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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 270. Regulations Relating to Campus Security Officers
1/24/2020

6VAC20-270-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Approved instructor" means a person who has been approved by the department to instruct the Campus Security Officer Training Course.

"Campus security officer" means any person employed by or contracted to a college or university for the sole purpose of maintaining peace and order and who is primarily responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Certified law-enforcement officers as defined in § 9.1-101 of the Code of Virginia and campus police officers appointed pursuant to § 23-233 of the Code of Virginia are not included in this definition.

"Campus security point of contact" is the person designated by the college, university, private security services business, or private security services training school to serve as the contact person between the department and the college, university, private security services business, or private security services training school on matters concerning the certification of campus security officers.

"Certification" means that a qualified person has met the compulsory minimum entry-level training standards mandated for a campus security officer.

"College or university" means an institution of higher education created to educate and grant certificates or degrees in a variety of subjects.

"Compulsory minimum entry-level training and certification standards" means the compulsory training modules and other certification requirements, determined by the department, to comprise the necessary training and certification standards required as a basis for initial certification.

"Contracted" means a person employed by a licensed private security services business under contract to perform the functions of a campus security officer.

"Date of hire" means the date an employee is hired to provide campus security officer services for a college, university, or private security services business, and whom the department must regulate.

"Department" means the Department of Criminal Justice Services or any successor agency.

"Director" means the chief administrative officer of the department.

"Employee" means a person providing campus security services hired directly by the employing college or university or a person hired by a licensed private security services business supplying campus security services to the college or university on a contract basis.

"Entry-level training requirement" means the compulsory modules determined by the department to comprise the necessary training required as a basis for certification.

"In-service training requirement" means the compulsory in-service training requirement adopted by the department for campus security officers.

"Private security services business" or "PSS" means any person engaged in the business of providing, or who undertakes to provide, security officers to another person under contract, express, or implied as defined in § 9.1-138 of the Code of Virginia.

"Private security services training school" means any person certified by the department to provide instruction in private security subjects for the training of private security service business personnel in accordance with this chapter.

"Special events" means those events at which large numbers of people gather on campus or at college or university facilities creating a need for additional or specialized security actions.

"This chapter" means the Regulations Relating to Campus Security Officers.

"Training requirement" means any entry-level or in-service training or retraining standard established by this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 3, 2013.

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