University police department moves to different location

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The police department has a new location on campus. OCUPD moved into their new location at 1635 N.W. 23rd St. Aug. 17. The building has a bulletproof wall in the entryway that was created out of recycled bulletproof vests and a control room with cameras watching over the main campus and the law school. There […]

Officials change parking regulations, offer new permits

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The police department plans to improve parking on campus with new parking permits and guidelines. There are now four types of permits comprised of: Commuter, Cokesbury, Methodist Hall, and Star Access. The Star Access permit was created to provide full access parking to residential students so they can park at their residency and in general […]

Officials wave student parking tickets after severe weather

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The United Methodist Hall parking garage will not be open today, April 8, in the case of severe weather, according to university housing.   Students who received parking tickets in the United Methodist Hall parking garage during the storms on March 25 will not pay for those tickets. Students, faculty and staff were informed via email […]

Campus police acquire new vehicles

By Kyle Wallace, staff writer The university police department upgraded its vehicle fleet to improve patrol efforts around campus. The upgrades include two new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoes and a refurbished utility task vehicle. New vehicles were purchased due to rising maintenance costs associated with the older cars and to increase the visibility of the police […]

Students receive, appeal tickets for incorrect parking

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Students are having to appeal tickets for parking in the wrong spots in on-campus parking lots.Across the campus, there are four small areas reserved solely for visitors to park, as well as a few single spots scattered throughout the area.

Officials lock dorm doors on campus, encourage vigilance

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Methodist Hall’s back doors have been locked for extra security on campus.The doors were locked and the handles removed due to security concerns with people going in through the back doors this summer, said Bradd Brown, chief of university police.

More information released in assault investigation

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Officials released more information Sept. 30 about a sexual assault reported this weekend on campus.

Police searching for assault suspect

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Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus.

Few Details Released about Sexual Assault Reported on Campus

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University officials are releasing few details about a sexual assault reported on campus this weekend.

Police investigate car break-ins

Two cars were burglarized Tuesday night in the Cokesbury Clubhouse apartment parking lot.

University police go beyond law enforcement duties

The Oklahoma City University police department provides services beyond their duties as law enforcement officers. OCUPD provides safety escorts, vehicular assists and an identification number engraving services for valuable items. To contact the police department for a safety escort or motor assist, call 405.208.5001. If there is an emergency, dial 405.208.5911.

Counselors, students promote mental health awareness

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Students and university officials are working to establish better mental health services and access on campus. Brandi Gibson, director of university counseling, serves at the director of the behavior intervention team. Click here to read more on the team’s objectives and members. “I provide feedback regarding mental health issues if there’s a student in question […]

Street closed due to baseball risk

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By Amy Fuhrman, Web Editor   NW 27th St. between Indiana Ave. and Kentucky Ave. is closed to both sides of traffic. A block of the street, located behind Jim Wade Stadium, is blocked off by traffic cones. The cones were placed by OCUPD around 2 p.m on Tuesday afternoon. The police force placed the […]

Police report Aug. 23

Petit Larceny– Thursday, August 22, 2013, 4:00am; Draper Hall; 13-08-020; Victim: OCU student; Suspect: unknown; Officer Pepper took a report from the victim at the station. The victim locked his bicycle up on the west side of Draper Hall on 8/19/13, and when he returned on 8/21/13 it was gone. His cable lock had been […]

University police violate federal campus safety law

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The university’s police department is attempting to become compliant with federal campus safety laws, but their efforts may be too little, too late.

University officials refuse prompt release of crime logs

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University officials refuse to comply with federal campus safety laws regarding the prompt release of archived crime logs.

University officials fail to release annual crime statistics

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University police failed to publish up-to-date crime statistics in the 2012 annual security report by the federally-established deadline.

Columnist urges students to appreciate campus police

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I am discomforted by the amount of speculation and negativity circulating about the university police department, particularly with regard to parking tickets.

Emergency alert system to update

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By Susannah Wait, Editor-in-Chief Officials plan to implement a new Emergency Alert System due to flaws in the current system. The new system was not in place during a March 12 lockdown. OCUPD responded to a call that shots were fired near N.W. 29th Street and Indiana Avenue. Oklahoma City police officers were already in […]

Police reports released March 20

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Public Intoxication– Saturday, 3-16-13 8:44pm; NW 23rd & Gatewood; Incident # 13-03-022; Arrested (AR): Barry, Robert (no OCU affiliation); Reporting party (RP): student; Officer Haynes received a call from RP stating there was a man passed out on the bus stop bench. Upon arrival, Officer Haynes found AR on the bench. He woke up AR […]

Police reports released March 13

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Fugitive from Justice Saturday, 3-9-13 5:09pm; EZ Pawn 2027 NW 23rd; Incident # 13-02-028 (supplemental); arrested: Michael C. Goudeau (no OCU affiliation); Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to EZ Pawn regarding a suspect who had stolen two X Box controls and three games from the Smith Hall lobby Tuesday, 2-19-13. Upon arrival he met with the employees who […]

Officials respond to recent lockdown

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By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Police still are searching for suspects after a March 12 shooting that resulted in officials putting OCU on lockdown. OCUPD responded to a call that shots were fired near N.W. 29th Street and Indiana Ave. Oklahoma City police officers already were in the area, said Steve Taylor, OCU’s assistant chief of […]

University police issue citations for parking violations

By The Editors University police department officials have been issuing tickets recently for various parking violations. The department has jurisdiction over all property related to OCU and operates like most other police departments, able to give tickets for parking violations, expired tags, traffic violations, etc. Read more here. Students can easily avoid receiving parking tickets […]

Police department addresses parking issues

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The university police department officials have been ticketing parking violations this semester.

Police reports released March 4

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Leaving the Scene of a Non-Injury Collision Saturday, 2-23-13 8:30am; West Fine Art parking lot; Incident # 13-02-032; driver # 1: student, vehicle: white 2012 Chevrolet van; owner of vehicle # 2: Meshal Munawir Almutari (ex-OCU student), vehicle: tan 1997 Toyota Camry; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to a non-injury vehicle collision at the West Fine Arts parking […]

Police reports released March 6

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DUI (.08 % or Greater) 3-6-13 2:15am; Draper Drive and N. Kentucky Avenue; Incident # 13-03-005; arrested: OCU student; vehicle: black 2000 Dodge pickup (not impounded); Sergeant Michael Kavenius set up surveillance on a black Dodge pickup that was slowly driving by parked vehicles and intermittently stopping while on Draper Drive. He thought the suspect was […]

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