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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...

City of Pullman to open emergency cooling shelter

City of Pullman to open emergency cooling shelter

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

The City of Pullman will open an emergency cooling shelter from June 26 to 29. The shelter will be open from noon to 8 p.m. The shelter is located in the Pullman Senior Center, on the new Pullman City...

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,...

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, Evergreen reporter June 4, 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...

Resource centers on campus, like the WSU Office of Compliance and Civil Rights, help students file sexual assault complaints and reports. The process can be daunting, said Joel Aleman, director of University Affairs.

Town hall covers process of filing sexual assault reports

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor April 23, 2021

ASWSU hosted a town hall Thursday for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, educating individuals on how to file assault reports and what the process looks like. Resource centers on campus, like the WSU Office...

Pullman Citizen Police Academy set for fall

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 23, 2021

Community members interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look into the Pullman Police Department can soon sign up for a 10-week Citizen Police Academy. The Pullman Police Advisory Committee is working...

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...

A small, single-person aircraft flipped over in a farmer's field.

No one injured in small aircraft crash near Terre View Drive, Marshland Street

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

No one was injured after a small one-person aircraft crashed around 6:35 p.m. today in a farmer’s field near NW Terre View Drive and NW Marshland Street.   A middle-aged man was piloting...

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...

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...

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 news editor 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...

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...

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