A NEW CAMPUS SAFETY PLAN FOR PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY INCLUDES KEEPING SWORN OFFICERS ARMED WITH GUNS. THAT’S OPPOSED BY SOME STUDENTS. INTERIM PSU PRESIDENT STEPHEN PERCY SAYS AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT BECAUSE OFFICERS ALSO RESPOND OFF CAMPUS IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND THEY NEED TO BE ARMED.

STUDENTS WHO ARE CRITICAL OF THE POLICY USE THE FATAL SHOOTING OF JASON WASHINGTON BY A PSU OFFICER AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY CAMPUS OFFICERS SHOULDN’T BE ARMED. THE NEW SECURITY PLAN ALSO CALLS FOR HAVING 10 NON-SWORN OFFICERS AND 10 STUDENT AMBASSADORS.