In 2004, Pacific Lutheran University and the Sheriff's Department entered into an agreement to assign a sergeant in the capacity of 'campus safety director' to provide the day-to-day operations for campus safety and reporting to the vice president of Student Life for work assignments. The intent is to provide an effective operating force of trained personnel to protect the university and its community from fire, theft, intrusion and other unlawful acts that disturb the peace or which place life and property in jeopardy.
Pierce Transit and the Sheriff's Department entered into a contract in 2007 for the provision of one sergeant as the Pierce Transit deputy chief, and seven deputies for the provision of law enforcement services that include a full-range of law enforcement activities in a transit environment. The contract was expanded in 2010 to include one additional sergeant and four additional deputies. These activities include crime prevention, enforcement of laws and regulations relative to law enforcement and specific to transit policing and working in conjunction with Pierce Transit security and staff to ensure safety and security for Pierce Transit employees and riders. The system encompasses all of Pierce County and portions of Mason and Kitsap County.
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