Mass. College Proposes Arming Campus Police

Published: May 12, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is considering arming its sworn police force.  Currently, if lethal force is warranted, college officials must contact city or state police.

Officials held a meeting on May 9 seeking comments from students, iBerkshires reports. The responses were mixed; some students were in favor of the change while others said they did not trust campus police to properly handle service weapons.

According to the college’s Public Safety Director Joseph Charon, campus officers have increasingly been required to respond to incidents away from the main campus. Charon also cited a growing number of active shooter incidents in the country, indicating that the college cannot plan an adequate response.

Read the full story.

——Article Continues Below——

Get the latest industry news and research delivered directly to your inbox.

Related Articles:

Posted in: News

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Strategy & Planning Series
Strategy & Planning Series
Strategy & Planning Series
Strategy & Planning Series
Strategy & Planning Series