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Ga. College Eliminates Campus Police Force

October 23, 2012  | 

Life University in Marietta, Ga., plans to eliminate its entire police force in favor of hiring a private security firm to monitor the campus, MyFoxAtlanta reports.

School officials will replace 10 full-time and four part-time positions with an unarmed security force that does not have the power to make an arrest. Dr. Brian McAulay, executive vice president and provost at the university, said that it is not necessary to have a full police force because of the campus' size.


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Ima Leprechaun @ 10/24/2012 1:54 AM

Replacing professional highly trained armed campus police with nearly zero trained extremely low paid unarmed private security will become apparent once a major event takes place on campus. Then it will be too late to recognize their error, apparently human life has little value at Life University.

Tim @ 10/25/2012 3:29 AM

Obviously this campus doesn't remember what happened at Kent State when the National Guard needed to be called in to disperse the riff raff and take out a couple of the un-American radical leaders. We need armed security at all campuses in case they need to pump some lead into some anti American protesters.

F @ 10/28/2012 11:19 PM

I'll go out on a limb and say it is probably a cost issue. But disbanding the department altogether is not a solution. And what are you going to illegally hire off-duty police officers to serve during events? Like a sleepy cop is any better than an under-armed security officer. If he acts which he will try to do as little as possible on his/her's "part-time", the school absorbs the liability anyway cause somebody hasn't told the truth about "always on duty".

Life safety is always an afterthought until something happens. I wonder how much money they spend on the IT department?

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