Alabama Church Seeks To Establish Police Department

Alabama Church Seeks To Establish Police Department
A request by a Birmingham church to establish its own police force has advanced through the Public Safety Committee of the Alabama legislature. Some lawmakers are concerned about what they call a potentially dangerous precedent.

The Briarwood Presbyterian Church requested to establish its own police department in order to “create a safer campus in a fallen world,” WBMA reported. The church has a campus in Jefferson County and runs a high school in Shelby County.

While it is not unusual for some universities to operate its own police force, it would be the first case of a church in Alabama being granted permission by the legislature to do the same.

 

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