Public Safety personnel are not authorized to make arrests nor are they authorized to use firearms for restraint or control. Johnson State College Public Safety officers are authorized to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have a legitimate reason to be on college property.
Johnson State College Public Safety officers have the authority to issue parking tickets, which can be billed to students, faculty and staff. The authority to make arrests on campus and to respond to security or criminal actions off-campus rests with the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department and the Vermont State Police.
Prompt and accurate reporting of all suspected crimes to Public Safety and other appropriate personnel is encouraged.
Department personnel are trained in proper reporting procedures along with other safety and security responsibilities. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.