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University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports...

UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting...

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Kimberly Morales // February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018,...

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While...

Shelley Keener, Analyst and Specialist for UPD tapes up the last box of collected prescriptions on Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

University police, CADEC host prescription drug take-back

Kimberly Morales // October 24, 2019

While alcohol and marijuana reign as the most popular drugs for students on campus, one substance easily -- and often legally -- found on campus are prescription drugs.According to Chico State’s...

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

Brian Luong // October 24, 2018

Students, faculty and staff learned about proper response techniques to maximize safety in an active shooter situation in Colusa Hall, Tuesday morning, during a training hosted by the University Police...

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....

A man was cited Tuesday for riding his bicycle in the busy area by Trinity Hall. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police report higher numbers of stopped cyclists on campus

Natalie Hanson // April 24, 2018

A man was stopped and cited by University Police for riding his bicycle at Chico State Tuesday at about 12:10 p.m.According to Sergeant Lance Conlan, the man had been found to be riding his bicycle in...

Concerned neighbor places citizen's arrest at gunpoint

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Josh Cozine // April 21, 2018

Chico Police Call Type: Assault with Deadly Weapon Monday, 6:30 a.m., corner of Downing and 1st ave A man threw his bike at another man and was arrested. Call type: Burglary Monday, 2:16...

Chico State's Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt believes daily self-awareness is key to preparing for a school shooting. Photo credit: Grayson Boyer

Preparing for a university shooting

Grayson Boyer // February 12, 2018

The increase in university shootings has made preparedness for potential threats extremely important to college administrations, and Chico State is no different. According to Chico State's Director...

Photo courtesy of Alix Davis

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant // November 28, 2017

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released...

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Natalie Hanson // October 6, 2017

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Transient ProblemMonday 6:58 a.m., Bidwell Manor ApartmentsMan sleeping in bushes close to curb at Esplanade, almost rolled into traffic while asleep.Call Type: DisturbanceMonday...

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