University of California
SB 1729, School Safety, Thompson
Under existing law, the governing board of each postsecondary educational institution receiving public funds for student financial aid is required to compile records concerning all occurrences of certain criminal and noncriminal activity. UC currently complies in full with this legislation.
The Thompson legislation requires each University of California campus to enter into a written agreement with local law enforcement agencies relating to Part 1 violent crimes, as defined, that designates which law enforcement agency has operational responsibility for the investigation of Part 1 violent crimes and delineates the specific geographical boundaries of each agency's operational responsibility. The bill further requires that these agreements be made available to the public and that copies of these agreements be transmitted to the Legislative Analyst.
The following outlines the University's implementation guideline and approach for each area of the legislation.
The governing board of the University of California shall adopt rules requiring each of their respective campuses to enter into written agreements with local law enforcement agencies that clarify operational responsibilities for investigations of Part 1 violent crimes occurring on each campus.
The President has delegated to the Chancellors authority to enter into written agreements with local law enforcement agencies.
Each written agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall designate which law enforcement agency shall have operational responsibility for the investigation of each Part 1 violent crime and delineate the specific geographical boundaries of each agency's operational responsibility, including maps as necessary.
Each campus must enter into agreements which are consistent with this requirement. Agreements must be established by July 1, 1999
Written agreements entered into shall be available for public viewing by July 1, 1999. Each of the entities shall transmit a copy of each written agreement it has entered into and any other information it deems pertinent to its implementation of this section, to the Legislative Analyst on or before September 1, 1999.
Copies of written agreements shall be provided to the Assistant Vice President--Information Systems and Computing by August 1, 1999. Subsequently, the campus agreements will be transmitted by UC Office of the President to the Legislative Analyst.
Copies of the agreements should also be maintained in the campus Police Departments and available for public viewing no later than July 1, 1999.