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UPD enforcing summer parking

Staff Report

May 14, 2019

Eastern’s University Police Department is enforcing parking rules and regulations over the summer, so students driving to school still need to purchase permits to avoid receiving citations. UPD is enforcing the summer parking Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to...

UPD investigating reported sexual assault

Staff Report

February 26, 2019

The University Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have happened on campus. The assault reportedly occurred in Lawson Hall on Feb. 17 to a female. The assault is currently under investigation. Standard protocol for UPD for sexual assault investigation include a me...

Students have ‘Pops with the Cops’

Ivan Escott (right), a sophomore marketing major, fist bumps Officer Samantha Berry from the University Police Department. “I love seeing that sort of stuff out here, especially on a college campus,” Escott said. “I love seeing support for the police.”

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

September 5, 2018

The University Board hosted “Pops with the Cops” Wednesday afternoon, where students had the opportunity to eat popsicles with officers from the University Police Department. Tess McArthy, the University Board human potential coordinator, said the event is a chance for the University Police Depart...

Students, UPD bond over pizza and pool

Jordan Parks, a freshman pre-med major, plays pool at the Pizza, Pool and Police event in Taylor Hall Tuesday night.

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017

Students got to know members of the University Police Department during Pizza, Pool and Police, hosted by Residence Life and Conference Services Tuesday night. Kelsey Cripe, assistant director of Residence Life and Conference Services, said the idea of the night was to try and bridge the gap between ...

Campus police officers to serve lemonade

Valentina Vargas, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2017

Students will be able to interact with the officers from the University Police Department through “Layin’ Down the Law Lemonade Stand” from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday outside of Coleman Hall. University Police officers will also be giving handouts to students about campus safety tips, such...

Benefit to help raise money for UPD officer’s medical expenses

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2017

Throughout his childhood, University Police Department Officer James Williams was taught to help others. “It’s just how I was brought up,” Williams said. “I was taught to help other people; it’’s not necessarily about what you get back.” Giving back is something Williams has strived...

Students react to parking changes

Jack Arkus, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2017

Students made their opinions known after it was announced there would be some changes in underclassmen parking. On Tuesday, Eastern Police Chief Kent Martin sent out a mass email to the student body announcing that the University Police Department will be eliminating the “underclass” parking restriction...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2017

The University Police Department and Charleston Police Department used McAfee Gym Tuesday and Thursday over spring break to train officers for active shooter scenarios. Brett Compton, patrol officer for the CPD, said this training has taken place annually for over 10 years, usually rotating among...

Some concerned about shots fired

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2016

With shots being fired in the area just a few days ago, some students are concerned but still hopeful for Charleston’s safety. According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, at 1:51 a.m. Friday police received reports of shots being fired. They were not able to determine the...

Sexual assault reported Monday

Staff Report

November 1, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department responded to a sexual assault report 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Seventh Street. According to an Alert EIU email, the suspect was described as a 6-foot tall male, with an athletic build, blue eyes, shaggy blond hair and a tattoo on his back. Any...

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...

Bicycle stolen outside of Old Main

Mallory Kutnick, Police Reporter

September 14, 2016

The University Police received a report of a stolen bicycle 1:15 p.m. Monday outside Old Main. The victim reportedly locked the dark blue bicycle by the ramp leading to the Financial Aid Office before leaving the building Friday. Upon returning Monday afternoon, they found no sign of the bicycle...

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