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Let's hear some funny or outragious tasks you've been told to do as a campus cop!

I'll start...
Shovel through the 6 feet of snow to get to a cars license plate, so the owner can move it...for 300 or so cars.
 

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Heres the plow truck make a few sweeps, because grounds crew won't be in early to do it!!! :roll: Nothing is better then two campus police officers trying to figure out how to operate a plow truck!!!
 

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Can you say grievance? Not only for the campus police but for the grounds crew. Typical college mentallity having you drive a plow truck. I would have driven it into a curb and busted the plow. And my explanation as, I was never trained to be a plow operator.

One of the foolish things that my campus director of public safety made us do was to go around to the vacant dorm buildings (during summer break) And to "hand check" every single vacant dorm room to make sure they are locked, and if not, lock it and compile a list of all rooms that were open. We were talking about 6 dorm buildings, talk about alot of "make work". What the Director (aka Chief) couldnt understand is that the doors would be opened every day by facilities who were working in the rooms. Was I missing something, but these were empty, vacant dorms rooms. Needless to say I never checked a single door b/c I thought that was the dumbest thing ever.

That was only one of the hundreds of nonsense things that we had to do.
 

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Shovel snow at entrances to the building
Deliver newspapers
Check boilers/AC units (shut down/restart as necessary)
Cover for receptionists when they call out sick
Drive staff off campus to pick up their vehicles at the garage
Sort inter-office mail

I'll post more if I can think of any.
 

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As I posted before in "worst colleges to work for" my former Department would require the 2300-0700 shift make fresh coffee and pancakes for students during 24 hour art studio access. The Dispatcher/Desk Officer would also hand out gym equipment that was stored under the Dispatch Desk :shock:
 

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At my former job, the college used to rent out dorm rooms during the summer. On more than one occasion we were required to check these "guests" in, issue them a key and show them to their room. I can't tell you how many of these guests expected me to carry their luggage. I used to laugh at them and watch them struggle as they carried their bags up six flights of stairs.
Then of course we had the usual delivering newspapers and packages and driving trustees where ever they wanted to go. Oh yes and how could I forget parking the cars of the important people. Or at least the people that thought they were important. They would pull up and park their cars in the middle of the street, throw their keys at us and say, "there were no spots left, park my car."

I am so glad I am out of there.
 

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Do you remember faculty lodge rooms over by Sherman. I remember some twit came into dispatch to get her room keys. Then asked to have someone bring her luggage and a news paper to the room. I just freaken laughed at her. Then she would call on the 911 line attempting to dial out. I remember telling her to read the directions on how to make an outside call. For someone who is suppose to be very smart and bright, she had no common sense. At that lace you were everything but a cop. Well thats my two cents worth.
 

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John J that sounds like Brandeis...
No, it was at Fisher College before they decided to get rid of campus police and bring in security guards for a lower pay rate.
 
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Whatever happened to all the Bromley Housing cops who went to work for Fisher? Are they still around or did they move on to greener pastures?
 

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Remember common sense was not a prequisite to Brandeis. Yes I remember Sherman when those people would come and pick up thier keys and think that we were the front desk of a hotel lobby. They wanted us to bring bags, bring keys, clean rooms, change sheets. Like we cared. Its a shame that we wouldn't help them out.
 

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Administrator called and informed dispatch that he had left his lunch out on his desk and requested that an officer go into his office and put it in the refridgerator. officer's were unable to get into his office since we did not have the key. We unfortunately now have a key for that office for the next time he leaves his snack-pack out.
 

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One of the officers that worked at Bromley and fisher is a police officer with us a Emerson College
 

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1zero7, I hope if tha happens again someone will foget to do it or the person will politey explain that you are state certified Police Officers and not maids
 

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Hey Ofc. Dungeon,
[-X Not all campus police departments do that crap. Certianly not mine and a few others w/o naming names.
 

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Officer Dunngeon said:
These are all reasons why I would NEVER work as a campus cop. I would rather move out of state then subject myself to that crap.
So is the implication that you are above working Campus Police? If so I kind of take offense, after all my job pays my bills, gives me a good benefits plan, and provides me with tuition remission which saves me plenty of cash from school. I'm sorry we all can't have a riveting exciting law enforcement career as a Site Officer with the Municipal Police. The majority of the Officers we have here in DMH and a lot of the other Campus Police Officers I know do what we have to do to appease our employers, but that's life. When its all said and done the fact the I do many duties that have nothing to do with law enforcement, doesn't affect me much because at the end of the day DMH is just my JOB not my life. I do suppose if I wrapped my identity around what I did @ work I guess I would have an issue with it, but as long as I'm gaining experience in Law Enforcement, drawing a paycheck, and receiving a good benefits package, my head hits the pillow nightly without difficulty.
 

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Hey everyone chill!! out!! Officer Dunngeon is not insulting anyone he just saying he could not work for a campus police department. Opinions are expressed and shared on this site. People get so testy when it comes to their LE fields. We as Campus Police know that our job requires a little more effort then a municipal or state police officers job, but we still answer the same calls as they do. They are no better than we are. My job here at BHCC is no different than any others. I have to escort the president of the college around like I am driving Ms. Daisy. I hate it and don't think it should be done but until we get a State College Police union and get out of the one we are in now (AFSME) that falls under all other related duties. Not just anyone can be a campus police officer you have to have a lot of patience and professionalism to do your job.
 
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