Board to decide on University of Oregon police

Published:

 

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education will decide Friday whether to allow the University of Oregon to set up its own police department.

The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/n91iCB ) UO police would have the same authority as other police, but a decision on whether they would carry guns on campus is up to two years away.

Campus security chief Doug Tripp says having a sworn police force would better serve a campus of 24,000 students and more than 5,000 employees.

___

Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com