REXBURG, Idaho The state attorney general's office is investigating whether campus police at Brigham Young University-Idaho qualify as peace officers.
Idaho's Peace Officer Standards and Training requested the opinion in March.
At issue is the impartiality of the campus police, who are paid by BYU-Idaho, a subsidiary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
BYU-Idaho Campus Police Director Garth Gunderson says university officials don't tell officers how to do their police work.
Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis says he agrees with Gunderson. But he says that campus police being paid by the university raises questions about how much university administrators influence their conduct.