Is a campus police force an actual police department?

I go to a well-known university on the state of Washington that has it's own police department, small station/office, and a few cars. Possibly maybe 10 officers (rough estimate, i could be wrong). The town the college is in, of course has it's own police force as well. There are 29,000 people in town... show more I go to a well-known university on the state of Washington that has it's own police department, small station/office, and a few cars. Possibly maybe 10 officers (rough estimate, i could be wrong).

The town the college is in, of course has it's own police force as well. There are 29,000 people in town when school is in session, and around 8000 people when it isn't, so not that big of a city.

So what's the campus police then? They seem too professional to be simply rent-a-cops, and anyways, wouldn't those types of officers be called simply 'security'?

Do they have jurisdiction off campus property?
If someone commits a crime on campus, would the town police respond as well - since the college is within city limits.
Does the city police have any jurisdiction on campus?
Do the departments share jurisdiction or resources in some way?
Do the campus police have any jurisdiction over non-students?
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