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Campus law enforcement officers patrol colleges and universities, providing a quicker response time to incidents on campus than local police, and offer campus-specific services not necessarily available from local policing organizations. Campus police forces can be comprised of sworn police officers, non-sworn security officers, or both. Campus law enforcement officers can have state, county, or city wide jurisdiction; others are limited to campus property. 

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Campus Law Enforcement, 2011-12 Presents findings from a BJS survey of campus law enforcement agencies covering the 2011-12 academic year.
  Press Release | PDF (909K) | ASCII file (47K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 37K)
Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

Campuses with 24-hour patrol and emergency telephone access to law enforcement, 2004-05 Table 4 from Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05 Special Report
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Community policing activities of campus law enforcement agencies 2004-05 Table 9 from Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05
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Campus Law Enforcement, 2004-05 Presents findings from a BJS survey of campus law enforcement agencies serving 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students.
  PDF (192K) | ASCII file (33K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 33K)
Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995 Presents data collected from nearly 600 campus law enforcement agencies serving 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students.
  Press Release (4K) | PDF (750K) | ASCII file (150K) | Supporting spreadsheets for Appendices A-E (Spreadsheet 20K) | Supporting spreadsheets for Figures 1-11 (Spreadsheet 15K) | Codebooks and Datasets
Part of the Campus Law Enforcement Series

Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995 This report provides 1995 data on the percentage of campus police agencies that use sworn or armed officers; selected responsibilities of campus law enforcement agencies that serve 4- year campuses with 2,500 or more students; and the percentage of students attending 4-year campuses served by a law enforcement agency that operates selected types of special units or programs.
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The Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was signed into law in 1990. It requires institutions of higher education that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near campus. Clery Act statistics are available on the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool site.