KCCI.com, IA 11-14-07 ISU Police Start Carrying Guns Iowa State police began carrying weapons on campus on Monday. Iowa State is the first of the state's three public universities to arm its police force. Less than two weeks ago, the state Board of Regents approved a policy arming campus police. Officers told KCCI the change is really no big deal. “This is police officers doing what police officers do. They come in, they report for duty, they go out and serve the community,” said Gene Deisinger with Iowa State University Police. Officials at the University of Iowa said they're still reviewing policies and officer qualifications. Officials at the University of Northern Iowa are moving ahead more slowly because faculty groups have opposed the change. That's according to Public Safety Director Dave Zarifis. He said his department has created an advisory board that would meet Nov. 30 to talk about a timeline for arming campus police.