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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 news co-editor 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...

It is almost Halloweek, and if past years are any indication, Pullman and WSU police officers will have their hands full of crimes and costumes.

Police anticipate alcohol-related offenses during Halloween season

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief October 21, 2021

As Halloween approaches, the WSU and Pullman Police departments are preparing for a possible increase in crime rates. Many crimes occurring during Halloween are typically alcohol-related. Pullman PD...

Jake Opgenorth, Pullman PD operations commander gave an update on the shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

City Council works to change Pullman’s narrative, brand

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2021

A presenter told Pullman City Council the city should leverage marketing to create identity and narrative for the city that is distinct from WSU. Ron Kresha, Golden Shovel Agency chief operating officer...

Pullman PD responds to 238 service calls last week

Pullman PD responds to 238 service calls last week

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 3, 2021

Editor's note: The original photo was replaced with the visual above.   The Pullman Police Department received 238 service calls between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1.  Fewer calls were made than...

Washington State Department of Transportation used message signs to encourage safe driving behaviors on the way to Pullman.

Washington state troopers conduct emphasis patrols near Pullman

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor August 23, 2021

Washington state troopers made 152 traffic stops while conducting emphasis patrols on the highways to Pullman as students moved back to campus between Aug. 12-15. Troopers from Washington State Patrol...

Alana Inlow, CAC board member and WSU sociology doctoral candidate, said a big obstacle with establishing a homeless shelter in Pullman is lack of exposure to the crises.

‘We’re all one bad day away from being homeless’


*Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show the Family Promise of the Palouse warming shelter was unable to remain operational, not the Community Action Center's. Homelessness affects people...

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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