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    BattleGroundUte
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    @battlegroundute

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46499495/byu-plans-to-appeal-states-attempt-to-decertify-its-police-department

    I can’t believe they think they can have private police and use government records to investigate honor code violations. If anyone supports TDS having its own secret police beholden to itself is crazy. We are talking about taking people’s rights away as police officers. 

    Wish they would just shut down that cesspool. I can also say I will never venture down into that campus ever again or Provo until they fix that.

    TDS admin wants the campus to basically be the equivalent of Vatican City.

  • #92003
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    darklightning
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    @darklightning

    I’m (pleasantly) surprised to learn someone in the state had the spine to decertify them in the first place.

    • #92005
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      BattleGroundUte
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      @battlegroundute

      Well this is surpsing to me. The commissioner for DPS is a stake president. So either that whole deep secret state thing doesn’t exist or he will be released soon enough.

  • #92013
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    Stone
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    I am not a fan of universities (public or private) having a police force. If they want private security, fine. But a police force does not sit well with me. A campus is not its own city; they don’t have their own water system, sewer system, electrical department, fire department (do they?), etc. Just have private security that needs to call the real cops when needed, just like a mall or other large land owner. I feel the same way about schools having a separate “justice system” on campus to hold pseudo trials. Not a fan of these fiefdoms run by unelected academic administrators.

    • #92021

      Johnny80
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      @johnny80

      Tell that to notre dame. They have their own zip code and airport if I remember correctly.

      Edit: I agree with your thoughts on the matter .

      • #92024
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        Utesbyfive
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        @utesbyfive

        I believe 84112 is reserved for the U of U. So I think we also have our own zip.

        • #92026

          Johnny80
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          @johnny80

          I thought federal heights fell into that as well.

          • #92050

            Utesbyfive
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            @utesbyfive

            I don’t know about that. My grandmother lived in Fed. Heights before she passed, and her zip was 84103, which encompasses all of the Avenues.

    • #92028

      BattleGroundUte
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      @battlegroundute

      It can have its own pros and cons. It is sometimes good to have a seperate department and administration that can meet the unique aspects policing on a campus has. What SLCPD handles on a daily basis is unique to what an officer assigned to the University handles. It also really comes down to money this is a seperate budget really for SLCPD.

      As far as private universities taking state licensed officers to enforce the law. Sorry you can’t have them run your little private security crap. People already have a certain amount of fear on reporting crime. Don’t compound it by adding a honor code violation investigation on top of it.

    • #92046
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      UteThunder
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      @utethunder

      Universities are actually more like a small city than you would think. And I don’t know about you, but if there is a problem that needs the help of police, then I want the police to be the ones who show up first. Not some yahoo with a badge but no gun and no real authority.

      • #92060

        Utesbyfive
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        @utesbyfive

        The U of U police department is permitted by the state, and all of the officers are POST certified, and trained cops with the same authority as SLPD.

        • #92150

          UteThunder
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          @utethunder

          Right. And I’m in favor of having them over security guards.

  • #92016
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    sweetgrass
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    @sweetgrass

    I can’t help but picturing Andy Griffith asking Barney to hand in his bullet

  • #92017
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    GameForAnyFuss
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    @gameforanyfuss

    So BYU-P’s police department just went independent?

    • #92045
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      ironman1315
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      @ironman1315

      BYUPXPD just scheduled Wagner.

  • #92043
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    OSH_UTE
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    @runningutes

    They have the honor code, they should be fine.

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