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DPS officially changes name to UOPD

The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety is now officially the University of Oregon Police Department.

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Suspect at large for sexual assault of female high school student at Autzen

The University Police Department reported that a sexual assault took place in the gravel parking lot of Autzen Stadium during Saturday’s game against Arizona. The assault took place around 8:30 p.m., in which a suspect lured a high school female into a secluded spot between vehicles where he reportedly subjected …

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Eugene Police Department prepares students for school year with six-day anti-theft campaign

The Eugene Police Department is currently gearing up for its biggest crime prevention campaign of the 2012-13 academic year. According toEPD’s Sgt. Lisa Barrong, fall move-in time for both on-campus and off-campus students is one of three peak crime periods throughout the year. “Early fall, the winter holiday and spring …

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Janitor accused of University thefts sentenced to 13 months in prison

Thomas Wayne Morgan Jr. — a former University custodian — was sentenced to 13 months of prison for thefts from the University.

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Alleged trespasser arrested outside EMU

A man who the Department of Public Safety says is a trespasser with an outstanding warrant was arrested by DPS outside of the EMU today at 11:15 p.m.

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DPS executive director steps down

Department of Public Safety executive director Doug Tripp has stepped down, leaving Carolyn McDermed to be interim chief.

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Law enforcement asks students take caution with gas leak near University

A gas leak near 23rd Ave and University Street was announced around noon Thursday.

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DPS arrests man suspected of dorm room invasion

After word was put out of Aaron Burns hanging around campus dorms, a caller on Tuesday finally sighted him, thus notifying the department.

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Keeping an eye on DPS summer activities

Olympic Trials, training for full police officer status and new captainship to be key points of the department’s activities.

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Campus becomes a little safer with help from new emergency call towers

Improvements to the safety in the Millrace Studios area is a collaboration between DPS and the architecture school.

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University student found guilty for 2010 vandalizing case

Max Chase began his spree by smashing a watermelon on a Department of Public Safety vehicle.

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Photos: Operation Vigilant Guard

The Oregon National Guard and various Eugene emergency responding services joined forces to run a mass evacuation drill meant to help facilitate and develop communication in the event of a disaster. The exercise featured, among other things, military personnel pretending to be injured, groups carrying injured personnel to and from …

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Mass evacuation scenario around campus conducted by National Guard

National Guard and army helicopters come to campus for Operation Vigilant Guard.

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DPS officers pass test, move forward

Three University Department of Public Safety officers passed the Police Career Officer Development test on April 17.

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Student Recreation Center sees spike in thefts

Last week, the University’s Student Recreation Center has had at least 14 items reported stolen from areas that are not secured by locks.

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DPS responds to Jaqua Center break-in

University professor and several students witnessed an early morning break-in at the Jaqua Center.

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Gang activity concern grows in Eugene community

“I would say that the gang activity comes and goes around campus,” Harvey said. “There are a lot of factors that go into it — what time of year it is, what’s going on that day, things like that.”

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DPS conflict resolution process still not resolved

After more than a year-long effort to solidify the Department of Public Safety’s conflict resolution process, no verdict has been reached as to what the new process will be or when it will be implemented.

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Survivor Empowerment Alliance discusses first mandatory reporting policies

The Survivor Empowerment Alliance met Sunday for the first time to discuss the University’s new mandatory reporting policies, which would require University employees to in turn report sexual assaults that are reported to them.

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Three-year investigation leads to arrest of University janitor in theft cases

It was in 2009 when police suspect Thomas Morgan, Jr., a University janitor, began stealing electronics from the University Science Library.

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BSU calls meeting to resolve issues seen with University handling of intramural brawl

Members from the Black Student Union, Office of the Dean of Students, the Oregon Daily Emerald and the Department of Public Safety met in the EMU’s Ben Linder Room on Wednesday night to discuss issues surrounding the coverage and handling of events from an intramural basketball brawl last month.

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Cell phone confiscation questioned, students to file a complaint

Department of Public Safety claimed his recording was evidence. Tufa attempted to throw the phone to its owner, Shamsu Said, but the phone was dropped in the process. Eventually the phone was confiscated and has not yet been returned.

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Vandalism incidents double on Oregon campus in last year

Vandalism has doubled this past year, which is costing the school extra time and money to fix and clean up the resulting damage.

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Concealed carry resolution working group to address ASUO Senate Wednesday

ASUO Senators put together work group for concealed carry opposition resolution for Wednesday’s meeting.

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DPS and University instructor help save student

University instructor Mark Blaine and DPS Officer Andrew Johnson helped save a students life, according to a recent press release from the Department of Public Safety.

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Working group to set policies for campus police department

The University has established a working group to create fair policies for the incoming campus police department following the Board of Education’s approval of the force earlier this month. University faculty, ASUO and other affiliates make up the University of Oregon Police Department Complaint Resolution Working Group, which has officially …

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Letter: DPS decision was made too fast

Though the fact that the state Board of Higher Education held off on giving permission to arm officers is a small victory, there were other problems with the idea of a campus police force.

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Department of Public Safety likely to become police department

The possibility of a police department on campus is becoming more and more likely as the University will make a formal request to the State Board of Higher Education to obtain the authority to create its own police department at a board meeting next Friday, October 7.

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Campus biking infrastructure improved with 20-year-old plan

Efforts to improve campus cycling infrastructure began after the University received a silver ranking for campus bike friendliness from the League of American Bicyclists. Senior UO Bike Program coordinator Ted Sweeney and former Bike Program coordinator Brianna Orr were the students who nominated the University the award, and both thought the ranking can be raised by a few improvements to campus streets and pathways.

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Oregon House of Representatives passes bill for sworn campus police agency

The Oregon House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 405 Tuesday, which would give Oregon University System schools the opportunity to institute fully sworn police agencies.

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