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File #: [21-0234]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/9/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 3/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider Request to Extend Jurisdiction for UNC Police Department.
Attachments: 1. December 23, 2020 Mayor Hemminger Letter, 2. December 21, 2020 Chancellor Guskiewicz Letter, 3. List of Fraternity and Sorority Houses & Status
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Consider Request to Extend Jurisdiction for UNC Police Department.
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Staff:
Department:
Christopher C. Blue, Executive Director of Community Safety
Police

Overview: This Resolution is to seek your approval on allowing the University's campus police department to have extended jurisdiction to off-campus sorority and fraternity houses.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution authorizing the Town Manager to modify the Memorandum of Understanding between the Town and the UNC Police Department to extend the UNC Police Department's Jurisdiction to off-campus fraternity and sorority locations.

Decision Points:
* To allow UNC Campus police to have extended jurisdiction to Fraternity and Sorority properties identified in attached list.

Background
In the attached letter dated December 21, 2020, Chancellor Guskiewicz requested that the Town explore the option of granting extended territorial jurisdiction to UNC campus police officers. This would allow for joint jurisdiction at off-campus locations where fraternities and sororities are located. This would mean that University police officers could respond to and enforce laws at these locations.

The identified properties are adjacent to the University and are occupied entirely by students enrolled at the University. A list of these locations is attached to the memorandum.

The Town's police department will also retain jurisdiction at these locations should we be asked to assist. However, all calls for service will be handled by the University's police officers. Should Council decide to extend this jurisdiction, Town staff will work with our colleagues at the University's police department and Orange County 911 to make appropriate arrangements to have calls dispatched to the correct agency.


Attachments:

* Resolution

* December 23, 2020 Mayor Hemminger Letter

* December 21, 2020 Chancellor Guskiewicz Letter

* List of Fraternity and Sorority Houses & Status








A RESOLUTION TO EX...

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