The police presence on campus is very strong, but not completely overwhelming to students. If anything, it gives the students a sense of security knowing that there is usually an officer somewhere in the vicinity. Campus police aren't considered extremely strict, but do they take their stand on some issues. Underage drinking on campus is not something that students want to get caught going-it will result in a citation and possible notification of parents. Other things taken seriously on campus are parking violations. Parking is extremely limited, so those parking without proper permits are given tickets until their vehicle is moved. Dorm violations can also result in probation from student events, removal from the dorm, or even expulsion.
The local police presence is just as strong as the campus police, as they pretty much share duties. While both police forces are very friendly, local police are a little more strict than campus police. It is usually the local police that watch over parties, and they make sure things do not get out of hand. Students usually won't get in trouble for something off campus unless they go looking for it. Neither police force goes out of their way to bust students or cause trouble, but they will go through with their duty and take care of any problems they see fit. What students should definitely avoid doing is drinking or drugs in the dorm. Being caught for either can result in removal from the dorms, or even expulsion, as well as counseling programs and parent notification. Other than that, students are mostly able to come and go as they please, as long as they don't go out of their way to make trouble.