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Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College police seek state law for guns

Manchester Community College's Police Department is pushing state legislation allowing its officers to carry guns. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1EQ8bUs ) that the college's Police Department is turning to the General Assembly after lobbying the Board of Regents for Higher Education for years to change its policy. The proposed legislation would establish a "special police force" at Manchester Community College, giving it the same recognition as departments at the University of Connecticut and the four regional state universities. Lt. Michael Davis, the commanding officer of the college's five-officer department, said his force is limited without...