- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state board that oversees community colleges in Connecticut has approved a process for community colleges to formed armed police forces on campus.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/2epN70n ) the action by the Board of Regents for Higher Education follows passage of a bill by the General Assembly earlier this year that opens the door for officers at all 12 community colleges in the state to carry guns.

Currently, only Naugatuck Community College has armed officers.

Under the plan adopted on Thursday, officers would have to show certification that they have received police officer standard training, and undergo background checks. The schools themselves must submit a thorough security plan and have a policy on the use of force.

The board must approve those plans before authorizing campuses to have armed forces.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com


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