COPS GO WILD?
Overland Park Police conduct an "active shooter" training for JCCC public safety officers Dec. 19, 2007.
Photo by John Young, courtesy of The Campus Ledger
Visitors to campus next week will find the Overland Park's finest flashing -- their badges.
According to a posting on the college's electronic mail server, Infolist, it's all part of of an officer's training that will take place during spring break.
OPPD TRAINING ON CAMPUS OVER SPRING BREAK
Over spring break the Overland Park Police Department will be conducting some officers’ driving training on campus in the Train, Clock West and Clock East lots.
Also in December the Board of Trustees agreed to place an OPPD officer on campus starting January 2008 for trail period of six months.
In February, the Board of Trustees approved purchasing bullet-proof vests, OC (pepper) spray and a batons along with two fully-equipped police vehicles.
Despite these actions, the college maintains it has not decided on whether to allowing public safety officers to carry weapons or if it will create a college police force.