Policies

7.06 Criminal Trespass

Purpose:

To establish guidelines for issuing trespass warnings and making arrests for trespassing, and to outline follow-up procedures for violations of trespass warnings. ("Trespass" is defined and penalties identified in the Code of Iowa).

Policy Statement:

Trespass warnings ("No Trespass") may be issued by the Public Safety Department or the Department of Residence. When deemed appropriate to enhance the safety of the campus or as a preventative measure, arrests for trespassing may be made by Public Safety.

Procedures:
  1. An individual may be placed on "No Trespass" by the Director of Public Safety (University Buildings and Property) or the Director of Residence/Housing (Residence Facilities) or their designees when one or more of the following conditions exists.

    1. The person is arrested for committing a crime on University property

    2. The person is found in a University building after normal hours of operation or in a residence facility in violation of Residence System regulations (e.g., only residents of a specific residence facility have a right to be in the facility).

    3. The person’s presence on University property represents a threat to the University community.

  2. An individual may be placed on "No Trespass" for a specific building or buildings, or the University campus.

  3. Adults: Failure to comply with a verbal or written trespass warning may result in arrest.

  4. Juveniles: Failure to comply with a warning will result in verbal notification to parents or legal guardians and/or charges being filed with juvenile authorities.

  5. The Public Safety Department is designated as the repository for offenses/complaints/incident reports on all reported trespass incidents.

Public Safety, 1/99
President’s Cabinet approved, 3/99