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The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

The 2 sides of smoking marijuana on campus

Gisselle Pernett

January 19, 2018

Recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over is now legal in California. Under proposition 64 users can now possess and smoke marijuana in their own private homes but trying to smoke marijuana in a public place or college campus is still illegal. CSUN, like many other college campuses, receives ...

Suspect with knife reported on campus

Suspect with knife reported on campus

Samantha Gullikson

February 7, 2017

On Tuesday morning, the CSUN Police Department transferred a call from the LAPD that reported a suspect on campus with a knife. According to Christina Villalobos, special assistant to the chief of police, the caller said they were a faculty member who had been told by two students that the suspect...

Man reported taking secret photos of women

Man reported taking secret photos of women

Heidi Weinrich

January 26, 2017

It was reported on Thursday that a man was seen following women on campus and taking photos of them without their knowledge. The man was reportedly seen following women at 9:54 a.m. walking from the USU to the Oviatt Library taking pictures with an IPad from behind.Two calls were made to the CSUN Poli...

Police Union — Parking tickets are moneymakers for CSU

Police Union — Parking tickets are moneymakers for CSU

Brooke Holland

April 27, 2016

Parking tickets are moneymakers for the California State University system and campus officers shouldn't have to meet a ticket-writing quota, according to campus police unions. “[CSUN] using this as a money-making system is insane,” said Jeffrey Solomon, president of the Statewide University Police...

CSUN student sexually assaulted near campus during Big Show

CSUN student sexually assaulted near campus during Big Show

Ryan Mancini

October 4, 2015

A female CSUN student was sexually assaulted in an alley by Vincennes St. and Prairie St. after leaving Big Show XV at 9 p.m. CSUN police told NBC 4 news. The student tried to enter Big Show but was denied access due to full capacity. She was leaving the event when somebody grabbed her from behind....

Smoke seen at the University Hall extension construction site

Smoke seen at the University Hall extension construction site

Ryan Mancini

April 20, 2015

Smoke was visible at the construction site beside University Hall, causing a brief street closure late Monday afternoon. Transportation security redirected traffic and pedestrian crossings. One nearby resident said the smoke smelled "chemical." Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident....

Campus gets acquainted with CSUN PD’s K-9 unit

Campus gets acquainted with CSUN PD’s K-9 unit

Michael Arvizu

April 15, 2015

The CSUN Department of Police Services hosted a multi-agency police dog demonstration where members of the public and CSUN students got to meet and pet the dogs, in front of Bayramian Hall Wednesday afternoon. “People say the dogs are malicious and they’re mean. It’s not true,” said Anthony...

Northridge Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

Northridge Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

Lisette Rosales

September 9, 2014

  Students and faculty resumed regular activities at Northridge Academy High School after a 90-minute investigation that resulted in a false alarm. Around 8:40 a.m. there was an unattended package at Northridge Academy High School. The school was placed on lockdown around 10:16 a.m. wh...

Police department restructures, officer promoted, more night patrol

Devan Patel

March 17, 2014

The CSUN Department of Police Services (CSUN PD) has undergone a slew of changes since the beginning of the year, including a salary increase for its officers and the reorganization of leadership roles to provide better around-the-clock management for the campus. Anne Glavin, CSUN chief of police, said ...

CSUN student charged with filing fake police report

Loren Townsley

November 1, 2013

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has charged a CSUN student with filing a false police report claiming she awoke to a man standing above her touching her bare leg, earlier this month. According to the press release, after CSUN PD investigated the crime they concluded that no crime had been committed and requested the attorney’s office to take act...

CSUN PD launches new emergency campaign, distributes new placards to classrooms

CSUN PD launches new emergency campaign, distributes new placards to classrooms

George Benitez

September 29, 2013

>>> CORRECTION: The 911 Campaign has yet to take place. CSUN PD will be launching this campaign later this semester. CSUN Police is distributing new emergency placards throughout campus that will list the recommended protocol in case of a fire, earthquake or an active shooter. PD has als...

Suspected gunman not found, police remain ‘vigilant’

Gabrielle Moreira

April 25, 2013

A suspected gunman was spotted leaving the Oviatt Library Wednesday evening causing a frenzied police search across campus with no suspect found. CSUN Police Services sent an email notice at 4:49 p.m., alerting the campus to be on the lookout for a light-skinned man in his early 20s with a five o’...

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