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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

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Local nonprofit hosts Art of Policing Exhibition on Thursday

Local nonprofit hosts Art of Policing Exhibition on Thursday

David Li, News Contributor
November 29, 2022

A nonprofit organization started by a Oregon State University writing instructor is hosting an art exhibition to address misinformation about the OSU armed police force.  This art exhibition will take...

Oregon State University’s public safety officer trucks parked south of Kerr Administration Building on Nov. 23, 2021. The PSO trucks, driven by PSO security officers responsible for public safety on the Corvallis, Ore. campus, can often be seen on campus and typically pick up lost, stolen or abandoned bicycles.

Concerns about structure, ethics of campus security raised by OSU students

Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety includes armed police alongside public safety security officers
Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

Oregon State University has had its own police department since January 2021, but some students are against its presence on campus due to ethical and racial concerns. In 2019, Genesis Hansen, a fourth-year...

On Dec. 14, Shanon Anderson was officially announced as the new Chief of Police and AVP for public safety at OSU. Shanon Anderson previously worked for the Seattle Police department starting in 1992, and worked as a lieutenant beginning in 2016.

Shanon Anderson: serving community as new OSU Corvallis campus chief of police

Angela Tam, News Contributor
January 17, 2021

This is a Q&A with Shanon Anderson, the new chief of police and associate vice president for public safety for Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.Anderson will be working closely with the...

Corvallis Police Log: Oct. 19 - 24

Corvallis Police Log: Oct. 19 – 24

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
October 28, 2020

Oct. 19Theft 2A Corvallis resident reported their bike had been stolen, sometime between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, stating that an unknown suspect had cut two U-locks off his bike. The bike was estimated...

Gas leak on OSU campus poses no additional danger to students

The Baro Staff
October 6, 2020

The Oregon State Police were notified at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night that an odor of gas was collecting on the south side of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.The leak was localized...

The OSU Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police and Student Conduct and Community Standards play a role in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, by reinforcing physical distancing and face covering guidelines set by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. 

OSP, OSU leadership urge OSU community members to follow COVID-19 policies, Code of Student Conduct

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
October 6, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about...

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Corvallis Police Log: Sept. 21-27

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
October 2, 2020

September 21Warrant ArrestAt approximately 3 p.m., a man flagged down a police officer to request information regarding tags attached to a bicycle he had recently purchased. During the interaction, it...

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Local man tries to force entry into OSU residence hall

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
September 29, 2020

On Sunday afternoon, Oregon State University students received an alert stating that a man had followed a student into a residence hall before trying to gain entry into that student’s dorm room.According...

Oregon State University hired Edgar Rodriguez for the interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police position, starting May 25, but stepped down after nearly three months in the role. 

OSU’s Chief of Police Edgar Rodriguez leaves position

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
August 19, 2020

Edgar Rodriguez, Oregon State University’s interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police, has stepped down from his position after nearly three months in the role. Rodriguez...

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OSU expressed ‘displeasure’ after Oregon State Police trooper refused to wear mask in establishment

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
July 21, 2020

After a trooper from the Oregon State Police refused to wear a mask inside a local coffee shop, Oregon State University expressed feeling displeased with the trooper’s behavior, and set expectations...

Oregon State Police Trooper Daniel Ketcham speaks with Oregon State University students during a 2019 community fair in the Student Experience Center Plaza. 

OSU extends Oregon State Police services through end of year, delays start of in-house police department

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 20, 2020

Oregon State University’s plans to develop an in-house police force have been put on hold. In a statement on June 30, former OSU President Ed Ray announced the decision to extend Oregon State Police...

Nick Hurley was appointed by Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard to take over as the next chief of the Corvallis Police Department when Jon Sassaman retires on June 30.

Nick Hurley prepares to take over as Corvallis Police Chief

Michael Eubanks, Crime Beat Reporter
March 9, 2020

Correction: Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard's name was originally spelled incorrectly throughout this story. The Barometer regrets this error.For Corvallis Police Captain Nick Hurley, who becomes Chief...

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