U. Of Cincinnati Shooting Puts Spotlight on Campus Police
JULY 31, 2015, 3:58 P.M. E.D.T.
It would be a mistake to shutter the university police department, Ono said.
“You need to have a knowledge of how to interact with students. There are many different issues and federal guidelines that have to be followed that are very specific to campus policing,” he said in an interview, adding that municipal and campus police work closely together. “Sometimes UC police and Cincinnati police ride together in a car. They collaborate to help each other out. It really brings crime down generally.”
There’s also an expectation among parents and students that university police should be responsible for safety off campus.
“We’re getting pushed to ignore those imaginary lines on the map,” Jeff Corcoran, then the interim chief of the University of Cincinnati police, told The Associated Press in an interview last year.