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 […]

Police reports released March 7

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Public Intoxication x2 Thursday, 3-7-13 1:40am; Kamp’s Lounge, NW 25th and Classen Boulevard; Incident # 13-03-006; arrested: 2 OCU students; reporting person: Security Officer Wendell Darnell Viney (no OCU affiliation); Officer Kiel Pepper was dispatched to Kamp’s Lounge in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival he met with Security Officer Wendell Viney who said that […]

University of Colorado releases ‘insensitive’ tips for female students

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The Public Safety Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs recently released a statement on their website with several helpful “tips” for the university’s female students on what to do if they are physically attacked.

Police reports released Feb. 15

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DUI and Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign Sunday, 2-10-13 2:55am; NW 23rd and N. Indiana Avenue; Incident # 13-02-012; arrested: Ravi Udai Sharma (no OCU affiliation) passenger: OCU student (not arrested)

Police reports released Jan. 24

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Petit Larceny, DUS and 3 OKC Arrest Warrants Tuesday, 1-22-13 9:45am; Cokesbury Court Apartments; Incident # 13-01-022; arrested: Cameron Shane Conyer (boyfriend of OCU student); involved vehicle: red 2008 Ford Ranger pickup; item stolen: one “boot” vehicle immobilizer (OCUPD owned); OCUPD officers have been placing tickets on a red Ford Ranger pickup in the past several […]

Police reports released Jan. 22

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Fugitive From Justice and OCU Notice to Vacate Thursday, 1-17-13 10:25pm; University Manor Apartments; Incident # 13-01-018; arrested: Allen Alexander Parks (no OCU affiliation); reporting person: student; assisting officer: Officer Michael Haynes; evidence: one package of Feel Good potpourri (unopened) and one empty Zig Zag cigarette paper package; A student called OCUPD stating that an […]

Police reports released Jan. 7

Breaking and Entering Tuesday, 1-2-13 8:54am; Harris Hall ELS (office closet and safe); Incident # 13-01-002; victim: ELS; reporting person: Manager Chandrakant Rakesh Shah; items stolen: none; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to the ELS manager’s office in reference to a Breaking and Entering. Upon arrival he met with Mr. Shah who said between Monday, […]

Police reports released Dec. 20

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Alcohol Contact Friday, 12-14-12 9:02pm; Smith Hall; Incident # 12-12-024; suspect: student; reporting person: RA; evidence: 2 empty bottles of liquor and 1 burnt candle; Officer Michael Haynes was dispatched to Smith Hall regarding a dorm containing the above evidence. Upon arrival he met with an RA who said he was performing routine room checks […]

Police reports released Dec. 19

Grand Larceny Monday, 12-17-12 3:45pom; Henry J. Freede Wellness Center (Jim Wade Athletic Center); Incident # 12-12-026; suspect(s): none; item stolen: $600.00 cash; reporting person: Director of Athletics Jim Abbott; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to the Freede Wellness Center regarding the theft of cash money. Upon arrival he met with Director of Athletics Mr. […]

Police reports released Dec. 18

Public Intoxication Monday, 12-17-12 7:25pm; Rococo’s Restaurant 2824 N. Pennsylvania Avenue (back parking lot); Incident # 12-12-027; arrested: Cleveland S. Bristow (no OCU affiliation) and Gary Allen Ingram (no OCU affiliation); The owner of the business notified OCUPD that two adult males were intoxicated and fighting next to the trash dumpster on his property. Sergeant […]

Police reports released Dec. 13

Petit Larceny Wednesday, 12-12-12 10:58am; Walker Hall (1st floor lobby); Incident # 12-12-019; victim: OCU; reporting person: RA; items stolen: one Microsoft 360 Ibox, 2 games and one controller; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to Walker Hall regarding the theft of an OCU owned Ibox. Upon arrival he met with the RA who said she […]

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