Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

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1.  Overview of Loyola University Maryland Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Enforcement authority of DPS:

The Department of Public Safety is the agency charged with the protection and preservation of peace and good order on the property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University Maryland. DPS officers are commissioned as special police officers by the Maryland State Police and are vested under Article 41, Section 4-905 of the Annotated Code of Maryland with full law enforcement powers and jurisdiction on the property owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of Loyola University Maryland Additionally, the University employs security desk attendants at our Columbia and Timonium graduate centers who do not have police authority. DPS enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) who patrol the areas surrounding the Evergreen Campus. The University uses off-duty BPD officers for large events on campus such as student move-in or large sporting events and to help patrol areas close to campus where the university does not have jurisdiction. The University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BPD along with several other Baltimore Universities regarding sexual assault investigations in Feb 2016.  

Campus- Agency

Enforcement Authority

Relationship w/State and local police

Jurisdiction

Arrest authority

Evergreen- Loyola DPS

Enforces Loyola University policy and local/state criminal laws

Maintains an excellent working relationship with Baltimore police and Maryland State police

Jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University

Full arrest powers on any Loyola owned, leased or rented property

Belvedere- Loyola DPS

Enforces Loyola University policy and local/state criminal laws

Maintains an excellent working relationship with Baltimore police and Maryland State police

Jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University

Full arrest powers on any Loyola owned, leased or rented property

Columbia- Loyola DPS

Enforces Loyola University policy and local/state criminal laws

Maintains an excellent working relationship with Howard County police and Maryland State police

Jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University

Full arrest powers on any Loyola owned, leased or rented property

Timonium- Loyola DPS

Enforces Loyola University policy and local/state criminal laws

Maintains an excellent working relationship with Baltimore County police and Maryland State police

Jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University

Full arrest powers on any Loyola owned, leased or rented property

In cooperation with Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County police departments, DPS monitors and records all criminal activity occurring on or in the vicinity of Loyola’s campuses in the respective jurisdictions of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

In June 2006, DPS entered into an agreement with BPD to hire “off-duty” Baltimore Police Officers to provide additional coverage in areas frequented by students in or around campus. BPD officers retain all of their powers and responsibilities while in this capacity but are working directly for the leadership Loyola’s Department of Public Safety.

DPS has complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal activity or in violation of state and local criminal laws on its campuses or in the immediate adjacent areas surrounding its campuses. DPS does not enforce Maryland traffic laws. If offenses violating Loyola University’s rules, regulations or Community Standards are committed by a student, DPS will refer the individual to the judicial process conducted by Loyola’s Student Development Division. In cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity engaged in by students at non-campus locations is monitored, recorded and provided to Student Life or follow-up as required.

The Director of Public Safety reports directly to the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students who in turn reports to the Excusive Vice President of the University. The Director is responsible for the achievement of DPS’s mission and is dedicated to the implementation of benchmark standards for campus law enforcement as established by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) in which the Department holds membership.

If a Loyola student is involved in a non-campus offense, DPS officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with the Northern District of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD). BPD routinely works and communicates with DPS officers on any serious incident occurring on campus or in the immediate neighborhoods or business areas surrounding campus.

Loyola University does not have any non-campus student organizations affiliated with the University but currently leases non- campus housing in the Guilford apartments 3900 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21218. 

Loyola also leases non-campus residences at Katholieke Universiteit (K.U. Leuven) in Belgium. Leuven police have the primary jurisdiction in this area.

Many students live in the neighborhoods surrounding Loyola. While BPD has primary jurisdiction in these areas, DPS can and does respond in an administrative capacity to student related incidents which occur in close proximity to campus. 

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