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University Police Chief John Feeney. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

Student drugging still under investigation

Molly Sullivan // October 28, 2016

University Police are still investigating a string of incidents involving the drugging of male students that occurred in late September and early October. The campus was notified of the incidents in a...

Unprepared for the worst

Alex Horne // September 21, 2016

On Sept. 6 at 10:42 a.m. students were alerted by the university that a man who possibly had a gun was headed toward campus. Students were alerted via text and phone call but the thing missing from the...

Photo credit: John Domogma

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Bianca Quilantan // September 2, 2016

If University Police Department Chief John Feeney were a betting man, he would bet his money on more than one or two calls of people under the influence of alcohol this weekend.Labor Day weekend is approaching...

Students and Parents walk through Chico State to find classes. Photo credit: Amber Martin

Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

Amber Martin // August 24, 2016

Students gathered the week before classes started to celebrate being back in Chico. Wildcat Welcome Week is popular for many different reasons; returning students coming back to continue their studies,...

John Feeney, University Police chief, believes that collaboration among police departments is crucial to success. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015
Campus and city police hope to collaborate more often to keep Chico safe.
From left: Tina, Charles and Chiquita relax on their blankets as the sun sets in City Plaza. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015
Low-barrier shelters for transient and homeless communities raise controversy.
John Feeney, chief of University Police, has a detailed plan for the next year that he hopes will provide many positive changes for Chico State and the surrounding area. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Cheyanne Burens // October 11, 2015
The new chief of University Police talks Halloween, campus community policing and bike path safety.
The Beautiful, Clean & Safe clean-up crew gets ready to pick up trash on the streets of Chico. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Beautiful, Clean and Safe organizes clean-up event to unite city

Suzy Leamon // October 9, 2015
Volunteers for Beautiful, Clean & Safe met Friday morning to pick up trash around Chico.
John Feeney, University Police chief, takes domestic violence seriously and urges all students to know their options on the topic. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

Domestic violence on campus

Suzy Leamon // October 3, 2015
Victims in abusive relationships endure a different experience when on college grounds.
City council member Randall Stone has proposed a ghost riding ban on campus in order to prevent bicycle theft. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon // September 26, 2015
A Chico city council member is proposing a new ordinance to ban ghost riding in Chico in order to help reduce bike theft.

University police hosts first “Cookies with the Cops,” makes campus safety priority

Suzy Leamon // September 23, 2015
University Police met with students in Sutter hall to discuss the upcoming school year.
There are 40 emergency blue light phones throughout the Chico State campus to provide security to those who are not feeling safe. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Chico State maintains sense of security

Suzy Leamon // August 30, 2015
Chico State is devoted to teaching students how to stay safe and providing resources throughout campus.
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