Public safety issues

A message from Local 243 President Marie Dusio: The Madison Area Technical College (MATC) Public Safety Department made a presentation to the MATC District Board at the December 11, 2013 meeting expressing their interest in providing Tasers to full time officers.

Local 243 did not make a formal statement to the District Board concerning Tasers because, at this time, Local 243 does not have a position for or against the presence/use of Tasers on campus.

The Executive Board of the Local 243 Forum made a request to the District Board that this significant change go through the IBPS (Interest-Based Problem Solving) process before a decision is made. The Executive Board sent letter to MATC Vice Aaron President Burkes identifying areas of concern, specifically the lack of information that has been shared district-wide.

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