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The Daily Evergreen

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said it is too early to tell based on the current number of calls the department has received whether 2022 will be less busy than 2021.

Fire, police departments reflect on amount of calls

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2022

The Pullman Fire Department had its busiest year in over a decade in 2021, receiving 2,939 total calls. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said the department received an increase in both fire and medical...

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 officers arrest an individual near the intersection of NE California Street and NE A Street on Saturday. Officers arrested the individual for being a minor in possession of alcohol after displaying poor behavior.

Pullman PD received 127 calls during Halloween, five related to suicide

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 2, 2021

The Pullman Police Department received 127 calls during Halloween weekend, a slight increase from last year’s 109 calls. “Last year was so different because we just didn't have the numbers of people...

Willis speakes with another officer at the intersection of Northeast California Street and Northeast A Street, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Willis talked about reports of a suspicious individual in the area.

Photo essay: Pullman Police patrol Greek Row during Halloween

COLE QUINN, Evergreen photo editor November 2, 2021

Editor's note: All photos were taken by Evergreen photo editor Cole Quinn. Halloween weekend is typically a busy weekend for students at Washington State University. Parties stretch across the College...

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

CALLIE GERBER October 25, 2021

The number of gun crimes in Pullman has increased, and in the past year, there have been 16 crimes involving a gun. Two of the 16 cases involved a domestic dispute, and two of the cases were related...

Several moose have been spotted in Pullman this year. Wildlife officers caution people to maintain their distance if they encounter a moose.

Moox Borgi causes wildlife safety awareness in Pullman

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 26, 2021

WSU students were all over the moose on the loose that came to town recently and even voted in an Instagram poll to name it Moox Borgi.  The moose was in town for about six days, said Grant Silver,...

Three DUIs, two trespass arrests and moose in someones backyard

Three DUIs, two trespass arrests and moose in someone’s backyard

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2021

Pullman Police Department responded to 114 calls for service between Friday and Monday morning, including noise complaints, trespassing and gunshot sounds. Gunshots were reported Saturday night at a...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers free, confidential referral and information for individuals facing issues with substance abuse or families facing related issues.

International overdose awareness day brought hope

SANDI KOBIESA, Editor-in-chief August 31, 2021

Aug. 31 marked International Overdose Awareness Day. Last year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated around 90,237 people died of an overdose in the United States.  The awareness...

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 14, 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 news editor June 13, 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 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...

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