HOUSE BILL NO. 560
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, PART II, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend Chapter 51, Part II, Title 14, Delaware Code by designating the
existing provision of Section 5104 as subsection (a) thereof and adding thereto a new subsection (b), which shall read as follows:
"(b) (1) The University may appoint such number of police officers as are
necessary to preserve the peace and good order of the University, and such officers shall be known as the "University Police" and shall be supervised by a Director. They shall have jurisdiction on the University campuses.
(2) The University Police shall be law enforcement officers of the State and
conservators of the peace with the right to investigate and arrest, In accordance with the laws of the State, any person for violation of Federal or State laws or applicable county or city ordinances when such violations occur on any property or facilities which are under the supervision, regulation, or control of the University of Delaware or on contiguous streets and highways.
(3) The provisions of this section shall neither reduce nor restrict the
jurisdiction of other duly appointed peace officers who are empowered to enforce Federal or State laws or applicable county or city ordinances on the property the University of Delaware."
Approved June 30, 1988.