Oregon universities may form own police force

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Some students at the University of Oregon are concerned that turning the security department into a police force would lead to guns on campus.

A student member of the Sensible Drug Policy Group, Dan Chapman, told a meeting Wednesday there’s no need for guns or even Tasers.

KVAL reports the meeting was held to discuss proposed legislation that would allow each university in Oregon to establish a sworn police agency.

Arming campus officers with guns is not part of the proposal, but that decision could be made later by university leaders.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/