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Cheif John Reid took permanent post as chief of UPD in Dec. 2017. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2019

Within the last year, police presence has been increased on campus -- and reactions have been mixed, according to the University Police Department.When students voice their concerns about their safety,...

Students voiced their concerns about campus safety Friday afternoon in Colusa Hall.. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Julian Mendoza // March 12, 2019

After rumors began to emerge about a suspicious suspect being on campus Monday morning, a conversation with administration was held in Colusa Hall on Friday regarding the safety of students on campus.The...

Chico State Police were present outside Meriam Library following rumors about a suspicious subject Photo credit: Kendall George

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George // March 4, 2019

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There...

District Attorney Mike Ramsey sits down with Chico community members to discuss campus safety. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Police Chiefs talk campus safety

Dan Christian // September 19, 2018

The Police Community Advisory Board met at Bell Memorial Union, Monday, to discuss safety in the community, and find out more about the issues most affecting students on campus. Board members were present,...

While Chico State ranks low on alarms.orgs list of safe universities, University Police Chief John Reid said this number is deceiving. Reid said that part of the reason Chico State may be ranked low is that there have been more reported crimes in recent years which he sees as a good thing as more people are trusting police and coming forward with reports.

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

Mathew Miranda // May 2, 2018

According to a list created by, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation., a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest...

The cannabis forum panel consisted of five speakers from various fields. (From left to right) Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, University Police Chief John Reid, Butte County Health Department Officer Dr. Andy Miller, Fire Pharmaceuticals CEO Samuel Monteon and Inland Cannabis Farmers Association Executive Director Jessica MacKenzie. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

Roberto Fonseca // April 19, 2018

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted a cannabis forum to inform students and community members on the laws, risks and benefits of marijuana/cannabis use Wednesday. The panel of speakers...

Child development offices

Reported Burglary in Child Development Department Under Investigation

Alex Grant // September 27, 2017

University Police received a phone call reporting a burglary and theft on Sept. 11. The child development laboratory director, Sally Miller, reported someone breaking into her office, Aymers J. Hamilton...

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