34 CFR 99.8 - What provisions apply to records of a law enforcement unit?

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§ 99.8 What provisions apply to records of a law enforcement unit?

(a)

(1)Law enforcement unit means any individual, office, department, division, or other component of an educational agency or institution, such as a unit of commissioned police officers or non-commissioned security guards, that is officially authorized or designated by that agency or institution to -

(i) Enforce any local, State, or Federal law, or refer to appropriate authorities a matter for enforcement of any local, State, or Federal law against any individual or organization other than the agency or institution itself; or

(ii) Maintain the physical security and safety of the agency or institution.

(2) A component of an educational agency or institution does not lose its status as a law enforcement unit if it also performs other, non-law enforcement functions for the agency or institution, including investigation of incidents or conduct that constitutes or leads to a disciplinary action or proceedings against the student.

(b)

(1) Records of a law enforcement unit means those records, files, documents, and other materials that are -

(i) Created by a law enforcement unit;

(ii) Created for a law enforcement purpose; and

(iii) Maintained by the law enforcement unit.

(2) Records of a law enforcement unit does not mean -

(i) Records created by a law enforcement unit for a law enforcement purpose that are maintained by a component of the educational agency or institution other than the law enforcement unit; or

(ii) Records created and maintained by a law enforcement unit exclusively for a non-law enforcement purpose, such as a disciplinary action or proceeding conducted by the educational agency or institution.

(c)

(1) Nothing in the Act prohibits an educational agency or institution from contacting its law enforcement unit, orally or in writing, for the purpose of asking that unit to investigate a possible violation of, or to enforce, any local, State, or Federal law.

(2) Education records, and personally identifiable information contained in education records, do not lose their status as education records and remain subject to the Act, including the disclosure provisions of § 99.30, while in the possession of the law enforcement unit.

(d) The Act neither requires nor prohibits the disclosure by an educational agency or institution of its law enforcement unit records.

[ 60 FR 3469, Jan. 17, 1995]

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Title 34 published on 2015-12-04

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 34 CFR Part 99 after this date.

  • 2017-01-30; vol. 82 # 18 - Monday, January 30, 2017
    1. 82 FR 8669 - Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act—Accountability and State Plans; Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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      DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Office of the Chief Privacy Officer
      Final regulations; delay of effective dates.
      Effective January 30, 2017, the effective date of the final rules published on November 29, 2016 at 81 FR 86076; January 19, 2017 at 82 FR 7376; and January 19, 2017 at 82 FR 6252, respectively, is delayed to March 21, 2017.
      2 CFR Part 3474
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