Resolution #00-01-3

On December 14, 2000, the Faculty Senate adopted the following resolution:

The University of Rhode Island Campus Police have with skill and dedication worked effectively to make the URI campus a reasonably safe environment.

Because of its educational purpose and residential character, the URI community requires special strategies and tactics to provide for its safety and security.

The relationship between our unarmed campus police and the campus community has been grounded in non-violent and negotiated resolution of problems.

In order to ensure that the character of the University community and the effective workings of the campus police be sustained:

BE IT RESOLVED:

The Faculty Senate of the University of Rhode Island opposes arming campus police.

The Faculty Senate endorses a thorough investigation of alternative means of enhancing the safety and security of the University community including the campus police.