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

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

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

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.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter 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...

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter 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...

Community invited to ‘reimagine public safety’ in virtual summit

The summit will allow the police to understand how safe community members think Pullman is as well as come up with solutions that will positively impact Pullman.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

The police are rethinking public safety in Pullman by giving the community an opportunity to voice its concerns during an open forum. The Pullman Police Advisory Committee hopes to implement community...

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 18, 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...

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 September 30, 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...

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 22, 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...

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 27, 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...

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 24, 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...

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 12, 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...

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 25, 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...

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