The Orion

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

Karen Limones

September 26, 2018

It’s clear that there is a need for more safety guidelines around campus. With homework, classes and extracurricular activities keeping students preoccupied, safety is not their number one priority. Therefore, as students we depend on the University Police Department to follow their mission statement in providing a safe environment for Ch...

Surveillance cameras enforce safety in the Downtown Chico Plaza

Five cameras are installed in the plaza and will be streamed to the Old Municipal Building.

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

The City of Chico has spent $20,000 to install video surveillance in the Downtown Chico Plaza to boost public safety.Public concern for safety in the plaza was a facilitating factor in the decision. It was a pointed issue from the Downtown Chico Business Association and various public safety meetings with the Chico Police, according ...

Safety camera expansion project approved

Bike path near campus Photo credit: George Johnston

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

Chico could receive more cameras

Members of Police Community Advisory Board. Photo credit: Kaley Wise

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

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