Exercise of Extended Jurisdiction by Officers of the Indiana University Police Department
Superintendent of Public Safety
The Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) encompasses all police units on all university campuses. All IUPD officers are authorized and expected to perform their assigned duties to protect the safety of the university community and the security of university assets, in accordance with all applicable state laws and university policies, under the direction of their superior officers.
Criminal actions occasionally originate from, migrate to, or in some other way affect the safety of Indiana University campuses, and occasionally time sensitive investigations by Indiana University police officers require that they pursue investigations beyond the primary jurisdiction assigned by Indiana Code.
Local and other state law enforcement agencies often call on Indiana University police for assistance in their law enforcement activities, and Indiana University police rely on local or other Indiana law enforcement agencies for similar assistance.
In addition, Indiana University police officers may be asked from time to time to provide escort to groups or individuals associated with Indiana University traveling within the State of Indiana.
Indiana Code 21-39-4-6(a)(1) establishes the primary jurisdiction for police officers employed by Indiana universities and colleges as the physical property of their campuses including the streets passing through and adjacent to campus property. IC 21-39-4-6(a)(2)(A) authorizes college and university governing boards to expand that jurisdiction to the entire State of Indiana. Such an extension requires that the university or college employ uniformed police officers who are certified by the State of Indiana as having the same qualifications as municipal or state law enforcement officers. Also, an extension has specific periodic reporting requirements.
This policy extends IUPD jurisdiction, specifies the circumstances under which expanded powers can be exercised, and recognizes and satisfies the Indiana Code requirements associated with such an action on the part of the Indiana University Board of Trustees.
Violations of university policies, including the failure to avoid a prohibited activity, will be dealt with in accordance with applicable university policies and procedures, which may include disciplinary actions up to and including termination from the university.