Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 8.2: Law Enforcement on Campus

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996


This policy applies to all members of the University community and the general public.


State criminal and traffic laws apply on University property. The President may employ and assign duties of campus police officers, who are authorized to enforce all applicable laws and University regulations, and have the powers of peace officers within the exterior boundaries of lands under control of the Board of Regents, including public streets and highways within such boundaries.


The President shall adopt any necessary administrative practices and procedures to implement this policy.


Albuquerque City ordinances do not apply to land under the control of the Board of Regents. See City of Santa Fe v. Armijo, 96 N.M. 663, 633 P.2d 685 (1981). NMSA 1978,
§ 29-5-1 et seq. (Educational Institutions -- Traffic Regulations and Police Officers).