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Stalking incidents on campus increased, according to annual clery report

The Clery report found that eleven stalking incidents were committed on campus housing, an increase from the two incidents reported in 2018. 

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2020

Officials in charge of compiling the annual WSU Clery report found an 84 percent increase of reported stalking incidents in 2019 on WSU property and a 550 percent increase of incidents on on-campus residences. Universities are required to compile and calculate a Clery Report every year after the Clery...

Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020. A police officer fined Ethridge $150 for a gathering without masks or social distancing in her driveway. The officer said it is best to keep gatherings “out of sight, out of mind.”

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

The Pullman Police Department decided to not discipline an officer who suggested people stay “out of sight, out of mind” during a large gathering that occurred last month on a WSU coach’s property. Officer Garrett Willis fined Kamie Ethridge, head coach for WSU women’s basketball team, on...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

Advisory board to develop plan detailing WSU PD’s policy, procedural changes

WSU Police Department officers will go through implicit bias trainings periodically because one training is not enough, WSU PD chief said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2020

The WSU Police Advisory Board will meet virtually Sept. 8 to begin developing a Civil Rights Action Plan for the WSU Police Department. The Civil Rights Action Plan will include goals for implicit bias training. It will also detail several objectives for policy and procedural changes within WSU PD, sa...

Police begin enforcing COVID-19 public safety regulations

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

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 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 regulations set by state and local health officials. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said in a ...

Essential workers on a quiet campus

About 10 people out of 40 are reporting to work for the Mailing Services in the Cooper Publications Building, said Ed Sala, director of WSU Press.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

As essential workers abide by the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, WSU Police has more officers working over the summer compared to prior years. “People have canceled their vacations so there’s more [officers] working,” WSU Police Cpl. Kelly Stewart said. While many people across the na...

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are wearing personal protective equipment while on call.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are carrying gloves, masks and eye protection. They also sometimes carry...

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