Unarmed Security at my University: Advice on changing this?
Recently I transferred to a small, private university in Texas and was disappointed to find all the security personnel were "armed" with cell phones... This of course presents many alarm bells for the non-sheep among us. While I believe safety is a personal responsibility, at the very minimum personnel assigned to protect an area where lawfully you are not prohibited from doing so, should have the tools to secure an area. I would like to encourage some changes to arm the so called "security" force. Being new to the campus I don't completely have a feel for what the social support would be for this, however with the few students I have discussed this with, they were in full agreement. Being a small university, I am honestly quite hopeful that change is possible, we shall see. What advice does anyone have for where to start with this?