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UPD talks role on campus, safety

Dominique Brown, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

In a town with multiple police forces, the University Police Department stands out. Chief Kent Martin, who has been with the department since 1997 and has been serving as chief of the department since 2016, said the biggest difference between his police department and the Charleston Police Department...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 5, 2019

The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report

March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press release. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, the Charleston Police Department reported smoke coming from t...

Police give tips

Logan Raschke, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

By Logan Raschke Staff Reporter | @DEN_News Eastern Illinois University Police Chief Kent Martin said when it comes to contacting the police when students need help, no time is a bad time. Martin along with Makenzie Reynolds, a graduate student and student worker for the UPD, offered advice for students...

Justice system broken; come back later

Colin Roberts

February 6, 2018

The American justice system has often been criticized for its many shortcomings, and they are many. In the international community, the one that does not include oppressive regimes, we have been taken to task for the way we treat our minority communities (for the last two centuries, we just cannot see...

Students play games, eat with police

Students play games, eat with police

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017

Students spent some of their leisure time with members of the campus police department in Taylor Hall Tuesday night. Pizza, Pool and Police, hosted by Residence Life and Conference Services, allowed students to get to know the university police officers. Kelsey Cripe, assistant director of Residence...

German police officer talks terrorism and the refugee crisis

German police officer talks terrorism and the refugee crisis

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 31, 2016

  German police officer Wilhelm Schmidbauer talked about his experiences with terrorism to students and faculty Monday night. Schmidbauer is the head of the Bavarian State Police, a force which has 40,000 officers employed. His translator for the evening was Christiane Eydt-Beebe, chair of...

Multiple calls of shots fired Friday morning

Staff Report

October 30, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department and University Police Department responded to two shots fired calls Friday morning. The first one occurred at 1:51 a.m. at Ninth Street and Garfield Avenue and the second happened at 2:24 a.m. at 1520 Edgar Drive. For the call at Edgar Drive, officers...

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter

October 5, 2016

Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social called “Cooling it with the Cops,” which gave students the opportunity to drink root beer floats...

No injuries after shots fired incident

Staff Report

October 3, 2016

No one was hurt after shots fired were reported early Sunday morning, Charleston Det. Tony West said. The shots were reported at 2 a.m. in the vicinity of 11th Street and Hayes Avenue. The suspect has not yet been identified, and neither have any victims. West said nobody approached the police...

Column: Police, social justice must both change

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

It has been brought to public attention that the All Lives Matter movement is a nonsense manifestation that spawned out of opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. It is a development of anger from the fragile American that do not feel included in Black Lives Matter. Obviously all lives matter,...

Council takes steps to buy police vehicle

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

July 1, 2014

The Charleston City Council approved the waiving of the bidding process to purchase a squad car for the police department and awarded bids for general maintenance materials and seal coat Tuesday. The council voted to waive the bidding process so a vehicle that meets the department's needs can be purchased. Mayor...

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