A new police force has formed in East Tennessee, but it wasn't an increase in crime that sparked the change.
An increase in students triggered a need for more security at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.
The campus saw the number of students jump 200% over the past decade.
Members of the private police force must pass Law Enforcement Academy. They also can carry weapons and make arrests.
"We'll have six full-time deputized police officers on campus," said LMU Security Chief Bill Sowder. "There will be an officer on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We'll also have an additional eight or 10 security officers that work the buildings."
Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray has the power to monitor the force and deputize the new officers, authority awarded through a new Tennessee law.
Before, LMU security officers had to wait for deputies to make arrests on campus.