The Public Safety Oversight Committee (PSOC) was established to serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy and the Chief of Police for the purpose of reviewing the practices, policies and procedures of the Department of Public Safety, and making policy recommendations where appropriate.
The PSOC will be comprised of seventeen regular members appointed for terms of two years. Initial appointments will be made for one or two years to facilitate staggered terms such that approximately one-half the appointments will expire each year. The membership will consist of the following: three faculty appointed by faculty in accordance with the Faculty Rules and Regulations; three administrators appointed by the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy; two members of the Department of Public Safety appointed by the Chief of Police; three undergraduate students appointed by the Undergraduate Council of Students; one medical student appointed by the Medical Student Council; one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council; two staff members appointed by the Staff Advisory Council and two individuals external to the University appointed by the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy.
In addition to the regular members the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy, the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services or his/her designee and the Chair of the OCRB will serve as ex officio members of the PSOC.
In the performance of its duties, it is expected that the PSOC will meet two times per semester. At the request of the Chief of Police or the Executive Vice President of Planning & Policy, the PSOC may meet at additional times during the year for purposes as may be specified. The PSOC shall receive information regarding the Department of Public Safety training, practices, and policies, including policies governing the use of force, and general data and information about complaints filed with the Department of Public Safety. The PSOC should prepare an annual report for the Chief of Police and the Executive Vice President of Planning & Policy, containing an account of DPS complaint activity for the preceding year, and making policy recommendations where necessary and appropriate.