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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 reporter 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 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...

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 reporter 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...

If you need help, please contact the Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse 24-hour hotline.

Breaking the silence, stigma surrounding domestic violence

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This story contains themes of domestic violence, which may be triggering to some people. Domestic violence takes power away from victims and makes them feel helpless. One domestic violence...

“Oftentimes, you’ll see these types of interventions or reform efforts,” said David Makin, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology. “But they don’t really integrate well into community characteristics.” 

WSU students conduct research on mental health resources

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU criminal justice and criminology graduate and doctoral students are partnering up with the Pullman Police Department to devise a mental health field response program. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet officers and provide feedback.

Mental health will be center of discussion during police advisory meeting

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor March 3, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will tackle discussions on mental health and will provide updates concerning the Pullman Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy during its virtual monthly meeting...

“We're all susceptible to struggling,” Cunningham Chilton said. “This isn't something that should have stigma attached to it.” 

‘Bearing witness to other people’s suffering can take its toll’

LOREN NEGRON and TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER February 25, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide...

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will discuss Pullman Police Department's community engagement projects during its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 8.

Pullman PD to implement new use-of-force policy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor February 25, 2021

The Pullman Police Department will prohibit officers from using chokeholds and will institute new outreach projects like a community survey to improve local public safety.  Use-of-force policy changes Pullman...

From Feb. 16, 2020, to Feb. 16, 2021, Pullman PD coded three deaths by suicide, 62 attempts and 58 threats.

‘Every statistic is a real person’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention...

The Pullman Police Department is advising the public to avoid steep hills and only drive when necessary.

Pullman PD responded to about 20 collisions last week

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 16, 2021

The Pullman Police Department responded to about 20 collisions since Feb. 8 due to the snowy weather. None of the collisions were fatal. Pullman PD Sgt. Chris Engle said the number of crashes is fairly...

Wanted man in Montana arrested by Pullman PD after foot pursuit

Wanted man in Montana arrested by Pullman PD after foot pursuit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor February 12, 2021

The Pullman Police Department engaged in a foot pursuit Thursday morning that ended in an arrest. Flathead County in Montana contacted Pullman PD for assistance in arresting Taylor Silva, who was...

The Pullman Fire Department has cleaning devices that sanitize vehicles after transporting patients who have or are suspected to have COVID-19. The department was able to get them through a COVID-19 grant.

First responders feel ‘wear and tear on morale’ during pandemic

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

As the U.S. approaches one year of COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, Pullman first responders have been trying to adjust to the new normal.  Several areas of operations have changed since last year,...

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