Coon Rapids police to provide ARCC evening security

Evening security patrols and student escort services at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will continue to be provided by the Coon Rapids Police Department.

In an agreement with the state of Minnesota, which has been renewed by the Coon Rapids City Council, the police department uses part-time police reserve officers to provide the service.

The current contract with the state – Anoka-Ramsey is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (McSCU) system – expires Aug. 23.

According to Coon Rapids Police Capt. Cary Parks, the new contract reflects a 2 percent increase in the hourly rate charge for the reserve officer for a total contract not to exceed $23,500.

The new contract went into effect Aug. 24 and runs through Aug. 23, 2013.

The service of the police reserve officers enhances safety to students, staff and visitors to the college, Parks wrote in a memo to the council.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]