The College Police officers are duly sworn peace officers of the State of California. Empowered by section 830.32(a) of the California Penal Code, officers possess the same authority, and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers. Therefore, under California law, officers may enforce laws and make arrests anywhere in the state; however, we concentrate our efforts on the campus. Our department enjoys a positive and close working relationship with the City of Napa Police Department, with whom we share proximity, mutual interests, and geographic jurisdiction.
Persons arrested by the College Police officers are processed in accordance with prevailing practices in Napa County, which can include: citation and release; booking into the Napa County Jail; filing of charges with, and prosecution through, the District Attorney's Office; and formal trial.