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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials say Public Safety Officers will start carrying Glock 17 semi-automatic handguns on campus sometime in the near future.

The Idaho State Journal reports that officials announced Wednesday that campus officers will also begin strict enforcement of a total firearms ban in certain areas beginning July 1.

That's the same day a new state law goes into effect allowing retired law enforcement officers and people with concealed-carry permits to bring firearms onto public college and university campuses.

ISU Public Safety Director Steve Chatterton says he, another supervisor and eight full-time officers will carry the handguns.

The officers have graduated from the ISU Law Enforcement Academy, a program accredited by the Idaho Peace Officer Standard and Training.

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