Senate Bill 11, known as the "campus carry" bill took effect on Aug. 1 for Texas university campuses, but does not become effective for Texas community colleges until Aug. 1, 2017.

Kilgore College is working to craft a concealed carry policy for its campus, and seeks the public's input.

Dr. Brenda Kays, Kilgore College President has formed a campus carry task force made up of Kilgore College faculty, staff and students. The task force is also responsibility for developing policy recommendations for consideration by the college president and the Kilgore College Board of Trustees.

“We welcome comments from the public regarding this topic,” said Heath Cariker, KCPD police chief. “These comments will be considered as the college crafts a concealed carry policy which would create guidelines for concealed carrying on its campuses.”

The public can visit the website above to take a campus carry survey and/or email comments to