department of Public Safety versus a police department, JCCC Public Safety officers who are Kansas certified police officers will be issued OC “pepper” spray and a collapsible baton.
- In most cases these officers have decades of law enforcement experience.
- These officers are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education per year and qualify with a firearm to maintain their
- They will complete a 4-8 hour class and certification with OC spray.
- They will complete a 4-8 hour class and certification with the baton.
All Public Safety officers will be issued and will be required to wear bullet-proof vests during their work shift.
Two fully-equipped police vehicles will be budgeted in the upcoming fiscal year.
There will be a web survey of the college community to determine views regarding the department of Public Safety versus a campus police department.