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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 reporter 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...

Pullman Citizen Police Academy set for fall

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter 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, Evergreen reporter 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 PD's 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 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...

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 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...

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.

Community invited to ‘reimagine public safety’ in virtual summit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 30, 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...

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

Stalking incidents on campus increased, according to annual clery report

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...

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.”

Officer not punished for ‘inappropriate’ advice

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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