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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier's Brantford campus
August 1, 2014
 
 
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Special Constables at Laurier are sworn Peace Officers who are employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace.  As such, we enforce City of Brantford By-Laws, Provincial Offences and Federal Statutes when contravention is on, or in relation to, any University owned property.  We have the same powers and authority on campus as the Brantford Police have for the Province of Ontario.  As such, we may lay charges and/or make arrests under the same legal authority.  We wear uniforms that identify us as Special Constables, which set us apart from police constables.  We must meet specific criteria as set out by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and are sworn in by an Ontario Justice of the Peace.  We work in collaboration by written agreement with the Brantford Police Service.  When appropriate practice alternative measures through the Judicial Affairs Council here at Laurier.