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URI plans to arm campus police

April 16, 2014

Left to right: Chair of Department of Sociology and Anthropology Leo Carroll, Professor of Communications Studies Lynn Derbyshire, Director of URI Public Safety Stephen Baker, and South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia discuss arming URI campus police officers during a public forum last October.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island announced on Monday that it will soon begin the process to arm the campus police officers following years of public discussion and a renewed sense of urgency caused by the false-alarm gunman incident at the Chafee Social Science Center last year.

URI President David Dooley, South Kingstown Chief of Police Vincent Vespia, URI Public Safety Director Stephen Baker, House Rep. Spencer Dickinson (D - Dist. 35, South Kingstown) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement (IACLEA) share similar positions on the matter of arming the campus police.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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