Max Erickson / Sun Star
This week we asked students: The UAFPD faces a possible 20% decrease in funding next semester. What effect do you think this might have?
“I think it could have an effect on the way our police force is ran, it could have decreases in immediate response times, it could have problems with staff, they won’t have enough money to pay their employees. The UAFPD supports more than just the university, they support an entire jurisdiction. This could have a major impact on the campus and as a whole.” Dakota Wilcher
“I wouldn’t know the exact effects but it would depend on where the funding was originally going to.” -Howie Qu
“It will make the officers more stressed, it might make the campus less safe, I mean if you don’t have people to call when things are going on we might lose the safety.” -Mary Beth Perreault
“There’s probably going to be a loss in employees and I know that in the current budget situation a lot of things are getting severely gutted and cut. I think that could be a really big problem if we don’t have more representation for community service and safety.” -Sage Tixier
“Well they won’t be able to patrol as much, they probably wouldn’t be able to respond as well if they didn’t have the funding. It limits their abilities to respond to emergencies.” -Sarah HoBack