Campus police legislation goes to Oregon governor

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Public universities in Oregon may establish a campus police force — possibly armed — under a bill that cleared the Legislature Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s not against it but wants to make sure all is in order before he signs it into law.

The Oregonian reports the University of Oregon requested the bill and is likely to be the first of seven campuses to ask the state Board of Higher Education for permission to hire police.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com