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Police gathered at McNary Field as they conduct an investigation on an explosion.

Breaking: McNary Field explosion injures one, closes parking lot

Wes Flow, Ryan Harlan, Emma Coke, and Alexander Banks
October 30, 2023

Update (5:51 p.m. PDT) CPD has released a statement saying that the victim of the explosion is a 22-year old male from Cottage Grove, OR. According to their preliminary reporting, the victim is not affiliated...

OSU emergency phone outage planned Wednesday night

OSU emergency phone outage planned Wednesday night

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
September 20, 2023

There will be a brief outage of the OSU phone system between 10 p.m. and midnight Wednesday night; the outage will affect both the Corvallis and Bend campuses but should last no longer than 10 minutes.  According...

Radios flicker on and off while computer monitors map alarms around campus at the new OSU Public Safety Dispatch Center inside Cascade Hall on February 12, 2023. The new center allows Public Safety to handle student and resident calls around campus more efficient.

Campus dispatch center upgrades equipment due to higher demand

David Li, News Contributor
February 28, 2023

Oregon State University’s dispatch center used to reside in a tiny room in the public safety center on campus, according to Dispatch Center Teresa Parker. “It kind of looked like a broom closet,”...

Oregon State University public safety department cars are lined up outside Kerr Administration in November of 2021. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact OSU DPS at 541-737-3010.

Authorities still searching for suspect involved in campus hit-and-run

Wes Flow, News Reporter
February 14, 2023

Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety is still searching for a driver and red pickup involved in a hit-and-run on Jan. 28 that sent a pedestrian to the hospital. The incident occurred...

Active Threat alert at Hawley-Buxton residence halls resolved

Active Threat alert at Hawley-Buxton residence halls resolved

Lara Rivera, Assistant Editor
November 23, 2022

A witness reported seeing a possible firearm within the Hawley-Buxton residence halls tonight at approximately 8:16 p.m. and alerted Oregon State Public Safety officers.    A video confirmed...

Shanon Anderson, the chief of police and associate vice president for public safety, and Cedar, the wellness dog for the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus, pose together outside the campus dispatch center on April 6. According to Anderson, the OSU police department can provide medical assistance until their partners from the Corvallis Fire Department arrive.

Campus dispatch center prioritizes OSU community

Shae Williams, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Since Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, the university has now created its own Level 2 dispatch center that takes 911 calls. According to Teresa Parker, dispatch...

Oregon State University public safety department cars are lined up outside Kerr Administration in November of 2021. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact OSU DPS at 541-737-3010.

Oregon State University police department was created to ‘utilize the education mission and values of OSU’

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
February 10, 2022

After Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, the new department had advanced police reform, but some students don't think reform is enough. According to Steve Clark,...

An illustration of a guardian watching over the city of Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis Watch is an Instagram page which seeks to inform users of safety concerns in the Corvallis area.

OSU students find Corvallis Watch Instagram page ‘useful,’ ‘important for public safety’

Corvallis Police Department recommends community members use CPD social media for public safety information
Sukhjot Sal, News Reporter
January 3, 2022

With 3,801 followers, the Corvallis Watch Instagram account has garnered a dedicated following of Corvallis, Ore. community members, especially Oregon State University students looking to stay...

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...

Traffic on SW Jefferson Way was blocked off after a natural gas line was punctured at the Pharmacy Building on Wednesday at about 2:45 p.m. Buildings in the area were evacuated and the road remained closed until the gas line was capped at about 3:20 p.m.

Gas leak on OSU campus prompts evacuation of classes

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
October 20, 2021

A gas line near the Pharmacy Building on the Oregon State University campus was punctured at about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, which shut down the buildings in the area. According to David Sweeney, the...

Weatherford Hall seen through a buffer of smoke and haze on Sept. 17. Winds blew the smoke from the wildfires in Santiam Canyon east of Salem, Ore. into the Willamette Valley.

OSU community providing services, resources to those impacted by wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 21, 2020

Thousands of Oregonians have been impacted by the wildfires and OSU community members are working to help people that have been affected by these fires with resources and services.John Valva, executive...

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Student, faculty group created in response to new campus police force

Adriana Gutierrez, Print Contributor
August 15, 2020

A new student and faculty group called DISARM OSU has been formed in response to Oregon State University’s decision to implement a new in-house police force, with goals to defund the force and distribute...

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