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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, pictured with Butch T. Cougar, will be succeeded by Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth.

Pullman police chief retires after 12 years

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter July 7, 2022

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins is retiring from the police department this year after 12 years of protecting the Pullman community and 45 years of serving in law enforcement.  Before assuming...

16-year-old Marissa Carper will represent Washington at FBI youth program in Virginia

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter May 26, 2022

Since fifth grade, Marissa Carper knew she wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement — and do “something more” for her community.  “In fifth grade, we were doing a project where we...

Pullman Police Chief gives lifesaving awards to citizen, Moscow officer

Pullman Police Chief gives lifesaving awards to citizen, Moscow officer

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter April 27, 2022

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins presented lifesaving awards to a citizen and Moscow officer at Tuesday night’s Pullman City Council meeting.  Kevin Armentrout was awarded for helping save an individual...

The American Legion presents an award to five police officers for their heroism during Septembers College Hill shooting at the Pullman City Coucil meeting on March 29.

Law enforcement, firefighters receive American Legion awards

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2022

Jerry Coker and Ted Weatherly, Pullman Police Department commander and adjutant, presented American Legion Awards honoring first responders at the Pullman City Council meeting Tuesday night. Whitcom...

Police cars rest behind the Pullman Police Department, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Pullman PD to host second Citizen Academy

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter January 13, 2022

The Pullman Police Department will host its second Citizen Academy beginning Feb. 3.  The program was designed in the wake of summer 2020. The department was encouraged to host a Black Lives Matter...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the only way someone can be pulled over is if there is probable cause that a violent crime occurred, a sex offense occurred, or the individual is driving under the influence.

Pullman Police adapts protocols following state legislation

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department changed to less-lethal techniques after House Bill 1054 went into effect earlier this year. HB 1054 made it so Washington state police departments now must have less-lethal...

The Pullman crime rate went down in 2020, but this was likely due to the pandemic and is not necessarily sustainable.

City Council to submit FEMA grant pre-application for flood mitigation

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

Pullman City Council voted Tuesday night to submit a pre-application for a Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant, which would aid in improving Missouri Flat Creek and removing...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, pictured with Butch T. Cougar, will be succeeded by Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth.

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor 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,...

Palouse River Counseling provides crisis debriefs for first responders and gives feedback to Pullman Public Schools to help both teachers and students.

Palouse River Counseling shares COVID-19 mental health impacts

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

Mike Berney, Palouse River Counseling executive director, spoke to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on March 8 about the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Washington is in the bottom third in...

This summers BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

MACKENNA ROWE September 23, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police,...

The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter organized a protest on June 12. The Pullman Police Chief issued a memo about the demonstration.

Local BLM activists, police chief respond to memo about march for racial equality

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 3, 2020

A local Black Lives Matter group criticized a memo by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, stating it mischaracterized the organization and discouraged people from attending its march on June 12. The...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said officers attended a week-long training on use of force after the department was scrutinized for using force on a former WSU football player in 2017.

Pullman police officials outline policies, policing philosophy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 17, 2020

In Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins' open letter, he wrote that he is committed to holding himself and his department accountable so the tragedy in Minneapolis will not repeat itself in Pullman. “Condemnation...

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