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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, May 21, 1971

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, May21, 1971

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Campus police proposal'
iCitinIuse i from Page 1) cities are already subsidized Vice President and Chief Fi
Lion as "a political problem not through the tax roils: there are nancial Officer Wilbur Pierpon:
of our making." 35,000 students in Arn Arbor and told this week's meeting, "The 1
This week Fleming told a meet- they are counted by us as part Governor's statement is pretty c
ing of city and University of- of the population of the city." clear cut and says the University 1
ficials that Milliken was "pres- Fleming is optimistic that will not get money for )olice and c
sured" by other state-supported money can be wrought from the fire and cannot pay out of other
universities to cut off appropria- state for the continatson of sup- funds" for these services.
tions for support payments to the port payments "or fire protec- Particularly irking to University I
city for police and fire protection. tion services because of the officials is their belief that an l
Endriss d e n i e d Fleming's enormous capital cost required adequate campus police - force c
charge. "I don't know what in setting-up a ^ampus fire de- would be more, not less expen-
Fleming means by that," he said, partment. He is aot so confident sive than contracted protection t
but admitted that ntner cities however, of success in quashing from the city.f
felt they too should receive sup- the police proposal. The budget allocation of $500.- 1
port from local universities. "We are up against a prob- 000 for a campus police force is c
"Our position is that university lem," he admitted. totally inadequate, University
officials say. "Michigan State t
University police services cost t
MSU $300,000 more than the Uni-
versity pays the city for police
protection," Fleming points out.
Aside from financial reasons,
University officials have pro- 1
found confidence in the ability {
CAN BE FUN and efficiency of the Ann Arbor c
police department and are pleas-
ON'S ed with its relationship to the b
University.r
"I believe the students by and
4 YOU large really respect the Ann Ar- i
bor city police," said Fleming. c
Y C L E "I think the past relationship has e
been a satisfactory one." I
Col. Frederick Davids, safety
director at the University (and i
until last year director of the
Michigan State Police ) is not
-- ~ happy about becoming, as he puts l
it, "chief of a small town policy
department."
"The campus police would be 1
expensive and if anything really r
developed on the campus we'd r
need help from the city anyway." c
he points out.S
SAl
PARK YOUR BICYCLE AT OUR DOOR
Ie ?an/
you get? For your convenience there are
tands at our Maynard street entrance
irking. Sure beats walking. Blue Denims
Acsard lDenimc

fought
Davids also explains the diffi
culties of campus police deriving
legitimate powers. He makes it
clear that deputization of a cam-
pus force by the county Sheriff's
office "is not acceptable to the
University," - although that
procedure is the standard method
by which University police de-
partments throughout the state
derive powers of arrest.
Davids says that if necessary
the University would make an ef-
fort to have special legislation
passed in Lansing to enable a
campus department to operate
without the potential for opera-
tional interference from outside
the «University community.
"I hope that if we go through
with this we can involve as many
students as possible in the opera-
tion of the department." Davids
says, adding that "several stu-
dents" have already inquired
about possible jobs on the force.
Davids did not anticipate cam-
pus police making arrests on
marijuana possession charges.
"unless the officer falls over it,
in which case he would have no
choice." The force would, how-
ever, be concerned with the
problems of harder drugs.
Most ironic, perhaps, is the co-
incidence of the Governor's bud-
get recommendation and the
stated position of many radical
political groups at the University
on the police question.
While no radical organzlation
has ever proposed the establish-
ment of a campus police depai t-
ment, there have been repeated
demands for an end to University
subsidy of the Ann Arbor police.
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DAILY CLASSIFIEDS BRING RESULTS-USE THEM
Michigan Film Society (ARM)
and The Ecumenical Campus Center present:
Pier Paolo Posolini's
The Gospel
according to Matthew
Friday-Saturday Sunday
May21, 22 May 23
First Baptist Church 1 st Presbyterian Church'
512 E. Huron 1432 Washtenaw
8:30 P.M.
$1.25 contribution free coffee, programs
Liberty Inn Lounge
PIANO BAR
112 W. Liberty-Ann Arbor
FEATURING THE INCREDIBLE
Dave Alexander
Blues Pianist /
Star of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
THURS., FRI. AND SAT. NIGHTS

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