Sworn Armed Police Department Poll Results

October 24, 2014 / Phil Lesch

PSU-AAUP conducted an informal poll of its members about the Administration's proposal for a sworn armed police department proposed to the PSU Board of Trustees at their September meeting. The poll was open for three days. In addition to the tally, over 100 comments were submitted and a few will be presented to the Board on Monday October 27, 2014 3:00 to 6:00 by PSU-AAUP President Pam Miller during invited testimony before the Board of Trustees Special Committee on Campus Public Safety.

Here are the results:

Ballots Cast  404 of 971 - 41.6%

Do you support a sworn armed police department on PSU Campus as proposed by the administration? (See graph here)

        Yes: 119 - 31.7%
        No: 256 - 68.3%
        Abstained: 29

Should this decision be made by a campus wide vote? (See graph here)

        Yes: 264 - 72.7%
        No: 99 - 27.3%
        Abstained: 41

Will you attend the committee meeting to show that faculty care about this proposal on Monday October 27 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at University Place Hotel?

        Yes: 75 - 18.8%
        No: 324 - 81.2%

Please come to the meeting if you can to show that faculty care about this issue. If members wish to speak to the Board directly, the special committee will take public comment after invited testimony.

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