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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

Gary Jenkins will serve as the WSU Police Departments interim police chief as WSU conducts a nationwide search for a permanent chief.

WSU PD sergeant faces hearing for sexual misconduct

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor August 18, 2022

Three members of the WSU Police Department command staff announced their retirement Aug. 9 after WSU conducted a formal investigation of employee misconduct.  After receiving allegations of sexual...

WSU PD is under investigation for allegations of employee misconduct

WSU PD is under investigation for allegations of employee misconduct

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter July 18, 2022

The WSU Police Department is under formal investigation by the university for allegations of employee misconduct. The investigation is still ongoing, and the names of those involved have yet to be released,...

WSU Police responded to several snow-related calls Monday after 2-3 inches fell that day.

WSU Police give advice for upcoming snow days

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor December 8, 2021

As the snow begins to stick in Pullman, people need to prepare for slick roads and other snow-related obstacles. WSU Police Cpt. Mike Larsen said there were three noninjury snow-related accidents on...

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

Gun violence in Pullman rises 

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter October 26, 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...

Gary Jenkins will serve as the WSU Police Departments interim police chief as WSU conducts a nationwide search for a permanent chief.

Pullman police receive grant for mental health resources

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2021

The Pullman Police Department received a $114,974 grant to improve its mental health resources for officers.  Pullman PD will use the grant to form crisis and medical incident response teams, Pullman...

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...

The community places a lot of trust in us, so we have an obligation to show them that we act in a professional and ethical way,” Pullman PD Chief Gary Jenkins said.

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...

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 8, 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...

Police officers are doing extra patrols this winter to prevent possible burglaries.

Police warn residents to lock homes before leaving town to prevent break-ins

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

The Pullman Police Department and WSU PD recommend students lock their windows, hide their valuables, and ask a neighbor to collect their mail and shovel their walkway before leaving town. Burglars...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 2, 2020

While most of Pullman was quiet, Greek Row was filled with groups of maskless, costumed individuals and parties. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said this year’s Halloween was “milder” compared...

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