The final open campus forum to discuss the issue of arming University of Oregon's campus police offiers was the best-attended, with at least 50 students, faculty and staff on hand for Wednesday's (March 6) discussion in the Knight Library Browsing Room.
The second of three open campus forums to discuss the issue of arming University of Oregon police officers drew 30 people on Tuesday. The final forum will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Knight Library Browsing Room.
Police officers at the University of Oregon are the same as those at other Oregon law enforcement agencies – except that they're different.
UO Police Department officers have the same professional standards, requirements and authorities as any police in the state. But they're also chosen for their specific aptitude toward working well in a university environment.
The University Health Center was evacuated Monday morning following the sounds of explosions and the smell of smoke from a utility tunnel. A possible blown transformer continued to cause electrical problems around campus late Monday morning.
UO Police Department (UOPD) is a campus department and is separate from the Eugene Police Department and all other local law enforcement agencies. That distinction is important to Interim Chief Carolyn McDermed.
The University of Oregon Police Department is responsible for safety and law enforcement on campus and other UO properties. It operates 24 hours per day, year-round. Officers patrol the campus on foot, by bicycle and vehicle, and are responsible for campus safety, crime prevention and law enforcement.