Special Constables are a new addition to the security services available at Fanshawe. We are the first community college in Canada to have been granted this authority. Constables are Fanshawe employees who have been sworn as Peace Officers under the authority of the Ontario Police Services Act and are easily identified by their distinctive uniforms. As part of their appointments, they have been provided the authority of police officers to enforce laws as they apply to the college and, when necessary, to make arrests and lay charges against offenders. This approach helps to ensure that disruption caused by criminal or other inappropriate activity is minimized and dealt with fairly and effectively through the courts.