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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 6, 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...

Pullman PD Chief Gary Jenkins said at the time the award application was filed for the fellowship program, there were 350 others applicants. 

Fellowship program created to give doctoral students experience with police department

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor June 3, 2021

A Research Fellowship Program conducted by WSU and Pullman Police Department was awarded the Smart 50 Award at the end of May. The award recognizes innovation in government as it relates to improvising...

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will discuss Pullman Police Departments 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 editor-in-chief 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...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Jerry Daniel Hargraves certification was revoked by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Revocation of former Pullman sergeant’s certification is ‘entirely appropriate,’ police chief says

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2020

Former Pullman Police Sgt. Jerry Daniel Hargraves will never be able to serve as a police officer in Washington after his peace officer certification was revoked by the state.  Hargraves was arrested...

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.

Pullman Police review use of force policies

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Department will review its policies on use-of-force, with the police chief saying they are reconsidering the use of “chokeholds,” or vascular neck restraint, on suspects.  Police...

Pullman Police and WSU Police will be issuing referrals and warning to groups and individuals violating public safety regulations.

Police begin enforcing COVID-19 public safety regulations

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2020

Pullman Police and WSU Police will enforce COVID-19 public safety regulations by requiring residents to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of over 10 people, following the safety...

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 2, 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...

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