Appeals Court Rules Against Dorm Patrols

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Campus police at Washington State University have no authority to conduct random patrols of dormitory hallways, which have the same privacy protection as the inside of a home.

That’s according to a state Court of Appeals.

The June 26 ruling leaves WSU and the state’s other public universities to reconsider how they handle security, since all conduct some form of patrols of dormitory hallways.