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320.120 Police Officers

172.350, R.S.Mo. 1959; Bd. Min. 9-5-70; Amended 7-28-20; Amended 9-7-22.

  1. Appointment -- The University may appoint and employ as many police officers as it may deem necessary to protect persons, property and to preserve peace and good order in the public buildings, properties, grounds and other facilities and locations of which it has charge or control.  To be appointed and employed as a university police officer, an individual must satisfy all qualifications required by law to serve as peace officers.
  2. Oath of Office and Authority -- The university police officers, before they enter upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath of office before some officer authorized to administer oaths, to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of their office, which oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Curators, and the Secretary shall give each university police officer so appointed and qualified a certificate of appointment, under the seal of the University, which certificate shall empower the individual with the same authority to maintain order, preserve peace and make arrests as is now held by peace officers.  University police officers may in addition expel from the public buildings, campuses, grounds and farms, persons violating the rules and regulations that may be prescribed by the Board of Curators or others under the authority of the Board. Such officer or employee of the University as may be designated by the Board of Curators shall have immediate charge, control and supervision of police officers appointed by authority of this section.
  3. Authority to Issue Commissions -- Until further order of this Board, the Board does hereby delegate to the President of the University the authority vested in The Curators of the University of Missouri under the provisions of Section 172.350 and 172.355 R.S.Mo., to grant in the name of The Curators of the University of Missouri to university police officers the authority to  maintain order, preserve peace and make arrests as is held by peace officers,  and that upon certification of the exercise of such authority the Secretary of the Board is authorized to issue certificates of appointment to university police officers.

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