Armed Police Return To Patrols At UW Dorms After Dispute With Union

After ending armed police patrols of student housing in the wake of the George Floyd protests, the University of Washington has reversed its decision and will bring back armed police patrols of UW dorms.

The Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) found that UW failed to bargain with Teamsters Union Local 117, which represents the University of Washington Police Department, over the end of patrol shifts around the dorms. The report found that the university failed to inform UWPD about removing armed officers from the residence halls before introducing unarmed Campus Security Responders (CSRs).

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