PURPOSE / SCOPE:
Campus Security Officers employed by the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine are not sworn peace officers in the State of Idaho. As private citizens, they are subject to applicable laws including but not limited to the conditions set forth in Idaho Code 19-202A, regarding the use of force, as may be amended from time to time.
Use of Deadly Force- ICOM Campus Security Officers are authorized to use deadly force to protect themselves or others, or to resist
from what is objectively and reasonably believed to be an imminent threat of death murder, or serious great bodily injury or a violent felony. In all cases of the use of deadly force by ICOM Campus Security Officers, Idaho state law will be controlling. See Idaho Statutes, Title 18, Chapter 40, Section 18-4009 for justifiable homicide (hyperlink below).
Use of Non-Deadly Force-Where deadly force is not appropriate, Campus Security Officers may use only that level of force that is objectively reasonable to bring an individual under control.
Campus Security Officers are
only authorized to use non-deadly force techniques and issued equipment to:
- Protect themselves or others from physical harm;
- Effect a lawful private person’s arrest;
- Lawfully restrain or subdue a resistant individual; and/or
- Bring a situation safely under control.
If an ICOM Campus Security Officer uses any level of force against an individual, they will immediately notify both local law enforcement and their supervisor to report the incident and to surrender custody of the individual over to local law enforcement, if in their custody. The ICOM Campus Security Officer will document actions taken during the incident and will cooperate with any investigation commenced by local law enforcement.
In all cases of the use of force by ICOM Campus Security Officers, Idaho state law will be controlling. See Idaho Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 2, Section 19-202A for defense of self or others and Idaho Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 6, Section 19-604 for private person arrests (hyperlinks below).
PRIMARY POLICY OWNER:
Director of Campus Security