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Officer Breauna Banks and Sgt. Todd Dow received the American Legion Humanitarian and Lifesaving Award. 

American Legion awards Pullman police officers at City Council meeting Tuesday

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2021

American Legion Maynard-Price Post 52 presented Lifetime Humanitarian Awards and the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during a city council meeting Tuesday evening.  Pullman Police Officer...

The department plans to adopt its next canine from a local pound or adoption center similar to previous dogs. There are no limitations on dog breed but it should be big enough to easily reach higher areas.

Latah County Sheriff Department hopes to restart canine program

VICTORIA GIOMI June 18, 2021

The Latah County Sheriff Department is working to restart its canine program to aid in the detection of hard drugs. Latah County Sheriff Richard Skiles said the department plans to use the program primarily...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, pictured here with Butch T. Cougar, will stay on as chief until a replacement is hired.

‘He knows it’s a great community, and he’s helped make it that way’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 14, 2021

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins will retire later this year after spending 47 years in law enforcement — but policing was not always the future he saw for himself. “When I was in high school,...

Sam Martinez, pictured here, died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a

Fifteen people charged in connection with Sam Martinez’s death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 9, 2021

Fifteen individuals were charged with furnishing liquor to a minor in connection with the death of Sam Martinez in 2019.  Furnishing liquor to a minor is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state....

The suspect climbed to a balcony using a fire escape ladder and damaged multiple chairs.

Police search for suspect involved in fraternity theft, property damage

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department received a theft report from the FarmHouse Fraternity May 25. Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said a fraternity member told an officer an unknown suspect damaged property at...

Georgia man sent to state prison after attempting to extort WSU student

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 17, 2021

A 24-year-old Georgia man was transferred to the Washington Corrections Center on Wednesday after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to extort nude photos from a WSU student in March 2019.  Jordan...

Two Pullman residents arrested after drug-related search warrant

Two Pullman residents arrested after drug-related search warrant

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

Two Pullman residents were booked into the Whitman County Jail after county deputies found 12 ounces of methamphetamine along with other drug-related items in a home on NE Terre View Drive.  60-year-old...

In 2019, 146 reports of simple assaults were filed, with 58 of them considered domestic violence. Pullman police arrested 105 perpetrators and 10 cases were excused.

Pullman PD received 35 forcible sex reports

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 15, 2021

Pullman police saw a 19 percent increase in harassment reports from 2019 to 2020, including sex offenses, aggravated assaults and blackmail cases. Washington state law defines domestic violence as physical...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the committee will need to work closely with Pullman police officers to determine the appropriate amount of time they will need to contribute, especially if they are required to provide answers about community interactions in the survey.

Discussion about community survey on Pullman policing begins

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 13, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee brainstormed ideas for a community survey to collect input about known areas of success and improvement for the Pullman Police Department. David Makin, committee...

The Counter Bias Training Simulator places officers in a plethora of scenarios where implicit bias can come into play. Officers have to react promptly to deescalate the situation safely.

WSU PD addresses racial disparities in arrest data

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor April 8, 2021

The WSU Police Department is working with the Student Legal Research Association to better understand racial disparities in arrest data and officers’ implicit bias. WSU PD Chief Bill Gardner said...

Pullman PD considered creating the officer wellness app for the past few years but could not fund the project until recently.

Pullman PD launches officer wellness app

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor April 7, 2021

The Pullman Police Department partnered with the company Cordico to develop a new officer wellness app, which launched at the end of last month. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department’s...

Time is running out for four students who filed a sexual harassment report to WSU’s Compliance and Civil Rights as they are graduating this year.

WSU students seek justice for sexual harassment investigation

LOREN NEGRON and ABBY DAVIS March 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article contains themes of sexual harassment, which may be triggering to some people. The women featured in this story asked to remain anonymous to prevent retaliation against them...

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