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Topic: DPS

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.

News, University News

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.

Metro, News

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.

News, University News

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.

For students returning to Providence: Campus resources

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

For students returning to Providence: Campus resources

August 21, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2020 Virtual Guide to Brown

The Herald has compiled a list of campus services and resources for students returning to Providence to live on- or off-campus.

Kate Felder was given a Rising Star Excellence Award. The Excellance Awards highlight exceptional University employees annually.

News, University News

Kate Felder named University staff Rising Star

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Kate Felder, data specialist and assistant to the executive director at Brown University Department of Public Safety, was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Excellence Award for University staff Dec. 19.

Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

Op-eds, Opinions

Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

January 22, 2020 0 comments

How many times have you waited in the bitter cold for a friend to let you into their dorm? And of those times, how often did a kind stranger let you into the building, holding the door open as they swiped themselves in?

Letter: Students should take advantage of DPS services

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Students should take advantage of DPS services

September 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: My name is Chun Cheng, and I am a Brown alum that just graduated a few months ago. I am writing regarding an article I saw in The Herald.

Paul Shanley, Deputy Chief of Police at the Department of Public Safety and decorated officer, is remembered by both his family and Chief of Police Mark Porter for his lifelong dedication to his community.

University News

Paul Shanley, DPS deputy chief of police, dies at 61

September 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Paul Shanley, Deputy Chief of Police at the Department of Public Safety, passed away August 19 at the age of 61 after an eight-month battle with a rare form of bone cancer.

Metro, News

October crimes target U. employees

November 8, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The month’s crimes targeted the University and its employees.

Students living within the Department of Public Safety jurisdiction will now be able to have an officer assess the safety of their homes and provide useful information on how to make their off-campus residences more secure. Twelve students have taken part in the program so far.

News, University News

DPS offers program to assess vulnerabilities in off-campus residences

October 4, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Public Safety is offering a program to allow students living in off-campus residences to assess the security of their homes.