The University of Oregon Police Department adopted several operational changes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including greater health precautions taken by UOPD officers and increased campus security.

Onyx, the University of Oregon Police Department’s dog, will soon be returning to active on-campus duty, UOPD Chief Matthew Carmichael said in an interview with the Emerald.

The state of Oregon adopted a new hate and bias crime law in January 2020 to improve data reporting and access for reporting instances of hate and bias incidents. Accompanying the new law is a hotline where victims of bias crimes and incidents can report, supplementing the option to report o…