Kristin Smart Campus Safety Act of 1998
This Interagency Operations and Protocol Agreement, between the Marin Community College Police Department and neighboring agencies, is to clarify agency jurisdiction and response responsibility as required by the Kristin Smart Campus Safety Act of 1998.
The California Legislature under this Act also reaffirms that campus law enforcement agencies have primary authority for providing law enforcement service on their campus.
This Act also requires law enforcement agencies to designate operational responsibility and define specific geographical boundaries of response for the investigation of Part I violent crimes of homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assaults on campus property and property controlled by the college.
The Marin Community College Police Department has primary responsibility for law enforcement response and investigations of criminal activity on District property, located within the jurisdiction of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, Central Marin Police Department, and Novato Police Department.
The Marin Community College Police Department and the Marin County Sheriff, Central Marin Police Department, and Novato Police have agreed that the Marin Community College Police Department may request the assistance at any time. Further, the College may request these agencies to assume control over investigations for serious violent Part I crimes that may be beyond the resources of the Marin Community College Police Department in accordance with existing Mutual Aid procedures.