Arming the CCSF Police

In yesterday's Examiner, we are alerted that CCSF is considering arming campus police. There have been incidents with armed suspects as recently as September 11th, incidences which the CCSF police handled--unarmed.

I applaud the Chancellor's attempt to make this decision in a rational way. Let's look at the evidence. How often is the SFPD called in? How many incidences have occurred that might have gone very differently with a second  gun? Does the $20-30,000 for purchasing include training for the 28 officers on how to safely have a gun?

The fact that other community colleges now arm their campus police is not a good enough reason to spend the little money CCSF has. Let's use the evidence to make this decision, not a "me too" approach.

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