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Safe Ride and DDS work to improve safety, efficiency

This summer, Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Service (DDS) implemented a disciplinary action plan for student drivers who speed. The ability to record driver’s speed comes with the installation of a GPS device in each vehicle. “The goal is to educate [drivers] and let them have that time frame …

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UOPD unveils new Lost and Found online site for students

Have you lost something around campus and wondered if someone took it to the Lost and Found? Now there’s a new way for you to find out if the UOPD has your item. A Lost and Found website can be found here, where students can type in what they’re looking …

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UOPD responds to reports of potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid

UOPD responded to reports of a potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid last night. Students were advised to keep away from the area via email and text messages from the UO Alert System. A little after 9 PM last night, a caller informed police that a man pointed what …

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Never been fired: What has become of the UOPD’s guns?

Officer Adam Lillengreen remembers a time he felt unprepared, and it could have cost him. It was 2010, tucked away in a dark corner of a parking lot off of Kinsrow Avenue in Eugene. Lillengreen was a gunless public safety officer for the University of Oregon’s Campus Safety Department — …

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Cuff or Tough? A new jewelry designed to keep you safe

Emerging in a world full of dazzling diamonds, Alex and Ani bangles and fuel bands is a new form of jewelry hitting the market in March 2015: Cuff jewelry is a multitasking piece of jewelry originally designed with women’s safety in mind. If you ever find yourself in a scary predicament, you …

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Psychology professor’s complaint says University of Oregon violated Clery Act in assault allegation

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education, alleging that the University of Oregon violated provisions of the Jeanne Cleary Act in its handling of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in March, The Register-Guard reports. The law regulates the investigation and publication of …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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Obtained audio recording documents conversation between ASUO presidential candidates Thomas Tullis and Ben Bowman

Editor’s Note: Ben Bowman was the Emerald’s opinion editor until the end of winter term of this year. He no longer works for the Emerald. Update: ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis was arrested Sunday by UOPD at 11:07 a.m for illegally obtaining communications by violating ORS 165.540. An anonymous audio recording …

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Active Minds fights to print resource numbers on the back of ID cards

Tired of pulling up the Google browser every time you need to phone Safe Ride? UO Active Minds is working on a campaign to get campus resource numbers printed on the back of student ID cards. Active Minds President Juan Rivera said the group is surveying students to see which …

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With the new year comes new laws that will affect students

Along with the new year comes dozens of laws that have been enacted and are now officially required. Among some of those laws are ones that will affect students now and in the future. Over the last few years, texting and driving have gone hand in hand with each other. …

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Friday’s snowball fight garners international media attention

Video footage that captured students pelting snowballs at former University of Oregon professor Sherwin Simmons last Friday has not only gone viral on popular social media sites such as YouTube and Reddit but has also caught the attention of media outlets around the country. As of Sunday, articles regarding the …

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Annual university Clery report raises questions about accuracy of sexual assault reporting

The number of reported sexual assaults at the University of Oregon more than doubled in 2012. Why? No one can say for certain. From 2008 to 2011, reports hovered between nine and 13. According to the most recent data released Tuesday by the university in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, …

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Sun’s out, guns out: UOPD will begin carrying firearms this summer

In the early morning hours, it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop on the University of Oregon campus. This is especially true during the summer, when the freshmen who usually inhabit the dorms are home for the summer and houses in surrounding residential areas are in-between renters. The …

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Oregon State Board of Higher Education gives UOPD the go-ahead to carry firearms

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education gave the University of Oregon Police Department the go-ahead to carry guns today, as confirmed by a tweet from the Oregon Student Association. UOPD Chief Carolyn McDermed says that sworn officers will be allowed to carry firearms on campus soon. “Are people going …

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Carolyn McDermed officially appointed as UOPD chief

The University of Oregon Police Department announced today that interim Police Chief Carolyn McDermed will continue to serve the force as the official chief of police. The appointment was made public by Vice President for Finance and Administration Jamie Moffitt, who said in a release  that she was confident McDermed …

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UO to ask Oregon State Board of Higher Education for permission to arm UOPD

After years of debate, the University of Oregon has decided to move forward with the decision to arm its campus police officers. As per an announcement released this morning, the UO has submitted a docket item to the Oregon University System, requesting permission from the Oregon State Board of Higher …

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Eugene man pleads not guilty to charges of sexually abusing UO international students

A Eugene man plead not guilty to charges of molesting two University of Oregon international students near campus and is scheduled to stand trial on April 30. Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Warren Mack is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of …

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Updated: “Weapons” in Barnhart turn out to be Airsoft pellet guns

Update, 10:47 p.m.: “The earlier discovery that the ‘weapons’ in question at Barnhart Hall were Airsoft pellet guns,” wrote Kelly McIver in an email to an Emerald reporter. According to McIver, the weapons were never reported to UOPD or University Housing as being used in a threatening manner. Even though nobody …

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Only 10 students show at forum to discuss arming University of Oregon Police Department

The question of whether or not to have an armed police force on campus has dogged students, faculty, staff and community members for the past several years and could likely be decided by the Oregon state board of higher education this spring.

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UOPD cites student for University sign graffiti

University student cited for graffiti crimes around campus.

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Beta Theta Pi releases additional statement on graffiti incident

Beta Theta Pi made an additional statement Thursday concerning the graffiti that appeared Tuesday on the large University of Oregon sign facing Franklin Boulevard Thursday afternoon. The graffiti on both sides of the sign appeared to reference the fraternity. “This vandalism against the UO was also vandalism against the Beta …

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Students assist in recovery of stolen laptop

Two students have been recognized by the University of Oregon Police Department after following a suspected thief and recovering a stolen laptop on campus. Robby Brown and Alana Rogers were studying at the Knight Library Sunday night when they saw what appeared to be a man stealing a laptop. The …

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UO sign facing Franklin Boulevard vandalized

Early this morning, graffiti was reported on both sides of the large University of Oregon sign on the corner of Agate Street and Franklin Boulevard by the Jaqua Center. The University of Oregon Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation of today’s incident. Spokesman Kelly McIver speculates that the graffiti …

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UOPD apprehends man on suspicion of bike violation, finds stolen bike and drugs

In the process of stopping a man for suspected bike violation Sunday morning, a University of Oregon police officer discovered the man had a stolen bike, stolen bike wheel, bolt cutters, marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia. The stop involved two public safety officers and a supervising police sergeant at 3:38 a.m. in …

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University student attacked on Kincaid Street

A female university student reports being attacked by three men Thursday morning.

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UOPD car with new logo to lead the ASUO Homecoming Parade

The new UOPD logo, which includes the Oregon “O,” will lead the ASUO Homecoming parade.

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Attempted bike theft turns into chase down 13th Avenue

A student confronted a man who was attempting to steal his bike around 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, just outside Chapman Hall. The student struggled to gain possession of his bike back from the man, but the man took the bike and began riding it down 13th Avenue toward Kincaid Street. A …

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Student reports attempted assault near 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street

The UOPD reported a man was being chased by another man holding a knife on Oct. 15, according to the campus crime alert posted on Oct. 17. The assault happened Monday night on a bike path near 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street. The victim was walking the path when the suspect …

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Annual Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics held at Red Robin

Tip-a-Cop is a nationwide annual corporate event sponsored and hosted by Red Robin to support the Special Olympics. Police officers act as assistants from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the restaurant staff, serving drinks and helping out at tables.

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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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