CCRI, URI, RIC have differing views on arming campus police

Updated at 5:13 p.m.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND Police Chief Sean T. Collins said in a seven-page report to the R.I. General Assembly that it believes it is not necessary for the college to arm its campus police because of, among multiple reasons, the close coordination the college has with local municipal police. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island feels that arming campus police officers with firearms is “not necessary” to ensure safety of its college community at each of its four campuses around the Ocean State. The University of Rhode Island, however, said arming its campus officers was a “long-term goal” realized in 2015, while…

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  1. So, we now know how much a life is worth and that “more than a year” is too long. Sooo…any other projects at these institutions that take more time than that should not be undertaken, correct? Lovely logic. I know, guns are bad and scary – even in the hands of trained officers. Maybe do an inventory of how many useless administrators are being employed and their associated costs…Glad that they mentioned buzzword of “inclusion” though. Refer back to that during a crisis as I’m sure that will stop a criminal.