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It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to August 2000 when New York State granted peace officer status to the Canisius College Department of Public Safety. Peace officers have the same authority as police officers with the exception of being able to serve a warrant. They are restricted to their own geographic jurisdiction.

The Canisius Public Safety Department was the first private security organization in New York State to receive peace officer status.

Submitted by: College Communications