Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 21-39-4-6.

Synopsis: Jurisdiction of university and college police. Provides that a police officer employed by a state educational institution may exercise the officer's police powers in any part of Indiana if the officer has completed basic training at a law enforcement academy or training center, the officer is engaged in the discharge of official duties, and the educational institution employing the officer has not restricted or limited the exercise of the officer's official powers.

Effective: July 1, 2011.


    January 18, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.


First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 21-39-4-6; (11)IN1406.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-39-4-6, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 280, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 6. A police officer may exercise the powers granted under this chapter: only
         (1) upon real property owned or occupied by the state educational institution employing the police officer, including the streets passing through and adjacent to the state educational institution; Additional jurisdiction may be established by agreement with the chief of police of the municipality or sheriff of the county or the appropriate law enforcement agency where the property is located, depending upon the jurisdiction involved. and
         (2) at any other location in Indiana, if the police officer:
            (A) has successfully completed, at a board certified law enforcement academy or at a law enforcement training center described under section IC 5-2-1-10.5 or IC 5-2-1-15.2, the basic training requirements established by the law enforcement training board; and
            (B) is engaged in the discharge of the police officer's official duties;
        unless the educational institution employing the police officer restricts or limits the exercise of the powers granted under this chapter.