DePauw U. Officers To Extend Jurisdiction

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — DePauw University public safety officers will be given jurisdictional authority beyond campus if the university can afford a potential increase in insurance premiums.

The board of trustees approved the measure in its first meeting of 2012, The DePauw reports. The proposal would allow officers to pursue drunk drivers and other offenders off campus.

The policy comes from an Indiana state statute approved by the legislature last spring allowing colleges to expand the jurisdictional authority of their campus police.

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