University of Rochester welcomes second class of peace officers

Updated: 03/18/2014 5:31 PM
Created: 03/18/2014 6:39 AM WHEC.com

Students can expect to see more officers on campus at the University of Rochester. On Tuesday, more than two dozen public safety officers were sworn in as peace officers. This is the school’s second graduating class.

Back in September, News10NBC reported that it took the university nearly two and a half years to get legislation approved to make this possible. The officers are now able to make arrests for criminal offenses on campus.

Tim Kozlowski, University of Rochester peace officer, said, "Pretty much a private police force is how I always see it. The university felt that having sworn officers would benefit the university community and we'd be able to enforce the law more.”

The peace officers spent five and a half months training before today's ceremony.

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