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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

Cougar Safe Ride vehicles prepare to depart from Wilson-Short Hall, Sep. 12.

WSU adds more safety resources following homicide, fall break

GABRIELLE BOWMAN, Evergreen reporter November 29, 2022

The cities of Pullman Washington and Moscow Idaho are taking more precautions regarding safety in the community with the recent homicides in Moscow. The City of Moscow Police Department sent an update...

Two Moscow Police Department officers walk down King Road toward the scene of a possible homicide at an apartment complex near the University of Idaho, Nov. 14, in Moscow, Idaho. 14, in Moscow, Idaho.

“We advise people to be concerned for their personal safety.”

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor November 16, 2022

There is a higher police presence on campus, so students and staff feel safe, said Gary Jenkins, WSU Police Department interim chief. “We know that there’s a lot of concern and we’ve heard that...

The changes come after a recommendation from WSU’s Infectious Disease and Public Health Advisory Committee.

Former police sergeant resigns due to misconduct

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 7, 2022

Matt Kuhrt officially submitted his resignation from the WSU Police Department on Nov. 1. The resignation comes after an investigation into Kuhrt following allegations of workplace misconduct and Title...

Gary Jenkins speaks to the Senate, Nov. 2.

WSU PD addresses social media presence, spread of misinformation

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2022

Gary Jenkins, WSU Interim Chief of Police addressed the concern of misinformation being spread to the ASWSU Senate. Jenkins came to speak to the senate in a continued effort to increase transparency...

Pullman Police Officer Doug Anderson holds a box of Narcan, a nasal spray used for people who have overdosed on drugs, Nov. 2nd.

Is fentanyl increase serious or sensationalized?

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2022

Two fentanyl-related deaths and 11 cases of overdosage have occurred in Pullman this year. The drug has received significant attention from the media and local police departments as Halloween concludes.  The...

Pullman PD sees increase in calls, multiple assaults this Halloweekend

Pullman PD sees increase in calls, multiple assaults this Halloweekend

TYE CRUZ, Evergreen reporter November 1, 2022

The Pullman Police Department saw an increase of 23 phone calls this Halloween weekend compared to last year, amounting to 150 calls. “Halloween is fun, and sometimes people’s alter egos come out,”...

WSU Police Department interim chief Gary Jenkins said he interviewed staff when he first joined the command staff.

ASWSU: WSU PD addresses relationships, lack of community trust

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER October 19, 2022

The WSU Police Department attempted to rebuild its relationship with ASWSU during a Senate meeting Wednesday evening after an earlier investigation led to the department’s command staff resigning. The...

Scholarships for GPSA senators will increase by $100 per semester.

GPSA hears updates on WSU PD sergeant’s misconduct allegations

SHANA HUANG September 27, 2022

Gary Jenkins, the interim police chief of the WSU Police Department, presented information on the retirement of several former commanders following misconduct allegations and the department's plans moving...

Pullman Police officers clear a room during an active shooter drill Oct. 6, 2013, at the Pullman Summit Therapy & Health Services building.

Local police officers, firefighters attend active shooter response training this week

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor May 29, 2022

Local law enforcement, firefighters and Emergency Medical Services staff will practice saving lives in high-risk scenarios at an active shooter response training from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday...

GPSA senators approve initiative to promote mentorship

GPSA senators approve initiative to promote mentorship

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter April 5, 2022

WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association heard from Dawn Daniels, WSU Police Department administrative sergeant, and voted on next year’s proposed budget at their meeting Monday. Senators...

The Counter Bias Training Simulator places officers in a plethora of scenarios where implicit bias can come into play. Officers have to react promptly to deescalate the situation safely.

WSU PD addresses racial disparities in arrest data

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER April 7, 2021

The WSU Police Department is working with the Student Legal Research Association to better understand racial disparities in arrest data and officers’ implicit bias. WSU PD Chief Bill Gardner said...

WSU PDs strategic plan establishes three subcommittees made up of police advisory board members to address policy development.

WSU PD employees to become certified in bias prevention training

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2021

All WSU Police Department employees will complete the first three workshops of the university’s Community and Equity Certificate program this semester as part of WSUPD’s Civil Rights Strategic Plan...

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