Michigan community college outsources campus security to private firm
- Michigan's Jackson Community College is privatizing its campus security in an attempt to save around $300,000 in its budget.
- JCC's own department would have cost an estimated $680,000 compared to the $400,000 budgeted for private firm ArmorKnight Security Inc.
- The school decided two years ago to have armed guards on campus at all times, and a safety report on its website says virtually no violent crime has occurred on its campus in the last few years.
From the article:
SUMMIT TWP., MI – Jackson Community College is dissolving its campus security department and privatizing the service in hopes of saving about $300,000 in this year’s budget.
The transition is scheduled to take place Aug. 1, college officials said.
Security services on JCC’s main Summit Township campus and its soon-to-open north campus in the former Photo Marketing Association headquarters in Blackman Township now will be handled by ArmorKnight Security Inc. of Adrian.
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