It is probably a bit much, but did you see the campus after the Patriots won the Super Bowl? Or, better yet, after the Yankees lost the World Series to Arizona last year? Things got pretty messy in a hurry. With that many students, their jurisdiction has a higher population than 90% of the towns out there...Originally posted by Hunter:
AR 15's? What the hell do they need those for?
UMass are not Special State police officers at all, not one bit. look it up, chap 75 s 32a, in mass laws. Legislative enactment.Originally posted by white85:
there are a lot of campus police officers on this site. have some respect !
Umass public safety has a very nicely run department. i don't know about all you guys. but i wouldn't want to respond to a shooting or a riot on a campus like umass with a pea-shooter. you got to rememeber when you have a melting pot , where there is a rich ethnic oreintation, like a university where everyone lives closely togerher. things can get out of hand very easliy and quickly simply by the greatness in population..
and by the way they are special state POLICE officers