Idaho State to arm campus officers with Glocks

      POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials say Public Safety Officers will start carrying Glock 17 semi-automatic handguns on campus sometime in the near future.

      The Idaho State Journal reports ( that officials announced Wednesday that campus officers will also begin strict enforcement of a total firearms ban in certain areas beginning July 1.

      That's the same day a new state law goes into effect allowing retired law enforcement officers and people with concealed-carry permits to bring firearms onto public college and university campuses.

      ISU Public Safety Director Steve Chatterton says he, another supervisor and eight full-time officers will carry the handguns.

      The officers have graduated from the ISU Law Enforcement Academy, a program accredited by the Idaho Peace Officer Standard and Training.


      Information from: Idaho State Journal,