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Regulations Relating to Campus Security Officers [6 VAC 20 ‑ 270]
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1/28/11  3:31 pm
Commenter: Richard D. Hinkley, Liberty University Police

Campus Security Officer definition

I have reviewed the regulations and find only one Virginia Law cite that still is a concern. 

“6VAC20-270-10. Definitions. . . . Certified law enforcement officers as defined in § 9.1-101 are not included in this definition.”  Below is the definition cited.  Unfortunately, Campus Police (especially private) do not fit this definition.  § 23-232, 232.1 and 233 are the laws that allow campus police departments and appointment of officers.
"Law-enforcement officer" means any full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff's office which is a part of or administered by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, and who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic or highway laws of the Commonwealth, and shall include any (i) special agent of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; (ii) police agent appointed under the provisions of § 56-353; (iii) officer of the Virginia Marine Police; (iv) conservation police officer who is a full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; (v) investigator who is a full-time sworn member of the security division of the State Lottery Department; (vi) conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned pursuant to § 10.1-115; (vii) full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles appointed pursuant to § 46.2-217; or (viii) animal protection police officers employed under § 15.2-632.

Colonel Richard D. Hinkley

Chief of Police

LIberty University


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2/24/11  3:34 pm
Commenter: Ronald Cummings

Regarding Professional Emergency Services

I am curious as to the responsibilities of a Security guard who is able to carry a firearm in crowded places such as a stadium or mall?  What are the licensing requirements for such?  I am especially interested in becoming licensed to protect NFL football players.  That is assuming that there is no NFL Lockout.

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