SALEM, Oregon – Colleges with campus security will have to make changes under a bill headed to Governor Kate Brown.
It’s called Kaylee’s Law. It was written following the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a security worker at Central Oregon Community College.
“He eventually drove her to a low part of campus where she was assaulted and murdered,” State Representative Cheri Helt (R-Bend) explained.
Helt said the campus security vehicle looked like a police car and had a Plexiglass enclosure in the back where Sawyer was trapped. State Representative Jeff Barker (D-Aloha) said security workers are not police officers.
“Only a police officer should look like police,” Barker said.
The bill will also require campus security workers to undergo background checks and psychological exams And, if a campus security officer finds evidence of a crime, they’re require to call police and turn over evidence to officers.