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New chief of University Police announced

Madison Holmes

June 12, 2015

John Feeney has been selected as the new Chief of Police for the University Police Department, according to a system-wide email from Lori Hoffman, the vice president of business and finance. Feeney will replace the former University Police Chief Robyn Hearne, who announced her retirement last No...

Chico State appoints interim University Police chief

Retired Chico Police Chief Bruce Hagerty is stepping in as interim chief of the University Police while the search for a permanent replacement continues. Photo courtesy of Bruce Hagerty.

Dylan Dewit

May 5, 2015

Bruce Hagerty, retired Chico police chief, has been appointed interim Chico State University Police chief, according to a press release from Lori Hoffman, the vice president of business and finance. Hagerty served six years a chief of police in Chico and currently serves on the University Advis...

Shooter training helps student, staff

Sgt. Bryce Davison will lead the active shooter training on Thursday. The Orion file photo.

Christine Lee

December 2, 2014

The University Police is holding active shooter training sessions Thursday for student and staff employees.The training sessions, known as "19 seconds," focuses on how employees should respond to an emergency event if there is an active shooter on campus. The sessions also teach people tactics for self-protection....

Sexual assault, weapons arrests up

Sexual assault, weapons arrests up

David Mcvicker

October 1, 2014

The number of reported sexual assaults, an annual compilation weapons arrests and car thefts on or near the campus all went up in 2013, but the overall crime rate at Chico State fell for a second straight year. The university's Clery Report, an annual compilation of crime statistics required under...

General parking reduced for students

Empty dorm parking spots at the lot on Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jovanna Garcia

September 22, 2014

Students may be having trouble nabbing a parking spot at the Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue lot since the University Police removed one row of general parking due to an increase in first-year housing residents.University Housing and Food Services made a request to increase the parking stalls...

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Robyn Hearne, University Police chief. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

February 19, 2014

Students ride their bikes and boards through campus all the time. Within a few weeks, students caught breaking the rules can skip the court date. University Police will offer an alternative: a $60 bike-safety course through Blackboard, said University Police Chief Robyn Hearne. Students will save about $100. Throughout the past few semesters, students have asked officers for information, but fin...

University police give chief low ranking

Mozes Zarate

September 10, 2013

Chico State’s police chief was rated poorly by her fellow officers for the second year in a row in a survey conducted on behalf of a statewide university police officers organization. In the survey, one of many published by the Statewide University Police Association, Chief Robyn Hearne was ranked...

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