Student Speaks in Favor of Relacing Campus Police with Professionals Trained in Mental Health, Other Community Needs

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CAL MATTERS -- San Francisco State University student Ja’Corey Bowens and UC Riverside student Naomi Waters both spoke in favor of defunding campus police departments and replacing them with unarmed professionals trained in addressing mental health and other needs of the campus community.

“With abolition, we have the opportunity to redefine what a safe campus looks like in the future, with investing into housing, providing basic needs, investing into (counseling) on campus, investing into the student health center, providing resources for domestic violence,” said Bowens, who co-authored a resolution by SF State’s student government calling for the abolition of campus police.