Topic: DPS

DPS crime log reveals multiple cases of winter larceny

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DPS crime log reveals multiple cases of winter larceny

March 7, 2017 0 comments

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Dec. 13, 2016 and Mar. 6, 2017.

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RISD student robbed of belongings at gunpoint

January 21, 2017 0 comments

A Rhode Island School of Design student was robbed Friday at approximately 6 p.m., according to a community-wide email from the Department of Public Safety.

DPS seeks to better diversity, community outreach efforts

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DPS seeks to better diversity, community outreach efforts

November 1, 2016 0 comments

Police departments nationwide have come under fire in recent years for failing to represent the communities they police.

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DPS report reveals decrease in crime

October 7, 2016 0 comments

An annual security report released by the Department of Public Safety last week charted several notable trends in campus crime from the last three years.

Following student protests, the Department of Public Safety has changed its practice of including the suspect’s race in crime alert emails.

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Race, ethnicity no longer used in DPS crime alerts

September 7, 2016 0 comments

The Department of Public Safety has altered its policy on racial descriptions for crime alerts over the past year, excluding suspects’ race.

Student robbed at knifepoint on Meeting

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Student robbed at knifepoint on Meeting

March 23, 2016 0 comments

A student was assaulted and robbed March 21 on Meeting Street between Prospect Street and Brown Street, according to a campus-wide email Monday.

Fifty-nine percent of the Brown University Security Patrolpersons’ Association members voted on the state of DPS leadership. Of those voting, 87.5 percent voted “no confidence.”

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BUSPA votes ‘no confidence’ in DPS leaders

February 19, 2016 0 comments

The Brown University Security Patrolpersons’ Association held a secret ballot vote of “no confidence” in its Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police.

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Brandishing weapon, man assaults student

March 2, 2015 3 comments

An unknown male opened the drivers’ door of a student’s car and displayed a firearm at about 9:40 p.m. March 1, according to a crime alert sent by DPS.

Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police for the Department of Public Safety, addresses the Undergraduate Council of Students at its meeting.

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DPS reports drop in violent crime, spike in bike thefts

November 13, 2014 2 comments

Bicycle thefts on or near campus have quadrupled this semester, said Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police for the Department of Public Safety.

The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App functions as a “virtual Safewalk,” said Deputy Chief of Police for DPS Paul Shanley. Its release is part of a suite of new safety promotion features.

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In new media push, DPS goes mobile

October 17, 2014 0 comments

Following the Department of Public Safety’s release of the Rave Guardian Campus Safety App at the beginning of the semester, the app has been downloaded over 1,100 times.