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Topic: DPS

Chatman comes to the University with 31 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety, including 16 on college campuses.

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Brown names Rodney Chatman as vice president for campus safety

July 20, 2021 0 comments

Rodney Chatman will assume an “expanded and newly elevated position” of vice president for campus safety effective Sept. 1, according to a July 20 news release from the University.

Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes said the cameras were always meant to be temporary.

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University removes Hegeman Hall surveillance cameras

July 1, 2021 3 comments

Security cameras in Hegeman Hall, which were initially installed in spring 2020 in response to multiple instances of homophobic graffiti and one instance of antisemitic graffiti, were recently taken down.

R.I. Attorney General, U. sign new agreement to clarify hate crime reporting procedures

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R.I. Attorney General, U. sign new agreement to clarify hate crime reporting procedures

March 17, 2021 0 comments

The University signed an agreement with Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha in February to update its hate crime reporting process.

Updates on selection of VP for Campus Safety, Task Force on Anti-Black Racism discussed at BUCC meeting

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Updates on selection of VP for Campus Safety, Task Force on Anti-Black Racism discussed at BUCC meeting

March 10, 2021 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed the ongoing selection process for a new Vice President for Campus Safety, the progress of the Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and the University’s plans to transform general safety procedures at the Brown University Community Council meeting March 10.

President Paxson sees the search for a new DPS chief as an opportunity for the  University to “take a more expansive view” about the future of the DPS.

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BUCC members discuss selection of new DPS chief

February 10, 2021 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed the selection process and criteria for a new chief of Public Safety at the Brown University Community Council meeting Feb. 10. 

Mark Porter was named the chief of public safety at the University in 2005 after more than a decade in campus law enforcement.

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Executive Director and Chief of Public Safety Mark Porter resigns

December 15, 2020 2 comments

Mark J. Porter, executive director and chief of Public Safety, will step down from his position at the end of June 2021 after 15 years of working with the University. He will continue to lead the Department of Public Safety until then, according to a Dec. 15 Today@Brown announcement.

All lockouts and wellness checks during business hours will be carried out by the Office of Residential Life instead of DPS, administrators said at a Nov. 18 BUCC meeting as part of a larger conversation about DPS and public safety on campus.

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Current DPS role, lockout protocol, body cameras among policing policy raised at BUCC meeting

November 18, 2020 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed current safety practices, changes to dorm lockout policies and an external DPS review among other aspects of campus safety at a Brown University Community Council meeting Nov. 18. 

Questions surrounding DPS’s role in enforcing social distancing follow nationwide activism to defund and reform police in the wake of anti-Black violence, though some say DPS’s role is minimal and essential.

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Students expressed split opinions on DPS enforcement of COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

October 20, 2020 1 comment

Since the start of the academic year, the Brown Department of Public Safety has been responsible for monitoring campus, educating students about the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and reporting some violations to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, according to DPS Chief of Police Mark Porter.

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Brown sees overall decrease in crime in 2020 despite recent uptick in violent crimes

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Reported crimes on the University’s campus decreased by 58 percent compared to last year, according to Brown’s Department of Public Safety crime report, which was reviewed by The Herald. DPS has also seen a 54 percent decrease in reported crimes for September alone, compared to last year.  

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Grasping at the Root raises demands to address Brown’s role in policing, carcerality

October 14, 2020 0 comments

Grasping at the Root, a newly-formed abolitionist coalition at Brown, recently launched the Campaign for Communities Without Policing, which raises demands to address carcerality, white supremacy and financial practices at the University.